2-day Residential at Jury's Inn

posted 12 Sep 2014, 07:15 by David Jones
On the 18th & 19th May Street Level began the training of 28 new Street Level Community Organisers. The training journey was modelled on the national training of 500 paid COs.

Some facts and figures about the training....
  • 28 trainees attended. 
Of the 28
  • 10 live in Sneinton. 
  • 20 were new volunteers. 
  • All completed the residential and committed to achieving their level 3 in Community Organising (OCN), with the practical work being done in Sneinton (listening, supporting volunteers and projects).
  • This model has been adopted by Locality and will be reproduced in 15 cities around the country. 
  • Around 6 new volunteers that the team has found since the residential will be offered a place on a residential in another city, and access to the qualification in September.

The two days was designed to get everyone on the same page starting their training journey as a Street Level Community Organiser.  By having the overnight stay, people were able to really focus and really get to know about what they were getting themselves into and to bond and network with others.

This was possible thanks to Locality who funded the hotel and the time of Naomi and two successful Community Organisers acting as co-facilitators. 

The feedback was really positive from the trainees with some of the highlights being Naomi's talk about the history of Community Work in this country going back to the victorian era.  Also the listening training. Many thought they were good listeners, but listening can be more than we all usually imagine.


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