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Castle House

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NG24 1BY

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This fun, energetic course is the first of a series that will be taking place in Mid Nott's in 2019 as part of Notts County Council's Community Friendly project. It introduces you to Community Organising - the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. Community Organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.

This one-day course is an introduction to community organising as a process which can reach out and bring people together to form stronger relationships and develop community activities together. Community organisers do not do things on behalf of people but motivate and facilitate people to make small and powerful changes locally and for wider social change.

During this course you will explore

  • what community organising is
  • the importance of listening to build relationships and uncover issues
  • power in communities and why it matters
  • how to motivate people to take action
  • how to take your next steps in community organising & social action

‘It widened my understanding of how many people are working on community projects and organisations, I really liked the framework, it made me think about ways to develop change. I enjoyed the discussions about power, gave me a better understanding about society and empowering people’

“I loved the training. I learned a lot and cannot wait to put it into practice. The listening exercise made me reflect on how I have been listening to others and sometimes not hearing them. Also, I found the power session very interesting as I can see the how it translates into my community."

This course is run by Community Organising Notts (Notts Social Action Hub AKA Sneinton Alchemy CIC) in partnership with with Nottinghamshire County Council and the Ikon Centre. It is for anyone inliving in Mid Nott's. The workshop will look at how community organising can used to mobilse people and bring them together to create a stronger community.

The course trainers are experienced and committed Community Organisers. The course is approved as quality training provision by Certa and as approved CPD. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation.

There is no charge to attend however, there is a considerable cost involved in delivering this training so we expect participants to let us know if you can no longer attend.

Refreshments will be provided but participants will have to bring their own lunch . We aim to make this course fully accessible. Please speak to us about any needs you have.

Your contact details will be held and stored by Nottinghamshire County Council in line with GDPR 2018 Regulations. By registering for this workshop, you are also giving permission to share these details with Sneinton Alchemy CIC, Community Organising Ltd and CERTA (the awarding body).

Contact us agefriendly@nottscc.gov.uk

Quote from previous workshop participant

“The main message that stood out for me was of community organisers gaining collective power of people.”

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