Active essex : Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) courses

We are pleased to announce that we will be running two new online Discover Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) courses, designed to equip people at all levels across Essex with the knowledge and skills they need to understand and implement Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).

The value of strong and connected communities has never been greater. Putting communities at the heart of policy and decision making is now a priority for many organisations. It is vital to bring local communities together, create identity, and develop the social capacity that builds belonging, resilience, and inclusivity.

The course is made up of 8 online modules that require a commitment to attend eight 90-minute interactive Zoom sessions and approximately an additional 10 hours to read and watch the course materials. Each course is run over a two-month period.

This course focuses on ABCD key concepts and practical tools for professionals working in citizen space. You will deepen your experience and competence in community building through coaching in the use of our tools and techniques. Ultimately, you will be able to take ABCD into action in living neighbourhoods in a way that is respectful of the local context; and ultimately support citizens to collectively create safer, healthier, more economically and environmentally vibrant places to live.

The dates for the next two courses are:

  • Course 4: Tuesday November 2nd 2021 – Tuesday December 21st 2021, 2pm – 3:30pm (8 consecutive Tuesday’s)
  • Course 5: Wednesday 12th January 2022 – Wednesday March 2nd 2022, 10am – 11:30am (there will be a break for half term the week commencing 14th February).

 The cost of the course is £230 which will be fully covered by Active Essex and the Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP).  You will receive a certificate of completion after the 8th and final module.  

There are a maximum of 20 attendees per course.

The training programme is provided by Active Essex and the Essex Physical Activity Local Delivery Pilot and is therefore targeted at people who value the role that physical activity can play in building stronger communities.

The training will be hosted by our partner Nurture Development. A video about the 8-module course can be viewed here: Nurture Development video  . Further information about the content of the course can be found here: Nurture Development ABCD information  . To hear about the benefits of the ABCD course from the founder of Nurture Development, Cormac Russell, and CEO of Intelligent Health, Dr William Bird, click here.

We are accepting registrations for our next two courses now. This will be undertaken on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited and the maximum attendees per course is 20.  If you want to register for a course, please complete and submit the form through this link.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information. Please contact Eva Roos, Project Administrator, at .