Training is a vital part of community organising. Our training curriculum develops the skills necessary to be an effective community leader and is suited to people who are new to community organising as well as those with many years of experience. Our syllabus includes:
• how to listen to find out the key issues in your community
• how to connect values to practical action
• the role that power and self-interest play in developing a strategy
• an introduction to a campaigning methodology that helps strengthen your organisation and gain recognition and dignity for you and your community.
It is essentially a curriculum for active citizenship. The full course for 2015-16 is as follows:
|Autumn||1. Self-interest – Why and how to communicate self-interest, do 121s, listen for issues affecting people in your institution||Tues 22.9.15, 6.15-7.45pm, The Buszy, MK9 1LR|
|2. Issues – How to present your institution’s issues and work with others to prioritise issues in a broad-based organisation||Tues 10.11.15, 6.15-7.45pm, Venue tbc|
|Spring||3. Research – How to research common issues, analyse power and plan SMART campaign goals||Tues 5.1.16, 6.15-7.45pm, Venue tbc|
|4. Action – How to understand different cultures and organise a public action||Tues 23.2.16, 6.15-7.45pm, Venue tbc|
|Summer||5. Negotiation – How to generate turnout and negotiate with power holders||Tues 12.4.16, 6.15-7.45pm, Venue tbc|
|6. Evaluation – How to evaluate, celebrate, reflect on power and leadership, develop a habit of action||Tues 14.6.16, 6.15-7.45pm, Venue tbc|
For education institutions, this training will be delivered in your institution and tailored to the needs of your learners.
If you would like to attend, contact the Community Organiser.