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Cormac Russell in Conversation with Mike Chitty
Episode 1712th October 2020 • Be a Better Leader • Mike Chitty
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Over the last 20 years Cormac has worked in over 30 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

He is passionate about the proliferation of community-driven change and citizen-centred democracy, and has supported hundreds of communities to make ABCD visible through what he calls ABCD Neighbourhood Learning Sites.

His motto, paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, is: ‘When it comes to Community Building, well done is better than well said’.

In January 2011 Cormac was appointed to the Expert Reference Group on Community Organising and Communities First, by Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society in the UK which he served on for the term of the Group.

We talk about:

  • Diligence - and holidays
  • Compliance and tyranny in western institutions
  • Associational and Institutional life
  • When it comes to health might anthropologists be more useful than doctors?
  • De-funding the police
  • Triangles, circles, care and dominion