• Macy, J. & Johnstone, C. Active Hope, 2012, USA, New World Library
  • O’Halloran, James Building Community, 2011, Ireland, Currach Press
  • Thornton, Cassie, The Hologram, 2020, Pluto Press
  • Kaner, Sam, et al, Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making 2014 Jossey-Bass


CDI’s Principles in Practice are underpinned by participatory and co-operative principles, they are guidelines by which we put our values into practice.

Participatory approaches are based on shared ownership of decision-making. CDI align with the co-operative movement. A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

Community at Work: https://communityatwork.com

The book ‘Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making’ was a really helpful to reference. Further information is available at Community at Work including a breakdown of chapters and a free copy of chapter 4 Facilitative Listening Skills