On the 22nd June 2018 CCB organised an all day training session in Beech Hill memorial hall, West Berkshire facilitated by Community Organisers.
The training was partly funded by West Berkshire Council Adult Community Learning and looked to provide an introduction to community organising as a process which can reach out and bring people together to form stronger relationships.
The course was led by Jose Barco Founder of Community CoLab and provided learners with an understanding of what community organising is, how to ask powerful questions, the importance of listening, power in communities and why it matter and how to motivate people and next steps.
Learners attended from local community groups, town councils, local authorities and the Thames Valley Police. They really enjoyed the engaging and interactive course.
Learners comments included:
“It gave me a fresh look and perspective at getting communities together. if I am empowered then I can empower others.”
“I loved the vivid visual aids on the floor to keep reminding me how the learning is connected.”
“It was a safe and welcoming environment. Good material and participation exercises gave me a fresh perspective.”
If you would like to register your interest in this type of course to be run in the future in Berkshire please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org