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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
Michael Kenny replied to Debi Fry's discussion Is asset-based community development just another name for community development? in the group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"There is always a question about whether a community dvelopment worker is a 'worker' of a facilitator of 'work'. My view is there is a time a place for both but it takes wisdom to know which is appropriate. Michael"
Jan 29, 2010
Michael Kenny replied to Nick Wilding's discussion Welcome to the assets inquiry - what brings you here? in the group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"Dear Linda. Greetings. I am impresed by the energy and thinking that has gone into the Ark project. May I ask, do you think hat conventional innovators and entrepreneurs have sometihing to offer to sustainable development iniaitives like…"
Jan 29, 2010
Michael Kenny joined Nick Wilding's group

Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development

This group builds on the publication of 'Appreciating Assets'. It focuses on sharing approaches to community-led asset mapping. See More
Jan 29, 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?
To keep in contact with colleagues in the Wales, Scotland, N Ireland, England and Eire.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
Michael Kenny, MAgr.Sc, MIITD is a lecturer at the Department of Adult and Community Education, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare.

He is co-ordinator and lectures on the Higher Diploma in Adult and Community Education (community development and curriculum development modules), is co-ordinator and lectures on the BSc Degree in Rural Development by Blended Learning delivered in conjunction with all the constituent universities of the National University of Ireland.

Michael Kenny lectures on community development and rural development outreach courses and on The BA degree in Community Studies for mature students.

Michael Kenny, MAgr.Sc, MIITD, is specialist in rural development, participative methodologies, local development and blended adult learning. Michael teaches at university level and is a member of NIRSA (National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis), IITD (Irish institute of Training & Development), DSA (Development Studies Association), Aontas (The Irish National Association of Adult Education) and IRL (Irish Rural Link).

Michael has worked extensively with statutory and non-statutory agencies, local authorities, voluntary groups in Ireland and Overseas (focusing on Central and East Africa).

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At 12:14 on May 13, 2009, Nick Wilding said…
Hi Michael

A belated welcome to the FierySpirits website. I enjoyed your contribution to the convergence event and wonder if there is something you have that could be shared in this forum? I have a little video footage too I could add as a video to get your contribution aired more widely....
At 10:44 on April 21, 2009, Bridget Kirwan said…
Hi Michael,

Welcome to the website.. please let us know how it works for you. Will you be with us on Monday or Tuesday next week?? It would be good to meet again..

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