Debi Fry
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Michael Kenny replied to Debi Fry's discussion The values and skills involved in asset-based approaches in the group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"Debi. Values inhabit a space between subjectivity & objectivity. I may think I am very open to participation, but my friend may know that I am not from previous expereince. In the expereince of ill health we all accept the value of caring but…"
May 25, 2010
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The values and skills involved in asset-based approaches

I've been reading a lot about the values and skills involved in asset-based approaches to community development.  I would like to use this discussion group to explore what these values and skills look like in practice.For example, one of the values that I've been seeing a lot is that of being transparent and accountable. Many would argue that an asset based community development framework encourages and requires government, NGOs and any other outside involvement in community development to be…See More
May 25, 2010
Debi Fry left a comment for Randolph A. Adams
"Hi Randy! Welcome to Fiery Spirits! Thanks for joining!"
May 25, 2010
Debi Fry left a comment for Brianne Peters
"Hi Brianne, Welcome to Fiery Spirits! It's so great to "see" you after only having talked to you :-) I am hoping you can share your practical experiences with groups who are using asset-based approaches!"
May 25, 2010
David Muir replied to Debi Fry's discussion The values and skills involved in asset-based approaches in the group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"Hi Debi: yes transparency and accountability are easy to agree to but it's a lot of hard work to deliver them in practice. I think Stewart makes some good points in his reply to you. In practice each community group might need to appoint one of…"
May 24, 2010
Debi Fry left a comment for Cornelia Flora
"Hi Cornelia! Thanks for joining the group! I look forward to hearing more about your current work in Latin America."
May 21, 2010
Stewart murdoch replied to Debi Fry's discussion The values and skills involved in asset-based approaches in the group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"I like the distinction between values and skills. It is possible to value transparency but fail to translate this into practice. I could see a number of explanations for this in a project or business context where there is an element of…"
May 20, 2010
Debi Fry added a discussion to the group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
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The values and skills involved in asset-based approaches

I've been reading a lot about the values and skills involved in asset-based approaches to community development.  I would like to use this discussion group to explore what these values and skills look like in practice.For example, one of the values that I've been seeing a lot is that of being transparent and accountable. Many would argue that an asset based community development framework encourages and requires government, NGOs and any other outside involvement in community development to be…See More
May 19, 2010

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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
I work at the International Association for Community Development--a dynamic global network coordinated from the small town of Falkland, Scotland :-) Check out at www.iacdglobal.org. I would like to join this group because I think dialogue and exchange and 'connecting' with people outside our own circles is so beneficial to addressing issues and making the world a smaller place!
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I am the Development Manager for the International Association for Community Development (IACD). Before joining IACD, I worked as the Research Director at the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. I am passionate about action research and community development and look forward to being a part of this COP.
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http://www.iacdglobal.org

Debi Fry's Blog

Call for Presentation Abstracts to IACD 2010 Conference

The International Association for Community Development (IACD) and the Community Development Society (CDS) are co-hosting a conference on “The Role of Community in Economic and Disaster Recovery” in New Orleans on July 25-28, 2010. This conference will offer an excellent opportunity for community development practitioners and scholars to meet and discuss successful ways to promote all facets of community development. We invite participation on all aspects of community development, including… Continue

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 16:46

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At 9:05 on May 19, 2010, mark woodhead said…
Hi Deb,
Thanks for your comment. I'll consider what you say about starting a discussion thread on ABCD and co-production.

An event was held recently in Leeds - which unfortunately I was not able to attend - on community development, co-production and health - this event was run by the Yorks and Humber CD Network. Dave Evans, the conference organiser, is, I understand, currently writing up the conference report. When that report appears I'll try to remember to mention it on Fiery Spirits.

Best wishes,

Mark
At 23:36 on January 10, 2010, Marita Tomlinson said…
Hi Deb,
No we haven't met yet though I am sure at some stage our paths will cross.
At 14:19 on January 7, 2010, Hazel Stuteley said…
Hi Deb,
Working up to joining ABCD debate....I.m always daunted by whats already been written by folks like Cormac ( big hero of mine) but I.ll have a bash. Only back from Bali 4 days ago....adjusting to cold and ice is tough after 32 deg wall to wall sunshine. Theres currently a 'blizzard on the Lizard'.!
At 19:50 on January 5, 2010, Sally MacKinnon said…
Hi Debi, hey thanks for connecting. How lovely to know you were at the Brisbane conference last June - what a stimulating event that was - go the IACD! Since then, my colleague Nick McGuire from Logan City Council and I have been developing a proposal and discussing possibilities with BALLE (Michael Shuman's Business Alliance for Local Living Economy) about developing a BALLE hub in south east Queensland here in Australia. We're determined to get it off the ground in 2010 one way or another! I notice one of your areas of interest is rural resilience - it's of real interest to me too as I live in a small rural community in a rural shire. Be good to talk with you more about such things. Very best wishes for 2010, Sally
At 15:47 on December 10, 2009, Ninian Stuart said…
Hi Debi
I think we'll need to make it the new year now. Hope that you and David are finding enough warmth and light on this dark side of the hill at this time - or maybe finding it over at St Andrews. Maybe see you about toun.
Ninian
At 17:41 on August 6, 2009, Jennifer Aird said…
Hi Debi
How are things? Anything happen to that case study publication I contributed to a while back? Cheers
At 12:32 on May 27, 2009, John said…
Great - by then we should have a final report and a handbook for you to look at too!
At 10:45 on May 27, 2009, John said…
Debi, hi. I've just realised I promised I'd send you on some background info. about the COTE project when we spoke a month or so ago. Apologies for my forgetfulness. You can retrieve the Floors Castle report from this site. I don't kow if you have access to the Carnegie Internal Communications Hub but if you do, there are two project reports posted up there. At the moment that's the best way for you to access them as otherwise I'll have to trek through to Galashiels to recover my old hard drive! Again, apologies for the delay.
At 18:01 on May 8, 2009, Paul Allen said…
many thanks, we will follow this up. You can now view the event programme at www.convergenceonzero.org

Just let me know if you have any other contacts or ideas...

Many thanks
At 11:59 on May 7, 2009, Paul Allen said…
Many thanks Debi,

the website is about to be launched, and the event is the 25th 26th June in the Baird auditorium of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum - if you can send me any contacts, I will be happy to send them invitations ASAP

Many thanks,

Paul

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