Is this programme for you?
What is Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)?
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is an approach that recognises and builds on the
dreams, ideas, potential, strengths, gifts, talents and resources of individuals and communities to
create strong, inclusive, and sustainable communities.
ABCD is a powerful approach to community engagement that focuses on capabilities and potential,
rather than problems and needs by uncovering the resources that already exist in a community.
Unearthing community strengths is a powerful and productive way to address problems and realise a
What You Can Do Following the Workshop
Move from theory to practice by taking ABCD into your organisation and the neighbourhoods where
you work. It will enable you to create stronger, more resilient, and creative neighbourhoods where
people, families and communities come first.
Who’s It For?
The workshop is aimed at public sector leaders, Councillors, frontline staff including NHS, Local
Authorities, Housing Associations, Police, and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector.
Date: 23 February 2024, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Exchange Quay, Salford M5 3ED
This Programme will be facilitated face-to-face at North West Employers, Manchester.
1. To understand how abundant communities thrive when you shift your focus.
2. To create the conditions for insights and personal transformation.
3. To realise for yourself the unlimited potential in our neighbourhoods.
Quote from previous participants…
“I valued Gary’s background in terms of his career path, hearing about his work experiences resonated for me in terms of how he built ABCD into his work and the challenges he faced. I thought the pacing of his delivery was excellent – it felt like we had time to take on board the information he was giving us. He managed to build our knowledge across the day and the session was memorable and applicable to the work we are doing now. It felt to be a day well spent.”
“I found it really useful to clarify what ABCD was and to get my head in a different mindset. I particularly liked the ‘One story’ part, as I realise that everyone has different views, opinions, experiences etc but I had never realised how the constant telling of the same story can have such dramatic effect on communities, individuals, faith groups, even countries. It was very though provoking and made me reflect on my own views.”
Warwickshire CC staff