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Building community cohesion in to practice: strategies for frontline staff

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All souls

Astley street

Bolton

Greater Manchester

BL18EY

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TESTIMONIALS

'Welcome open and clear addressal of the dymiacs of how lack of cohesion occurs and how to find solutions. Good principals to develop practice and skills, thanks'. - Dawn Obe-Yates, Team Manager Bolton at home

'Great use of media clips, good split the morning and afternoon session in terms of background information and application to practice' - Joanne Horton, Community development co-ordinator, Oldham Council.

'Great mix of materials and activities that kept it interesting throughout the day' - Mahara Haque, Controlling migration project co-ordinator, Rotherham council

'Well structured, through provoking course, great toolkit and quality material to apply learning to practice' Seean Maxwell, Community development worker, Nottingham City Council.

'The trainer had exceptional knowledge, the discussions and engagement techniques were great, the resources were of high quality' Rifaquet Ali, Community co-cordinator, Bradford city council

' The training was very interactive, the content covered was of good quality and the toolkits and analysis of the cycle of social unrest was very well put together!' Stephen Worden, Bolton Lads and Girls Club

'This was a very informative, practical training session where all delegates actively took part, It gave me a good understanding of the underlying problems that can cause community tensions and a robust toolkit to counteract them' Michael Monks, The Youth Factory, Manchester





Course overview

Community Cohesion has been adopted as the government’s official policy of harmonisation amongst British communities since the 2001 riots in Northern Towns namely Oldham, Burnley and Rochdale. The strategy is further being weighted by the governments new Integrated communitites strategy- green paper (March 2018). However many front line professionals are under skilled in both the details of this important policy and its application in practice. This essential course charts the gradual demise of Multiculturalism as both policy and practice in the United Kingdom and navigates the contested terrain that led to the adoption of community cohesion. Through the use of innovative case studies, frank media viewing, group work, practical examples of community cohesion initatives and professional reflection delegates will explore the range of socio-economic, political and integration dimensions that led to severe riots and acts of violence in Burnley, Oldham and Rochdale in 2001. The four core strands of community cohesion will be thoroughly analysed and delegates will get a change to apply their skills, knowledge and competencies gained to real-life case studies that will give them a good understanding of applying the cohesion agenda in practice. Delegates will be aided after the course with a number of official toolkits and research reports in to best practice in this arena if they wish to develop further their theory and practice. The course leader is a community cohesion specialist and was specifically funded to undertake groundbreaking research in Bolton in 2008 where he looked at how members of the south-Asian community interpreted community cohesion language and lexicology in their everyday lives. He has over 10 years of experience working with BAME communities in Bolton and is an advisor, consultant and community cohesion lead for a number of organizations.

Course objectives:

-An appreciation of the different socio-political dimensions that led to the demise of multiculturalism policy.

-A clear understanding of how social, political and economical dynamics contributed to the formation of community cohesion policy.

-Able to map the social components that contribute to civil unrest.

-Able to confidently discuss the four key strands of the community cohesion agenda.

-To Recognise the importance of building community cohesion in to practice.

- Able to learn from the course faciliator worked community cohesion initatives, projects and ideas and share best practice with fellow professionals.

-Able to apply these key strands to real-life scenarios in order to build community cohesion in to their practice.

-Able to reflect professionally on a number of key skills, qualities and competencies that would need to be developed in order to effectively apply the community cohesion agenda to our practice.


Who should attend:

-Frontline teaching staff at schools, colleges and Universities.

-Senior Leadership Team staff members at schools, colleges and Universities.

-Front line staff in the community work, youth work and social work sectors

-community co-ordinators, development workers, policy officeers, area managers and those tasked with engaging with both community groups and individuals to build tolerance and community cohesion.

-Staff who wish to increase there theory and practical understanding of the community cohesion agenda.

-Students studying youth, community work, social work or undertaking postgraduate level studies in the community arena.

Included in your delegate ticket price

- Lunch and refreshments

- Quality delegate resource pack

- Attendance certificate

- Access to Free dial an Imam service (1 year)


FAQs

Who is the facilitator?

The facilitator is a qualified Imam with significant academic and practical experience within the community cohesion, faith and extremism sector. His pen picture can be read here:

http://flowhesionfoundation.org.uk/about/

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking available at the rear of the venue. The venue where the event is to take place (Astley street) is off a main road (blackburn road). Blackburn road is well serviced by buses.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

for any questions or queries email: info@flowhesionfoundation.org.uk

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