Facilitated by independent charity Community Council for Berkshire (CCB)
Date: Friday 22nd June 2018, 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: Beech Hill Memorial Hall, RG7 2BE
This fun, energetic course introduces you to Community Organising – the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. Community Organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.
This one-day course is an introduction to community organising as a process which can reach out and bring people together to form stronger relationships and develop community activities together. Community organisers do not do things on behalf of people but motivate and facilitate people to make small and powerful changes locally and for wider social change.
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
‘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, gave me a better understanding about society and empowering people’
“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 Ltd for Community Council for Berkshire and funded by DCMS as part of the Community Organisers Expansion programme. It is also supported by Adult Community Learning West Berkshire Council. It is for anyone in Berkshire wanting to explore how using community organising might help them reach out to people and bring them together to create a stronger community.
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 will be available focusing on practical aspects of community organising, plus longer courses for those who want to train as fully qualified community organisers.
“The main message that stood out for me was of community organisers gaining collective power of people.”