Community development masterclass

Friday 14 June 2019
Working with others to create flourishing communities

Despite the shift towards community development taking place at multiple levels within our communities, we still face many issues. Generally, homelessness is on the rise, isolation and disconnection are common day experiences, distrust is at an all-time high and people’s sense of wellbeing is fading fast. From this milieu 2 key questions emerge:

  • What does effective community development look like?
  • How will we know we are being successful?

This master class explores: frameworks for understanding different types of poverty; a fresh look at what we mean by community; a helpful re-evaluation of the goals of community development and a process to help us move towards flourishing communities.

Andre Van Eymeren

Andre Van Eymeren is Managing Director of the Centre for Building Better Community (CBBC). Based in Melbourne, Australia the centre is a hub for holistic conversation and action in the built environment and all aspects of social infrastructure aimed at working with others to see communities flourish. Andre is also part of this work globally serving as co-director of the Urban Shalom Society. Starting in 2016 as a delegation to UN Habitat’s conference on the future of cities, the society is now partnered with the United Nations in the running of faith based Urban Thinkers Campuses in multiple locations around the world. Andre has a background in grassroots community development, spanning over 20 years. As a consultant and trainer, he has extensive experience working alongside local government, schools, faith groups and the not for profit sector. Andre is also an accomplished writer and researcher, passionate about helping people
and communities flourish.

Further information
  • 10am – 4pm (9.30 for registration & coffee)
  • Cost £70pp including lunch
  • Book online
Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
14 June 2019
Start time
9.30 am
End time
4.00 pm
Address line 1
The Oakwood Centre
Line 2
Headley Road
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified