Training activities for staff and volunteers

2019 Training:

The Spiral Method: a community development workshop

NHT has invited Tina Lathouras and Peter Westoby from Queensland to present three regional community development workshops especially for our Neighbourhood House network. They have presented this training to House managers in Queensland, and Tina presented on the Spiral Method at the World Community Development Conference in Ireland in 2018. Peter was also a keynote speaker at the World CD Conference.

Click on the date below to register for your choice of workshop :

  • South –  Thursday 27 June from 9:30 to 3:30 NHT Hub, Derwent Park
  • North – Monday 1 July from 9:30 to 3:30 Starting Point Neighbourhood House, Ravenswood
  • North West – Tuesday 2 July from 9:30 to 3:30, Ulverstone Neighbourhood House, Ulverstone

So what is the Spiral Method?

The Spiral Model of Community Education is an approach developed by community development practitioners that helps groups do thinking that ‘spirals’ from personal experience to action.    

It’s a ‘bottom up’ process that enables people to tell their stories, to name issues, and with others do some thinking about why those issues are impacting on communities. Based on that collective thinking, groups form around strategies for action, they take action and then return to the bigger group to reflect on that action

It’s not just about this workshop! Tina and Peter intend to create a special website to enable conversation and ideas to keep happening after the workshop, with follow up in 12 months’ time. NHT has partnered with them as part of a research grant so this is also an opportunity for the community development work of Houses to contribute to, and be written up in, their research paper.

For additional information visit 2019 Spiral Method workshop flyer

 

Click on the date below to register for your choice of workshop :

  • South –  Thursday 27 June from 9:30 to 3:30 NHT Hub, Derwent Park
  • North – Monday 1 July from 9:30 to 3:30 Starting Point Neighbourhood House, Ravenswood
  • North West – Tuesday 2 July from 9:30 to 3:30, Ulverstone Neighbourhood House, Ulverstone

Cost – $22 per person

Posters to help promote the events can be downloaded here: