At this time of year there are communities everywhere celebrating with Christmas Carols,
New Year's Eve Fireworks, Holiday Markets, literally dozens of events to fill the social calendar. I sometimes hear people criticise these events as a waste of money, I disagree, events help build strong communities. If you want to know how they build communities watch the first few minutes of the attached video and if you want to sharpen your event skills you are welcome to sit through the whole 2 hour training. The video was taken a couple of years ago, I was invited by the Redlands Shire Council to be the keynote at a workshop for community event organisers where they launched a great resource the "Event Management Kit".
The full video can be found here (but only watch the first couple of minutes): https://vimeo.com/73429149
The Redlands City Council events kit can be found here: http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/CommunitySupport/Documents/9695%20Event%20Information%20Kit.pdf
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!