Wed, 24 Jul|
Firstsite Art Gallery,
Listening Skills for Community Organisers Training - Colchester
This interactive, quality-assured community organising course will help you to develop the skills and confidence to engage and start listening to people, build relationships and activate people. The ability to listen is a fundamental human skill that can help improve relationships...
Time & Location
24 Jul 2019, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
Firstsite Art Gallery,, High St, Lewis Gardens, Colchester CO1 1PG
About The Event
This interactive, quality-assured community organising course will help you to develop the skills and confidence to engage and start listening to people, build relationships and activate people as part of a community organising strategy.
Listening to peopleis a fundamental human skill and the foundation of community organising because it builds trust and relationships, uncovers issues and is essential when bringing people together to share stories, ideas and action.
On this course, you will gain an understanding of why listening is an important personal skill to develop, especially when working with other people (family and friends), and in the community as a community organiser. Participants will also
During this course, you will explore:
- ‘relational’ listening and its importance in community organising
- how to plan a listening campaign to kick-start your organising work
- practical listening tools you can use to engage people, build relationships and find leaders
- how asking powerful questions helps people to tell their stories, etc
This course is the next level up from the Introduction to Community Organising training, aimed at people and organisations working in the community, volunteers, campaigners, activists, students, teachers, community officers and leaders, etc.
Lunch and light refreshment will be provided.
Note: This programme is funded by DCMS, as part of the Community Organisers Expansion programme, supported by Community Organisers, and delivered in East Anglia by Citizens First Foundation C.I.C (in collaboration with AFiUK).