The Community Renewal Centre
For organisations that are getting started, each of our courses provides an entry point towards more community-centred ways of working.
Training for Professionals Working in Citizen Space
Rapid Participatory Review
Five Step Process
Discover ABCD Training
Eight Module Course
(Whole System Approach)
Commissioning & Service Transformation
Five Module Course
Keynotes & Masterclasses
ABCD Guide Training
Six Module Course
A New Way of Learning
Open Courses for Individuals
Meet our Team
Cormac is a social explorer, an author and a much sought-after speaker. He is the Founding Director of Nurture Development and a member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago.
Over the last 25 years, Cormac’s work has demonstrated an enduring impact in 35 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other community-based approaches in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe and North America.
His most recent books are The Connected Community- Discovering the Health, Wealth, and Power of Neighborhoods (Coauthor John McKnight); Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2022, and Rekindling Democracy – A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space; Cascade Books, 2020.
Cormac’s TEDx talk can be viewed here
He has a strong commitment to the social model of disability, citizenship, communities, innovation, culture, equality and diversity, and working in partnership.
Claire brings extensive experience as an Office Manager and is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the administrative infrastructure as well as providing support to our team, our learners and our clients.
Jon is an adjunct professor, conference speaker and guest lecturer.
Interested in ABCD Training?
or you can go deeper by co-designing with us a suite of training
that leads to whole systems change.