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.  

Community Development Academy III – University of Missouri

Author: Yanu Endar Prasetyo

Published: 2019


The critical elements of a community development processes are how to provide the motivation of people for sharing and consolidate learning. For this challenge, storytelling is a powerful way to exchange and address the barriers to knowledge transfer within community members. Stories are an important part of social change because they have the power to shape the way people think and feel about their worlds and how they interact with in them. In the community development processes, sharing stories or experiences can build trust, cultivates norms, transfers tacit knowledge, facilitates unlearning, and generates emotional connections. Storytelling teaches us how to deal with the different individual situations by improvising alternative futures through narratives of change. Storytelling will help the facilitator’s main task in the divergent zone and help create opportunities for everyone to express their views and creative ideas.

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