Introduction to Community Organising

Heart of Hastings Social Action Hub has four courses on offer and will be running two series in tandem, on Saturday and Wednesdays throughout February. This is the first of the Wednesday courses.

This course is a starting point for anybody who is interested in community organising. It will help you begin to understand what community organising involves and what it looks like in the real world. You will be introduced to the foundations of community organising: listening, power, and action.

Community organisers reach out and listen to people, then connect and motivate them to build their collective power. In this course, you will start to explore how people come together so that they can understand and take action on their concerns to build community and overcome social injustice.

During this course you will explore:

  • what community organising is;
  • the importance of listening to build relationships and uncover issues;
  • power in communities and why it matters;
  • how to motivate people to take action;
  • how to take your next steps in community organising and social action.

I loved the training. I learned a lot and cannot wait to put it into practice. The listening exercise made me reflect on how I have been listening to others and sometimes not hearing them. Also, I found the power session very interesting as I can see the how it translates into my community.

This course is run by Heart of Hastings Social Action Hub.  It lasts for six hours. Like all of our training, it is both active and thought-provoking. It is designed so that everybody can take part and share their ideas and experiences. Many different people have taken part in the Introduction to Community Organising course, from members of the community, people who work in community organisations as well as individuals from local government and statutory services.

Providing high quality and enjoyable learning experiences is very important to us. Our trainers are quality assured and experienced in community organising, and our courses are endorsed as quality training by Certa/ABC Awards and as Continuing Professional Development.

For further enquiries please contact Shelley on 01424 235901

How to book:

Please sign up to attend via the Heart of Hastings website.

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