Five leaders made presentations to complete the final assignment and graduate from the local Community Leadership training programme 2017-18. They were awarded their certificates by Citizens:mk Co-Chairs Kurshida Mirza and Tim Norwood.
Their learning journey began with the Two-Day Training in October 2017 and involved, for most trainees, a series of follow-up activities including Twilight Training, Action Learning Sets and Mentoring.
The learning outcomes were impressive. Aggregate data from self-evaluation surveys Before and After each activity showed:
- 71% increase in ‘awareness of tools for building relational power’
- 72% increase in ‘confidence in my community leadership’
- 34% increase in ‘motivation to make positive change in my community’. (See results in detail.)
The graduating leaders were: Safee Khan of MK Muslim Association (pictured centre above), Tony Berwick of Jubilee Wood Primary School, Sofia Hassan and Alifa Chowdhury of Trubys Garden Tea Room, and Paul Griffiths, formerly of YMCA (pictured below).
The graduation event also provided the opportunity of final assessment for two MK leaders who have attended Citizens UK’s 6-Day National Training in the past. Mike Kasibo of Global Outreach Foundation and Ayser Al-Jawad of Middle East Cultural Group each presented their learning from the course and were assessed by Richard Weaver of Citizens UK (pictured below with Ayser). If successful, they will receive module certification by Newman University.