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Inspiring Communities

Inspiring Communities: Community-Led Development Facilitation

Show us you know how to plan and facilitate community-led development processes, including hui/meetings/workshops for a diverse range of groups, sectors and stakeholders and critically reflect on your practice to enhance your own facilitation and CLD outcomes in local communities.

This is a self-directed learning process you can complete on your own. If you want to work alongside others completing this qualification, then we highly recommend you join a monthly online learning group, facilitated by Inspiring Communities. For more information:

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You are required to submit evidence of the following:

  1. Apply community-led development principles and understanding of group process to plan community processes/hui/meetings/workshops for a diverse range of groups, sectors and stakeholders.
  2. Apply an adaptive approach to facilitate processes/hui/meetings/workshops to support constructive group interaction, participation and outcomes in a diverse range of the community-led development contexts.
  3. Critically reflect on their facilitation practice in a diverse range of community- led development contexts in order to enhance future practice.


To earn this EduBit, all work must be your own and you must submit evidence exactly as requested in the Task instructions. 

When you've finished gathering your evidence, press Evaluate My Evidence. Trained and experienced assessors are standing by to evaluate your evidence and provide feedback on how you did for each task, as well as how you did Overall. 

  • If your evidence does not yet meet the requirements, we will provide feedback on what is missing and encourage you to practice your skills and attempt the EduBit again at a later date.  
  • If there are minor gaps in your submission evidence, you will be given the opportunity to resubmit. You will have 14 calendar days to add the missing evidence and submit for re-evaluation. 
  • If you have any questions, please check our Frequently Asked Questions or feel free to email us at


Evidence to be submitted for evaluation:

  • Case study for one (1) facilitated process/hui/meeting/workshop.
  • Reflections relating to the case study .
  • Minimum of two (2) supporting documents providing evidence of facilitator’s process, outputs and/or outcomes.
  • Minimum of one (1) attestation from a participant and one (1) attestation from a peer, mentor, supervisor or manager.


You will need to provide the following evidence for assessment in order to complete this EduBit. If you cannot provide all the information requested for tasks one or two, then explain why this is not relevant and include other information that is more relevant for your context.

Notes: Your Case Study

This case study is for a Community-Led Development process you have facilitated and should cover all aspects of Tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4 as detailed in the section notes for each of these.

Your case study may be of a specific hui/meeting or workshop, or of a longer term process of facilitating a CLD initiative or activity (e.g. getting underway or sustaining a particular activity like a community dinner, local newsletter or multi-stakeholder collaboration). Choose a case study where you can provide relevant supporting written documents and find appropriate people able to give attestations as evidence of your CLD facilitation skills.

You will outline:

  • What you planned (Task 1). 
  • How you adapted your approach as necessary to facilitate the process effectively (Task 2).
  • Attestations (Task 3).
  • Reflections on your facilitation practice (Task 4).

Relevant examples of CLD facilitation for this EduBit may include:

  • Facilitation (or co-facilitation) of hui/meetings/processes or workshops with any stakeholders (e.g. residents, community groups, local council, churches, schools, iwi, hapū and/or government departments working for community-led solutions around local issues and opportunities (e.g. a community event sharing local ideas about a better future).
  • Contributing to the facilitation of a community-led initiative over time as an active resident, someone employed by a CLD initiative, a supporter/enabler of CLD from within your primary work role (e.g. in local or central government, a funding organisation, a business, iwi or hapū organisation, school or NGO), getting a community garden or kai sharing initiative started.


You can read through an exemplar submission here, which may help you understand what is expected.


Learning Recommendations

This is a self-directed learning process you can complete on your own. If you want to work alongside others completing this qualification, then we highly recommend you join a monthly online learning group, facilitated by Inspiring Communities. For more informatio.:  

Inspiring Communities offers an online community of practice group to offer professional advice and peer learning support for people completing this Edubit. Find out more here

Aotearoa NZ Community-Led Development (CLD) principles

Effective Structured Group Processes 

Tamarack Institute Learning Centre


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