Tue 26 Sep 2023 AT 12:00 pm , Wellington

Centrally-Enabled, Locally-Led Workshop: introductory session

Off the back off their recently released report, Make the Move, Inspiring Communities is offering a series of three workshops to explore the latest theory and evidence for working in locally-led ways. Bringing together learning from experienced practitioners within community, local and central government, the workshops are designed to explore the insights from the report, while helping you build upon your existing skills and knowledge.

Inspiring Communities, in partnership with IPANZ, bring you this free introductory session where they’ll unpack the sticky issues we face trying to enable community responses and solutions within a government context. Packed with practical tools, examples and inspiration, this a great opportunity for you and your colleagues to navigate creative ways of working with community.

Facilitated by Christina Howard, we’ll work on taking intention to action. How you can integrate the insights from the report, locally led approaches, and existing public policy tools into your practice. Christina brings a wealth of experience, with a 30 year career spanning community, government, academia and philanthropy. She is driven by helping people and organisations create new ways of being and doing.

In this first taster session, you will also hear from Make the Move report contributor, Gael Surgenor and author, Sarah Morris, both innovative leaders making positive changes in Aotearoa.

Gael’s years of experience cover local and central government as well as the community and social enterprise sector. She brings new and creative ideas to the public sector to better support community aspirations. Most recently she has been a panel member for the recently completed Future of Local Government review.

Sarah Morris is passionate about how we can contribute to decolonisation and fulfilling the vision of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. A social and systems change consultant, she has led teams and projects in both government and communities.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this change-making series, and help bridge the gaps in current public policy to meet the needs and aspirations of our communities.