ABCD for Community Change, Feb. 27-28, 2020

ABCD for Community Change, Feb. 27-28, 2020

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Thursday February 27 2020, 8:30 AM
@ Cleveland, OH

A two-day training on February 27-28, 2020 with ABCD Institute Faculty, Indigo Bishop and Mark Chupp, at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 


A two-day training introducing the core principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) for use in local communities and organizations. ABCD builds community from the inside out as residents and those who are seen as clients become producers rather than needy people seeking services. Learn the power of asset mapping, a fundamental tool that discovers the gifts of individuals, networks and associations, and local organizations that are then leveraged to create change. Presentations and exercises will occur in light of current issues about racial equity and social justice and will enable participants to think deeper about responses to these challenges.

When and Where:

February 27-28, 2020

Mandel Community Studies Center of Case Western Reserve University, Room 115

11402 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Who Should Attend:

People who seek a working understanding of ABCD as a strength-based approach to change. Though not a requirement, experience shows that the effectiveness of the training is greater when more than one person from the same organization attend together.

Workshop Leaders:

This workshop will be led by experienced ABCD practitioners Mark Chupp, PhD, ABCD Institute Faculty Member, and Indigo Bishop, MSSA, ABCD Institute Fellow.

CEUs in Social Work are available for this training.

Registration Fee: $550 for the 2-day training event. To register, go to

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Mark Chupp
About Mark Chupp

Mark G. Chupp, MSW, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, where he chairs the concentration in Community Practice for Social Change in the masters of social work program. He also directs international education programs at the Mandel School. His work over the past 25 years has focused on community building, community development and inter-group conflict transformation. Mark holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University, a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. He live in Cleveland, Ohio, a strength-based city that has transformed itself into one of the most vibrant communities in the country. 

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