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 people, groups and sectors and critically reflect on your practice to enhance your own facilitation and CLD outcomes in local communities.

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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.


All work for this EduBit must be your own.

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.


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 and 3 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 plan to facilitate the process effectively (Task 2).
  • Reflections on your facilitation practice (Task 3).

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.

Learning Recommendations

Aotearoa NZ Community-Led Development (CLD) principles

Effective Structured Group Processes 

Tamarack Institute Learning Centre


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