Commissioning & Service Transformation: 
Through the Lens of ABCD

A course aimed at senior leadership teams in Local Authorities, National Health Service Organisations and larger VCFS and NGOs looking to commission ABCD at a strategic level and/or to transform their organisation to work in more community centered ways. 
Participants will gain a deep understanding of commissioning and service transformation through the lens of ABCD. The training will deal with real world situations that relate to your specific context. The course is delivered by Cormac Russell and Mick Ward. 

Outcomes include: 
  • A Baseline of current reality 
  • Development of a localised Commissioning Framework
  • Development of Business Plan and Evaluation Framework 
  • Development of an operational framework  
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Change the Way You Work in Citizen Space

Read | Watch | Discuss | Reflect | Apply

Prior to the course, Nurture Development will work with assigned leads from the participating organisation to establish organisational readiness and to ensure the course content directly supports organisational objectives. 
Read
Life-long access to a library of e-books and written resources developed by Nurture Development and international cutting edge literature.
Watch
Bespoke videos  delivered by Cormac Russell on the key  ABCD principles and tools.
Discuss
Five interactive facilitated video conference sessions that deepen understanding and practical application through discussion, peer mentoring and skilled facilitation.
Reflect
Facilitated reflective practice that deepens understanding and embeds learning.  
Apply
A business case for ABCD in your organisation is developed using action learning; you learn by doing.
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A business case for ABCD in your organisation is developed using action learning; you learn by doing.

Course Modules

Meet the instructors

Cormac Russell

Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at De Paul University, Chicago.
Over the last 20 years Cormac has worked in over 30 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

Mick Ward

Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at De Paul University, Chicago.
Over the last 20 years Cormac has worked in over 30 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.
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