Upcoming INRC Workshops

INRC offers a wide variety of leadership, professional development and civic engagement workshops.

INRC workshops are $10 per workshop or $25 for all three fundamental workshops. 

Three Fundamental Workshops

INRC 2020 Fall Workshop: Neighborhood Organizing

This course is a basic introduction to the tools used in neighborhood organizing, as outlined through INRC’s Organizer’s Workbook. The tools include the basics of community organizing, leadership and group dynamics, engagement, collaboration, communication, action to get results, meetings, and measuring success.  The workbook has been used locally, and internationally, and has been lauded as an important toolkit for neighbors.

Date Monday, September 21, 2020  ●  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., via Zoom.

INRC 2020 Fall Workshop: Introduction to ABCD/Asset Mapping

Through a series of exercises that build community, participants learn how to reach out to neighbors, bring them together to address problems, work toward shared goals, and build strong and organized communities. The mapping portion of the session will assist participants in identifying and discovering the obvious and hidden assets within their communities. Participants will begin to work on individual, associational, institutional, and community mapping tools for their neighborhoods and learn how to apply this information to connect issues and needs with assets.

Date Tuesday, September 29, 2020  ●  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., via Zoom

INRC 2020 Fall Workshop: Appreciative Inquiry/Engagement

In this course, we will look at a new way of using the power of positive questioning as an engagement tool and as a way to create energy for communities to move forward. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) has been used in the organizational development world for years. You will learn how it can easily be adapted for your community.

Date Monday, October 5, 2020  ●  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., via Zoom

Advanced Workshop

 INRC 2020 Fall Workshop: Practicing ABCD/Asset Mapping

This course is designed for those who are already familiar with Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), but would like to dig deeper into the concept. Participants will use data to create engagement plans that reflect the specific demographics of their neighborhood. Those engagement plans can be used to identify and engage with the most important asset in every community – the people. The class will also include exercises that illustrate the principles of asset mapping in a group setting, as well as provide the opportunity to create asset maps for attendees’ own neighborhoods.

Date Tuesday, October 13, 2020  ●  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Via Zoom


INRC 2020 Fall Workshop: Planning for Healthy Communities

The Marion County Public Health Department's Healthy Communities Planning program works at the nexus of planning and public health. This session will introduce the concept of Health in All Policies, and how the social determinants of health can be influenced by neighborhood-level planning.

Date Monday, October 19, 2020  ●  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Via Zoom