2022 - Community Organising in Schools and Colleges - Summer Term Training
Why is this programme needed?
Communities are increasingly under pressure. The many issues faced by our young people and their families aren’t getting any better. People, more than often, feel powerless when it comes to influencing decisions which can benefit them and their communities. This leads, in turn, to a mistrust in democracy.
Our answer to this:
Through the method of Community Organising we enable local leaders to develop their voice and come together with the power and strategy to make real change.
How we will support you:
This programme is about supporting teachers and leaders to create authentic social actions for the benefit of their students, their families, and their communities. This is done by developing your leadership and understanding of the method of Community Organising, helping you develop relationships and partnerships with neighbouring institutions across your local Citizens alliance.
The programme is a chance to collaborate with a network of like-minded schools which take, or want to take, community relationships seriously, learn from other leaders who’ve demonstrated impact in community action and play a leading role in embedding your school within its community.
This course is accredited by Newman University, Birmingham as a Professional Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership.
To formally graduate from this course, you will need to complete 25 hours of additional learning. You will need to complete this independently. We have a range of opportunities to engage trainees in further learning to help them fill their additional hours. See the Learning Thursdays FAQs here.
You will also need to complete a 50-hour practical placement in your community, which will be guided by your Community Organiser.