Workshops & capacity building

Neighbourhood Collective works across Australia to build community capacity, connection and social cohesion via workshops and masterclasses. We also offer consultancy for not-for-profits and government.

We are able to tailor training to specific community groups and organisations, and are able to offer all workshops as face-to-face or online sessions. Our work is founded on Asset Based Community Development and cultural equity principles and we share the lessons learnt, innovation and solutions that have made the Old Church such as successful and vibrant community hub over the last twelve years.

All workshops are delivered by two qualified senior staff who have lived experience and have delivered at least 100 hours of strength-based training.  Our CEO, Rosita Vincent, is always one of facilitators, who has over 20 years' experience of community work and facilitation,

To make an inquiry or find out when our next workshops are, please contact Rosita at rose@collective.org.au or 0458290402.

Current offerings

Asset-Based Community Development: ABCD is a powerful approach to community work that focuses on assets and strengths, rather than problems and needs. It allows us to work with communities in ways that are respectful, increases participation, connects people and creates more vibrant, healthy and equitable communities. An experiential workshop that will support you to bring ABCD principles and actions to your work, increasing community engagement and outcomes. Full day workshop.

Community leadership in action: for community leaders, activators and connectors. An opportunity to strengthen your skills and knowledge of community building, campaigning and activation while reflecting with others doing similar work. Hear our personal stories of leadership- what's worked for us and what we'd never do again! This workshop can be tailored to the needs and context of multicultural community leaders. Full day workshop.

Cultural inclusion and connection: Strengthen your skills in cross-cultural communication, learn how to develop culturally safe programs and organisations and how to ensure  everyone is included in ways that are equitable and create meaningful connections. Learn from our experience at the Old Church of what works and what doesn't in bringing multicultural communities into the heart of everything we do.  Delivered in partnership with Regional Victorians of Colour Inc. Half day workshop.

Climate and emergency resilience: strengthen your skills and knowledge of climate and emergency resilience. Learn how to support your community to prepare before an emergency strikes and to recover stronger than ever. Practical case studies from the Old Church around community resilience and behavior change with local residents who've never had opportunities to learn about sustainable choices.  This workshop can be tailored to the needs and context of multicultural community leaders. Full day workshop.

Open Futures: a professional development program for regional young people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. Delivered in partnership with Welcoming Australia.