Action for Change through Community Organising

This one-day course will explore how you can make change for good through collective action. You will explore the different types of action you can take, from DIY action to campaigning, explore stories of action and success factors and learn how to develop a strategy for change based on listening, building people power and leadership and picking tactics and methods for action.

This course builds on our Introduction, Listening and Power course. On this course we get to the heart of the action. What can we do together to create change in our neighbourhoods and communities? How do we know what is the right action to take?  How do we make mobilise our network of people?  How do we work together to lead change?

Share and learn from stories of action: campaigning, community enterprise, takeover of assets, community events, holding politicians to account.

Learn about calling people to action through stories and how community organising enables people to lead and support action which makes them feel powerful together.

You will explore:

  • what motivates people to take action in their community
  • the purpose of action in community organising and different approaches
  • developing a strategy for action
  • developing a power map
  • facilitating and leading collective action
  • reflecting on action

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 Action course.

There is so much need but it’s often expressed through self-blame, this methodology could transform this negative view into positive action and a positive society

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

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