Together for Change Events

discussion and training

Together for Change’s Events

Together for Change hold regular events.  The Forum series promotes discussion on a number of topics, whilst the Masterclass series brings targeted training on specialisms to members of community groups.

Current – and past events – are listed below, along with links to the resources mentioned in the meetings and any available recordings or presentations.


Keep checking here for upcoming events


An Audience with Cormac Russell

 Wednesday 1 December, 10:00-11:00

Cormac Russell will be in conversation with Iwan Thomas before exploring questions and themes from the audience.

Cormac Russell is a social explorer, trainer and author. He is Managing Director of Nuture Development and faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago. Cormac works with local communities, NGOs and governments on asset-based community development and other strengths-based approaches, in four continents. His most recent book, Rekindling Democracy was published in 2020.

Iwan Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer of PLANED, whose community led approach to rural development brings communities, public sector, third sector and special interest groups together to support innovative projects and ideas that will create long term environmental, social and economic benefits for Pembrokeshire.

Wales ABCD Jamboree

 Friday 8 October, 10:00-12:30

Together for Change co-hosted the Wales ABCD Jamboree which championed the spirit of community power with ideas, stories and tools. The gathering was an informative ‘knees up’ to celebrate the diversity of communities, all that is good about ABCD, and to share experiences – great and small.

To the left is a community Jamboard filled with events and ideas mentioned by hosts and attendees at the Wales ABCD Jamboree. Take a look at the quick links below:

Together for Change invited people to attend this follow up meeting to the Research and Development Forum event held in April. It was for researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are interested in shared learning, networking, and setting research priorities. 

Together for Change Forum – ‘Research and Development in Communitities of Place’

 Tuesday 7 September, 10:00-11:30

Resources referenced in the event

Together for Change Forum – ‘Communities and the Green Agenda’

 Friday 23 July, 10:00-11:50

Resources referenced in the event


Together for Change Forum – ‘Spotlight on Community Arts’

 Thursday 20 May, 10:00-11:50

Resources referenced in the event

  • New Local research webpage with links to their recent reports:
  • Sources of knowledge on wellbeing, communities and community-led action to inform strategies: Knowledge Review
  • Ffynonellau gwybodaeth am les, cymunedau a gweithredu dan arweidiad y gymuned i fod yn sail i strategaethau: Ffynonellau Gwybodaeth
  • A Ten-Point Plan to Benefit Community-led Action and Communities – an agreement by the Pembrokeshire Together for Change Partners
  • Cynllun Deg-Pwynt er Budd Cymunedau a Gweithredu dan Arweiniad y Gymuned – cytundeb gan Bartneriaid Gyda’n Gilydd Dros Newid Sir Benfro
  • BCT (Building Communities Trust) website:
  • Links to further useful information and organisations can be found on the Together for Change Strategic webpage

Together for Change Masterclass – Podcasts for Communities

 Wednesday 13 April, 15:00-17:00 with follow-up session on Wednesday 21 April, 15:00-16:00

Together for Change Masterclass – Film-making for Communities

 Wednesday 28 April, 15:00-17:00 with follow-up session on Wednesday 5 May, 15:00-16:00

Together for Change Masterclass – Social Media for Communities

 Wednesday 12 May, 10:00-12:00