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.

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.

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

The course also provides 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 Power course.

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

The course lasts for 7 hours and is usually run on one day but can be split across two days.  Like all of our training, it is both challenging and enjoyable.  It is designed so that everybody can take part and share their ideas and experiences and learn some practical tools and skills.

Providing high quality and enjoyable learning experiences is very important to us.  Our trainers are quality assured and experienced in community organising. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

I enjoyed the discussions about power, they gave me a better understanding about society and empowering people.
Training Participant