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Community Development Strategy

LBI has developed a community development strategy to support its vision of collective thriving. This scientifically grounded approach seeks to empower individuals and local communities by activating a network of knowledge, skills and local solutions. This implementation strategy is founded upon three key pillars: (1) Local Empowerment (2) Ambassadors and (3) Chapters (Communities of Practice)

Local Empowerment

LBI works to empower individuals, agencies and institutions to draw upon existing knowledge, experience and wisdom and make a difference in the lives of the people they support. This is focused on building local capacity, valuing individual skills and differences, and supporting the local delivery of higher impact wellbeing, learning and whole-of-life interventions.


Ambassadors are individuals who share LBI’s vision for collective thriving, and work side-by-side with LBI to build local capacity for interventions and supporting relationships that are underpinned by high awareness and a growth intent. These individuals receive additional support, advanced training and coaching from LBI. For further information, click here (pdf information sheet).


A Chapter is a community of people, drawn from both government and non-government agencies, who collaborate in the design and implementation of high aware and growth focused methods within their community. These Chapters (or ‘communities of practice’) pool together resources for training (e.g., IMPACT Program), facilitate peer-to-peer learning, and access specialist workshops from LBI around specific content areas. Chapters can be brought together either by:

  • Geographic Location – individuals, schools, providers, non-government agencies or programs working within a geographic region.
  • Content Focus – individuals, schools, providers, government and nongovernment agencies or programs working around a specific content focus:
    • Therapeutic services for children and young people.
    • Schools and wellbeing.
    • Delivering foster carer services.
    • Aged care.
    • Trauma-informed practice.
    • Program design.

Further Information

For further information on LBI’s community development strategy, and the Ambassador and Chapter Programs, please contact Dr Ivan Raymond at