12 people from 7 member and 4 non-member institutions attended Citizens:mk’s first One-Day Training at MK Quaker Meeting House. Participants included guests from Hong Kong Citizens.
Co-led by Jonathan Cox, Deputy-Director of Citizens UK, the training included a simulation of planning for action on climate change in MK city centre as well as the concepts and tools of community organising for change in local communities.
In post-training comments, trainees said:
- “The training helped me learn about power analysis and 1-2-1s”
- “It was very informative. Managed to fit a lot into a short period of time, without it feeling rushed.”
- “Good opportunity to meet other Citizens:mk members and disucss possibilities.”
- “The time was just right.”
Trainees will now unertake action for social change in their communities, with the support of mentoring from members of Citizens:mk’s Leadership Group. School leaders will participate in a shared research action to reduce carbon footprint in MK’s city centre.