The FAC provides training in strengths-based community building for government, non-government and community organisations. The broad focus areas of this training are Assets Based Community Development and Art of Hosting facilitation skills. This training can be tailored to suit your interests and needs, and will provide participants with practical knowledge and skill to create positive change in their communities of interest. Participants will further develop their capacities to identify and mobilise hidden resources, natural leaders and energy for action.
Dee Brooks | ABCD Facilitator for the Family Action Centre
Dee Brooks is a passionate and highly energetic community worker who currently works with the Family Action Centre based at the University of Newcastle. She is a people's advocate who believes everyone has gifts and abilities to share.
Dee's background is in youth work, community research and community development. She provides Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) training for a range of services, organisations and government departments and additionally assists them with community inclusive strategic planning. Dee provides professional facilitation for conferences, forums and events; she is the Facilitator of the ABCD Asia Pacific Network, an accredited ABCD trainer and an Art of Hosting facilitator and trainer.
Dee is the Facilitator of the ABCD Asia Pacific Network, an accredited ABCD trainer and an Art of Hosting trainer. Send her an email at Dee.Brooks@newcastle.edu.au.
Dee Brooks 2012 - click here for Curriculum Vitae - click here for experience summary
Jody Kretzmann (ABCD Institute)
"Dee Brooks is an energising and welcoming facilitator and an experienced community engagement trainer. Her Australian ABCD examples and stories are constructive and enjoyable and she obviously practices what she preaches. Her enthusiasm is highly contagious and her interactive, participatory style assists people in feeling inspired and motivated. Dee encourages people to try new techniques to discover what is useful and relevant. Throughout her workshops she arms people with a range of practical community facilitation tools. One participant, when asked if they had any suggestions for future workshops, simply said "More of Dee! I would recommend Dee to any community, service, organisation or government department."
Participant quote: "I have been in Health for over 20 years and this is by far the best workshop I have ever been to! Dee was excellent - well spoken, very specific & gave us the chance to contribute our personal experience to make it relevant to each individual!"
Participant quote: "I've been around this industry for quite a while - it was really nice to be part of something refreshing and new"
Participant quote: "Fantastic, energised presentation! It was much more than I was expecting and I am looking forward to putting it into practice! Thanks!"