Some of what I've done to promote community-led work.
( I am only showcasing specific communities which I have visited or worked with directly in the last 5 years.)
I seek to always take a community-led approach to my work - check out my other page here on what that means.
Child Rich Communities - Child Poverty Action Group - Nelson, May 2017
Nurse-led clinics at Victory - what we have learned ~ Public Health Congress, Auckland, Oct 2014
Victory Village hub - how does it work? ~ Keynote at Mayoral Symposium, Hastings, Sept 2014
Keynote Speaker Schools and University Connect ~ University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia - conference Coffs Harbour, Nov 2015.
Facilitated and/or supported interactive workshops
Community Led Development ~ with Social Work students at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, May 2105
Strategic Planning session ~ Nelson Bays Community Law
Victory Community Centre - how has it happened, and what can be learned from its development? ~ Tamworth Community Centre, NSW; Aboriginal Employment Centre, Moree, NSW.
Supported the development of and/or worked alongside:
Supported networking meeting of community centre staff from schools, centres, hubs @ Hub West
Met with Mayor and Vision West staff to discuss issues in Ranui
Met with community members at Wesley Community Centre in Mt Roskill to discuss how hubs work
Met with various agencies in Flaxmere supporting community led development projects
Supported community meeting at Camberley Community Centre
You'll find plenty of other resources on this site about hubs and community development and the tools I work with in communities like yours.
"Working with Kindra has been a real highlight of my involvement in community led development. She brings great experience, wisdom and down to earth practicality that is applicable in a wide range of contexts. Her work is always informed by,and based on strong values of inclusion and caring - she makes a fantastic contribution."
Charlie Moore - CE of Community Waitakere and former Senior Advisor to Families Commission
Kindra will be a great mentor for all sorts and sizes of groups wanting to get going on this hubs concept, but not having the confidence or experience to know how to proceed or floundering a bit.
Pat Watson, former CE of Community Waitakere and now Community Development Broker and Coach
“Kindra spoke about Victory Village at our Youth Symposium last year. Her inspirational presentation led to one of our communities pursing a community hub based at their local school. Kindra was invited back this year to address this community where she provided wonderful insights into what a community hub could mean for their community and useful, practical advice on how to make it happen. She left the community completely energized and excited about the future.
Louise Stettner (LLB/BA) Policy Advisor,
Kindra has continued to support this school community on their journey towards realizing their goals. We are very grateful for her expertise and knowledge so generously shared”
Louise Stettner, Policy Advisor, Hastings District Council