Building Power through Community Organising with Community Roots

The second of three free courses in Community Organising in Cheltenham: Building Power through Community Organising.

On this course you will explore and develop your understanding of power, which is what drives community organising: what power means and how power can be built in community to overcome social injustice and create change.

You will explore:


  • your personal power and ability to act
  • how power is exercised in society
  • what it means to organise for change
  • how to begin to pinpoint the causes of social injustice
  • how to build power with others through community organising

These courses also provide a reminder of the basics of community organising, which are covered in our Introduction to Community Organising course.  If you haven’t been on our Introduction course, we would encourage you to do this before signing up to our other courses.

The courses each last for seven hours. Like all of our training sessions, they are inspiring and interactive. Each is designed so that everybody can take part, share their ideas and experiences and practice their skills.

The main message that stood out for me was of community organisers gaining collective power of people.

This course is run by Community Roots CIC Social Action Hub and funded by DCMS as part of the Community Organisers Expansion programme.

The course trainers are experienced and committed Community Organisers.  The course is approved as quality training provision by Certa and as approved CPD.  All participants receive a Certificate of Participation.

You Must Sign Up to Attend this Course.  Please note if we do not receive enough bookings, this course will not run.  Due to our Quality criteria, this course requires a minimum of 8 participants to run.  If people sign up but do not attend, we may cancel the course on the day.  Please let us now if you change your mind after signing up.

How to book:

You must sign up to attend this course via Eventbrite.

Interested in training?

Inspired to find out more about community organising or want to further develop your understanding and practice. Get in touch with us and we will connect you in with one of our many training opportunities

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