paranaple centre, Devonport
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’.
In January 2011 Cormac was appointed to the Expert Reference Group on Community Organising and Communities First, by Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society in the UK which he served on for the term of the Group.
You can see s snippet of Cormac at work in this video
More program information to come soon.
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…
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.
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Full booking details will be available soon
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org