Alan Blackshaw is a community builder and corporate trainer working from an assets based community development perspective. He has 16 years experience in building community through working in local government. Alan is currently based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Worker Burnout and Staff Retention in the Community Sector – A Way Forward

Staff retention and worker burnout is a major issue in community services sector. But there is a way forward.

We’ve Got an Assets Map…Now What Happens?

People put a lot of work into compiling an assets map. They meet with others, discover their gifts, passions knowledge and interests. They locate the physical infrastructure assets around them, … Continue reading We’ve Got an Assets Map…Now What Happens?

Crime Prevention: Harsh Penalties Do They Work? What Else Can We Do?

Introduction In 12 weeks time a general election will be held in Queensland, Australia. As expected there are the usual calls for harsher penalties for offenders and particularly for juvenille … Continue reading Crime Prevention: Harsh Penalties Do They Work? What Else Can We Do?