Introduction to Community Organising

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.

You will learn about:

  • what community organising is
  • the importance of listening to build relationships and explore issues
  • power in communities and why it matters
  • what motivates people to act
  • how to take your next steps in community organising

The course lasts for six hours and usually runs in one day, but can be split across two days. 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.

It widened my understanding of how many people are working on community projects and organisations. I really liked the framework, it made me think about ways to develop change. I enjoyed the discussions about power, they gave me a better understanding about society and empowering people.
Training Participant

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.

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.
Training Participant