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Learning the Art of Community Building
Start Date: Sep 16, 2014
End Date: Sep 16, 2014
Venue: Banquet Hall, Bellville Civic Centre, Voortrekker Road, Bellville, Cape Town, Cape Town
Description: Symphonia is a nonprofit organisational change practice that works with leaders to engage their stakeholders so that talent, human energy and creativity is maximised. Its mission is to ignite a sense of possibility everywhere we work.

Symphonia for South Africa is hosting its Learning the Art of Community Building Workshop on 16 September 2014 in Cape Town.
Igniting Citizenship: Building Trust and Social Cohesion 'Seeing Possibility, Empowering Engagement, Strengthening the Fabric of Society! Acquire these new skills, and discover how to forge stronger, mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders and partners. Enjoy the invaluable sense of community experienced between colleagues, teams and departments and create internal organisational development capability. Learn how to generate innovations that result from team members being able to think together, in collaboration. These are invaluable tools for individuals at any level of the organisation.
The Learning the Art of Community Building workshops aim to strengthen the fabric of South African society by igniting active citizenship. It also aims to bring a cross-section of the population together in one room to have conversations and build connections that contribute to the 'walking together' future put forward by the Dinokeng Scenarios.

These sessions have been successfully facilitated across South Africa since 2009. The workshop is built on the methodology of Peter Block, a global authority on community building and author of the books Community: The Structure of Belonging and Abundant Community.

In his book Community: A Structure of Belonging, Peter Block says, "Most sustainable improvements in community occur when citizens discover their own power to act ... when they stop waiting for the professionals or elected leadership to do something, and decide they can reclaim what they have delegated to others."

Learning the Art of Community Building workshops create an environment where trust can be established, creative thinking can blossom, and all voices can be heard, thereby deepening conversations about an alternative future for all in this country. Symphonia for South Africa has seen how this methodology can make a particular impact towards improvements in the education sector in the country.
For bookings, Email: melissa@symphonia.net, Tel: 021 913 3507

Enquiries: Tel: 021 918 2025

Website: http://www.symphonia.net
Created By: CPSI
Organizers: Symphonia for South Africa - Partners for Possibility
Participation Requirements: Open

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