Community Development Resource Association: Short Stories from the Field

Community Development Resource Association

The Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) is a nonprofit that values people’s ability to organise, and so shape the world. CDRA fosters and promotes innovative organisational forms and practices that seek to transform power towards a just world characterised by freedom, inclusion and sufficiency.

CDRA is conducting a four-day course entitled ‘Short Stories from the Field’ from 24-27 July 2012 in Woodstock, Cape Town.

'applying fiction techniques to writing about work...'

How do you convey what it is you do in your job? How do you impress on others the work of your organisation, or the value of its contribution, in a world already awash with information? How do you begin to make sense of it yourself? How do you share an experience from the field with colleagues, in a way that makes them sit up and learn from it too?
Inspired by the age-old traditions of storytelling, this course will help you find the story in what you do and to craft it into compelling pieces of writing, drawing from the relatively new discipline of creative non-fiction.

This course is also available as an in-house process for teams and organisations interested in a fresh experience of organisational learning, and/or a grounded, phenomenological approach to monitoring and evaluation.
The course is an intensive four-day immersion in the practice of writing.

For more information on the curriculum, e-mail Sandra Hill at

The application deadline is 20 July 2012.

To download the application form, refer to

For more information on this and other CDRA courses, refer to

For more about the Community Development Resource Association, refer to

Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 24 July, 2012
Event End Date: 
Friday, 27 July, 2012
Event Venue: 
Woodstock , Cape Town
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