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 & 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 Community Organisers and facilitated by the Starting Point Community Learning Partnership Social Action Hub.
The course will be held in our upstairs training room in Woodley. Lift available.
Free parking and good access route by train and bus.
Lunch will be provided. There will be vegan options available but if you have any dietary requirements please get in touch.
The course lasts for 6 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.
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.
There is no cost to this course, but we do ask you contribute whatever you can towards lunch, there will be a pot available for donations.
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.