Community development: the people perspective

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 60 Mins Yes

Course details
What is community development?

Community Development is never, ever ‘done’. It is a living, breathing, changing contextual space that is as varied as the community it embraces. It is acutely dependant on motivated leaders and participants acting in a way that matters to them for the betterment of their own social space.

Discovering the bespoke opportunity in each locale can be challenging… but equally rewarding. Inviting egalitarian conversation with community partners allows space for innovative programming and acknowledges the real and perceived barriers and solutions available.

In this webinar we will discuss some of the types of partnerships I have found to be most successful at different stages of the community lifecycle with ‘real-world’ examples. These stakeholders can include; Not for Profit, those in the education space, resident groups and different levels of government and more.

I am equally interested in hearing your real experience examples as a learning for all of us.

Joining us in this session:

Jessica Clark is a Community Development Manager at Frasers Property Australia. Jessica works on Shell Cove, a joint venture project between FPA and Shellharbour Council. It is the largest coastal tourist/residential development ever initiated by a Local Government Authority in Australia. The project includes over 3000 residences, a 300 berth marina, retail and recreational facilities, hotel and apartments, waterfront dining and community parks, playgrounds and cycle ways. Before working in property Jessica worked in the International Development sector on community development and environmental advocacy projects. She also consults with Strategic Development Group, based in Yass and Wollongong.

Michelle Mrzyglocki is the WA Community Development Manager at Frasers Property Australia. Working across a wide variety of projects including land and built form/vertical communities Michelle has been involved with many initiatives including Community Centres, Community Gardens, Not-For Profit, Education and Government partnerships, events both large and local. The importance of multiple stakeholder engagement plays a big role in her work and marks the foundations for the meaningful legacy projects we strive for in CD. Michelle was previously a Community Development Consultant, MC and event organiser.

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.