Two-day training usually takes place in September/October and is open to all member institutions (one free place per member institution) and aims to equip individuals to lead community organising in their institutions. It is not passive. Attendees are expected to participate and learn actively during the course, then, with the support of our Community Organiser, lead a listening campaign and a process of community organising over the following nine months.
The Two-Day Training will cover all essential aspects of the curriculum for community organising, including:
|1. Listening – Why and how to communicate self-interest, do 121s, listen for issues affecting people in your institution|
|2. Issues – How to present issues and work with others to prioritise issues in a broad-based organisation|
|3. Research – How to research common issues, analyse power and plan SMART campaign goals|
|4. Action – How to understand different cultures and organise a public action|
|5. Negotiation – How to generate turnout and negotiate with power holders|
|6. Evaluation – How to evaluate, celebrate, reflect on power and leadership, develop a habit of action|
Although the Two-Day Training is intended primarily for leaders from member institutions, for whom there is no charge, in 2017-18 free places are also available to leaders and potential leaders from non-member institutions. This is thanks to a community grant from MK Community Foundation,which enables an additional process of optional follow up activities:
- Three Twilight Training sessions (Research, Action, Evaluation), 5.30-7.30pm on Mondays 20th Nov, 29th Jan and 16th April
- Three Action Learning Sets ending with final short presentation in last session, 9.30am-12pm on Saturdays 9th Dec, 10th March and 16th June
- Three one-to-one coaching sessions with Community Organiser at mutually convenient dates/times.
All trainees are invited to attend all activities.