The power of communities to create change is real. We know that top down decisions by government to ‘fix’ things, and grassroots campaigns, are not the only answers.
Imagine your community all working together for a common purpose, with clear goals and shared responsibility - what could be achieved? Imagine the possibilities that might emerge.
Using highly engaging, collaborative and appreciative approaches, we can support you to move from conflict and apathy, to collaboration and action. Whether you are part of a group, organisation, town or region, we can work with you to host conversations, develop projects and develop your capacity for sustained collaboration.
Be bold, stand up and call people with diverse perspectives together, we can work with you to create the beginning of something, or a part of something bigger.
When you need to get action on issues, resolve conflict and get past blocks, what is needed is real conversations where people can be heard and new solutions can emerge.
Imagine what could be achieved by bringing together people with influence and passion, lived experience and diverse expertise - to have conversations that matter. Now you have a chance to really get to the heart of an issue - to come up with real and inspired solutions.
We can support you to hold meaningful conversations about the issues that are most important to you.
We use inclusive and creative methods that allow for issues to be explored fully and people to get on board with co-creating their future.
These conversations may be with small groups or entire communities, and may be one-off or a series of events. They will bring the community together, focus energy and get things moving. Creating wise action from new knowledge is a key aspect of hosting conversations that matter.
Conversations that matter
Good leadership is vital for community organisations to function well and for things to get done. Leadership works best when it is shared and we all have the potential to play a leadership role in the groups and organisations we are involved in. It might be that you want to be able to understand group dynamics better, or explore how to increase community engagement, or deal with conflict in your group.
We can support you in developing skills and growing your own gifts through learning events and then walk with you as you practice these skills back in your communities.
Sustainable projects and initiatives
Designing good projects and initiatives is key in making sure that community-led action achieves real and long-lasting results. Too often, community projects are not well developed, have insufficient time spent on consultation, and waste valuable funding and volunteer effort. The result? Frustration, disengagement, and distrust.
We can work with you to ensure that your project or initiative has the best possible chance of success. Mentoring you in collaborative and engaging processes, we can work together on the scoping, consultation, design and implementation of your project - creating something that will make a real difference in your community.
Many of us have felt the frustration and boredom of tedious and unproductive meetings - the unfortunate result is that our most valuable resource - our people - stop coming. Whether you are part of a community board, committee or working group, you can create engaging, productive and fun ways of meeting together - yes, it’s true!
We can mentor you in designing, hosting and harvesting meetings and gatherings that make the most of people’s time, and result in people feeling more engaged, motivated and ready for more. Then you can share what you have learnt throughout the community!