Our team has put together a free course to help spread the knowledge and skills needed to step into our community power and transform our society.
The programme is composed of five modules, laid out over eight weeks. All of the content is available online and for free. On the course, you will learn a range of new skills, meet others committed to building a better society, and hear about the incredible work community builders in the UK and across the world are already doing. Most importantly, you will have an enjoyable, uplifting and potentially life-changing experience.
Learn the skills you need to encourage democracy at a local level and be the change you want to see.
This module involves thinking about our identity, our biases, our relationship to society, and gaining a better understanding of who we are so we can better understand others. It is about understanding the story that we bring to every interaction. It is also about taking time to consider our needs - and building up the courage and confidence needed to connect with strangers.
This module is focused on assisting people to reach out to others and form relationships founded on trust. It has ideas and activities for how to create genuine connections and engage with diverse communities, and on how to connect with people who are different to you and those who are not missing from a lot of spaces, those who are not the ‘usual suspects’.
Group support is focused on enabling people to work with others in a supportive and empathetic way, and on creating group cultures which allow everyone to thrive, provide the emotional support that people need, and give people the skills to deal with conflict constructively.
This module, which trains people to organise and facilitate people’s assemblies, is central to the Community Transformers programme: Community assemblies offer a means of moving from small community led acts of change to mass collective action and campaigning. Community assemblies are a structured and democratic way for a group of people to share ideas and feelings, discuss problems and generate solutions collectively.
Community organising is about finding ways to put ideas into action. It is about learning from the work of other community organisers, learning about the tools that exist to help empower communities to take action, and learning about how to create lasting change, be this in the form of a food cooperative, a skill sharing platform or a council take-over.
WHAT YOU GET
By signing up for the course, you will:
Get access to a range a free resources;
Participate in well-facilitated and thought-provoking workshops;
Have stimulating conversation with others who are interested in shaping society for the better;
Be given the opportunity to connect with yourself;
Gain ideas and practical skills on how to help your community;
Gain mentoring assistance from especially set up support groups and from the TTP team;
The modules are delivered in a specific order, but we encourage attendees to return to exercises and workshops whenever they feel the need. Not everything will be useful for everyone: we really encourage people to pick and choose, and use whatever is relevant to them and their context.
Much of the content also focuses on understanding yourself and engaging in self-reflection. This in itself is an ongoing process that we encourage you to return to as and when you need.
We are also very keen for people to share their ideas with us – we have spent time constructing these resources, but their content is not comprehensive, so we welcome contributions and co-creation.
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