Free training to become a level 2 qualified Community Organiser

posted 23 Apr 2014, 01:39 by Unknown user   [ updated 19 Sept 2014, 02:14 ]
Sneinton Alchemy CIC in Nottingham, in association with Locality, is offering training for Nottingham residents in community organising to the professional standard used across the country in the national Community Organisers training programme.

The journey for trainees begins with an all-inclusive 2-day residential training session at Jury’s Inn in Nottingham on the 18th and 19th of May. 

Following from this they have the chance to gain an accredited level 2 award in Community Organising with full support and guidance including local mentoring, webinars and a national conference in July. All places are for local volunteers who are passionate about their community and can commit just a few hours a week to the ongoing training and community action.

Although the training is primarily for Sneinton residents, there are 10 places available for residents of other Nottingham neighbourhoods who want to bring community organising into their street or community to make positive social change happen.

Sneinton Alchemy Chair Tom Hughes, said: “this training will expand our work in the community with people of all ages and enable us to reach down to connect in some way with every street and person in Sneinton. Our ‘Street Level’ Community Organisers will listen to their friends and neighbours and find out the real loves, concerns, visions and ideas of people for the area. Through training and networking, this grassroots work forms a platform for developing community projects that really have a chance of success and also allow the community come together in times of crisis and stress. To register for a place on the training, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.” 

Naomi Diamond, programme manager for the national programme said: “ Locality is delighted to be supporting this training as part of the national Community Organisers programme. Community organising is a powerful way to build community resilience and leadership and this training is a unique opportunity for people to gain skills and knowledge to make local change happen.

The Community Organisers programme, run by Locality, the leading nationwide network of community organisations, and funded by the Cabinet Office, is training 500 senior community organisers and 4500 volunteer organisers to work in local communities to listen to ideas, bring people together, build networks and support people to tackle the local issues which are important to them.www.cocolla