paranaple centre, Devonport
Community Development is many things and can be approached in many ways. At is very core though, Community Development is done ‘together’.
Join us in Devonport for the annual Neighbourhood Houses conference in Tasmania. Be inspired, energized and reconnect with friends and colleagues from across the network. Bring your ideas and stories and let’s do it again. Let’s celebrate Neighbourhood Houses and Community Development Together.
Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development in Ireland, and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago.
Over the last 20 years Cormac has worked in over 30 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.
He is passionate about the proliferation of community-driven change and citizen-centered democracy, and has supported hundreds of communities to make ABCD visible through what he calls ABCD Neighbourhood Learning Sites.
His motto, paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, is: ‘When it comes to Community Building, well done is better than well said’.
You can see a snippet of Cormac at work in this video
Wednesday 25 September – evening reception East Devonport Community House
Conference dinner – Thursday 26 September
Dinner will be held at the conference venue. The theme is
“Nauticool or Nice”
Devonport is a port city at the mouth of the Mersey River, and of course has a rich maritime history. And then there are all sorts of other ways to interpret the theme – so have fun, and don’t forget we’ll have awards for best dressed etc…
1.Grant writing – tips and tricks for success. Get the low down on writing grants from two grant providers and an opportunity to ask questions
2. Governance for House Boards – an update on the Handbook for boards and how to use it with your Board, along with a Q and A on dealing with the issues your board may be facing.
3. Facilitation 101 – how to create the space , and manage the process for a productive and informative conversation.
4.Gardening and Food Workshop – speakers to be finalised.
5. Bullying and Harassment – what are the requirements and methods for dealing with these challenging situations.
Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support that enables us to participation by
the staff and volunteers of our Member Houses at subsidised rates.
Conference will be held at the paranaple centre, Devonport
We encourage you to book direct with your accommodation provider. Travel booking websites offer good deals, but local accommodation providers do better if we book direct.
Click here for the Discover Tasmania website for accommodation in the Devonport area.
Download the Group Registration Spreadsheet designed for Houses HERE
Download the Group registration Hard Copy Form HERE
Download NHT’s Cancellation policy
Expo will happen on Thursday 26 September from around 12 noon – 2pm. Set up time will be advised.
We’re happy to take your form in case another organisation cancels their booking. Please send in the below Expression of Interest form, and we’ll confirm your place when we can. Please download the below form, and mail it into email@example.com