Listening Skills for Community Organising with All The Small Things

Listening to people is the foundation of community organising because it builds trust and relationships, uncovers issues and is an essential starting point for bringing people together to share stories, ideas, and action.

On this course you will gain an understanding of why listening is important in community organising.  You will develop practical listening skills and tactics, and plan a listening campaign.

The course also provides a reminder of the basics of community organising, which are covered in our Introduction to Community Organising course.

This fun one day course, like all of our training, it is inspiring and interactive.  It is designed so that everybody can take part and share their ideas and experiences and practice their skills.

You will learn about:

  • ‘relational’ listening and its importance in community organising;
  • how to plan a listening campaign to kick-start your organising work;
  • practical listening tools you can use to engage people, build relationships, and find leaders;
  • how asking powerful questions helps people to tell their stories;
  • how community organisers reflect to improve their work.

The listening exercise made me reflect on how I have been listening to others and sometimes not hearing them
Training Participant

The course lasts for 7.25 hours. Like all of our training, it is inspiring and interactive. It is designed so that everybody can take part, share their ideas and experiences and practice their skills.

There are 25 places on the training. Please book. If you do not book we might not be able to let you in.

This course is run by All the Small Things 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.

Further one-day courses are available focusing on practical aspects of community organising, plus longer courses for those who want to train as fully qualified community organisers.

For more information contact: All the Small Things CiC
phone 0751 811 3131

Due to our Quality criteria, the course needs 8 learners. If we do not receive enough bookings, this course will not run. We might cancel on the day if people do not all turn up.

Please let us know if you change your mind after signing up.

How to book:

Please sign up to attend by clicking HERE.


If you've got a great story about community organising and the positive impact it is having in your community we would love to hear from you.