Activities/EventsAHCAHC Stories

A Community of Practice (CoP) was held at the Action for Healthy Communities (AHC) Community Hall, attracting 20 community members from various Community Initiatives (CIs). The event featured introductions, group discussions, presentations on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), and an overview of the CI implementation process post-Seed Grant allocation.

The event had two main objectives: fostering a collaborative environment for exchanging experiences and best practices and building connections between different community groups. The ultimate goal was to cultivate a culture of mutual learning and active engagement.

The event was highly successful, demonstrated by the robust engagement during discussions, brainstorming sessions, and networking activities. Participants expressed enthusiasm for future CoP engagements and a willingness to take on leadership roles. Several groups suggested topics for the next mini CoP, indicating continued active involvement.

Additionally, CDU hosted a CoP at AHC, where various community leaders shared productive discussions, resulting in several key takeaways for future activities and initiatives:

  • Enhancing collaborative efforts within the community through consistent communication and sharing of updates, progress, and strategies.
  • Sharing accessible resources to promote participation in joint initiatives, fostering teamwork and collective growth.
  • Organizing regular meetings to enhance community members’ skills and knowledge, establishing a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Focusing on collaboration, knowledge sharing, and development to achieve CoP goals and create a supportive and productive environment.

Next Steps: CDU proposed that community leaders take the lead in creating the next CoP event, with CDU providing support and logistics. Regular check-ins and follow-up meetings are scheduled weekly to prepare community leaders for the second community-led CoP meeting in August.

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