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Transitioning Home and Upcoming Events

We've spent the last 3 weeks meandering our way through the beautiful forests, alpine regions and mountains of Victoria and New South Wales. And now after more than 15,600 km by car, 1,600 km on foot, 4 months on the road, and 75 nights of camping, we are home. What a journey!

An epic 4 month adventure

A beautiful day climbing Mt Feathertop last month

Over the last few weeks, work-related creativity has been sparking. Check out some of the upcoming events and offerings coming up through Community Praxis Co-Op and Three Rivers Initiative. There are several face-to-face and online Community Development training's coming up before the end of the year. We've also got a November Reflective Practice Professional Development training at our place in Maleny. And for those who might want to combine a June 2024 trip to Alice Springs (with a workshop that coincides with the annual Beanie Festival. Take a good look and get in early.

Reflective Practice training Friday 17th November 9.30am - 4.30pm Maleny These one-day trainings offer an opportunity for practitioners to slow down, pause and re-set for the last quarter of 2023.

It supports practitioners to be more attentive and aligned to living processes in their work through developing observational skills. The workshop supports people's inner and outer development through a number of practical activities based on the themes: observation and attuning to aliveness. These activities take many forms including but not limited to:

  • reflective observation that develops intimate encounters with other (both human and more-than-human),

  • art journaling that develops the capacity to pay attention and to work with living ways of seeing

  • gentle movement that connects mind, body and breath together to support participants' body observation and awareness

  • mindfulness meditation enables observation of the mind without reaction and a deeper connection to the present moment

For more information and registration:


Online CD training for Neighbourhood Centres

Start date: Tue, Nov 7, Finish date: Tue, Nov 28, 2023

3:30pm-5:00pm

Weekly Online via zoom


This 4 week online training course (90 mins, each Tuesday in November) will introduce neighbourhood/community centre workers to the participatory ‘method framework’ of Community Development. The process will be potent and practical for Community/Neighbourhood Centre workers, managers or committee members who wish to embed CD in their organisational work, lead place-based responses, identify and respond to local issues and build the capacity of local communities. It will also explore the macro level practices of worker support and supervision, monitoring, reporting, and budgeting to support community development.



Participatory Community Development Training

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

9:30am-4:30pm

Brisbane Quaker Meeting House - 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove


The 1-day training will introduce practitioners to the participatory ‘method framework’ of implicate, micro, mezzo, macro and meta-levels of development practices.


The process will be potent and practical for:

  • People who’ve got community development in their job descriptions, but feel they need a clear ‘to do’ or ‘method framework’

  • Practitioners who’d like to reflect on the quality of their community development practice; and their own quality in the practice

  • Community/Neighbourhood Centre workers/managers who wish to embed CD in their organisational work and lead place-based responses

  • Active and engaged citizens who’d like to add to, and reflect on their intuitive community-oriented practices

  • Activists, social and ecological practitioners wanting to add a community development approach to their work.

Participatory Community Development and Reflective Social Practice Wednesday, 19 June 2024 from 9:00 AM - Friday, 21 June 2024 to 4:00 PM Campfire in the Heart, Alice Springs For those who would like a more immersive experience in a beautiful retreat setting on Arrernte country, this 3-day process will provide an opportunity for citizens and practitioners involved in social and ecological change to reflect and deepen their own practice, while also learning and dialoguing around two key frameworks: The first is the participatory community development ‘method framework’ of implicate, micro, mezzo, macro and meta-levels of development practices The second is the reflective social practice (phenomenological) framework as articulated in the Three Rivers Flowing book. As a way of both doing and being, the workshop will support people's inner and outer development through a number of practical activities based on the themes: observation and attuning to aliveness. For more information and registration: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/VGV6T


Feel free to reach out (peter@communitypraxis.org) for more information about upcoming events, or if your organisation is looking for reflective practice, supervision or training opportunities.

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