On this free 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 communities to overcome social injustice and create change.
Using fun and thought-provoking activities, and thinking about our own lives, we will think about the different types and effects of power and look at the ways that people can build power together through community organising.
During this course you will explore
- your personal power and ability to act
- how power is exercised in society
- what it means to organise for changeC
- how to begin to pinpoint the causes of social injustice
- how to build power with others through community organising
The main message that stood out for me was of community organisers gaining collective power of people.
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.