Community Development Practice Hub

Community Development Practice Hub

The Community Development Practice Hub is a resource for people and organisations who ‘work with’ people in Birmingham so they can take collective action to make changes to things that are important to them and their communities. 

We aim to connect, inspire and upskill community development practitioners across Birmingham.

Come join us on this exciting journey, as we collaborate with the sector to offer a tailored approach with a focus on Birmingham-specific learning, challenges, and achievements.  

This is an opportunity for anyone involved in community development across Birmingham to get together to share practice, work through challenges and build the relationships that enable us to get the job done when the system just isn’t enough. We’ll be meeting on Zoom for 90 minutes once a month for 6 months. The sessions will be practical workshops; sharing our stories of what’s good that we want to build on, getting to know one another’s gifts and skills, finding out what matters to us, and taking practical action to support one another to make it happen. If you need a place to think aloud, to get to know ‘someone who can…’ or you just want to be part of supporting community development across Birmingham this is the place for you.

Who: Anyone involved in community development across Birmingham.
Where: Zoom
When: Wednesdays, 13:00-14:30
Dates: 6th October, 17th November, 15th December ‘21 and 12th January, 9th February ‘22, 9th March '22*

*We ask you commit to all 6 sessions. (which are £49 inclusive)

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Part of the new Community Development Practice Hub, which aims to connect, inspire and upskill community development practitioners across Birmingham.

The Community Development Group will be facilitated by Steph Vidal-Hall. Steph coaches and facilitates individuals and teams wherever people want to do good work; hear from every voice in the room, do independent thinking, deliver ‘with’ rather than ‘for’, learn together, come up with new solutions, collaborate across teams and organisations. Steph has been working across sectors for the past 30 years; corporate, cultural, health, sport and wellbeing. She has a keen interest in Asset Based Community Development and is proud to live and work in Birmingham.

Please note: These sessions are heavily subsidised and are pilot activity for the Community Development Practice Hub.
The hub has been developed by Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It aims to develop creative ways for people to be actively involved in their local communities, to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

Booking for this event has now closed.