Presentation on theme: "Jess Steele, Locality Training Framework – revised Jun 2011 Community Organisers."— Presentation transcript:
Jess Steele, Locality Training Framework – revised Jun 2011 Community Organisers
Foundations of Organising Guided actions in local communitiesStructured, facilitated ½-day E-sessions Listen to people they know (friends, family, host, not on the street) E1: Reflect on listening to people you know. Prep for listening door-to-door & more widely Extend the listening to a wider group Seek out excluded groups E2: Reflect on wider listening & local power Prep for analysis of listening material Analyse listening results to identify actionsE3: Reflect on identifying actions from the listening material. Prep for action Take actionE4: Reflect on effectiveness of actions Prep for camp 3 day residential: COs from Kickstarter areas – Trafford Hall (Award) Key concepts, principles, strategies and skills. Inputs, real-play and critical reflection. Listening 1:1; how to build trust; power dynamics; motivation, mandate, mobilisation; code of conduct/rules of engagement; action planning; sources of support; resources & guidance Confirmation of Plan – at 6 month point (Certificate) Action plan including Go Deeper choice
Go Deeper Go Deeper learning option (min 6 months) PG Diploma in Community Organising – Manchester Metropolitan University PG Certificate in Community Enterprise – Brighton University Re:generate – immersion in Training for Transformation and community animating Citizens UK – immersion in Alinsky-style citizen organising Locality – immersion in community assets and enterprise, including the Organisation Workshop approach as developed by Marsh Farm Outreach Other options may be developed during the Discovery phase. Visits and Exemplars The Go Deeper learning phase will include visits to other Community Organisers Re:generate will be creating a series of exemplar projects in 5-10 places around the country Locality staff will arrange for knowledge & skills exchange visits to development trusts, settlements and social action centres. Graduation – at 12 month point (Diploma) Reflection on achievements and learning from the plan & the Go Deeper option.
Action Camp/Knowledge Hub Annual Action Camp Brings together all SCOs and MCOs active at that time First camp early summer 2012 Festival style – perhaps Saturday to Monday Include children and young people Model of local community life at national level Mass networking, testimony, action/campaign planning CO Knowledge Hub A Wiki style web platform to collate knowledge & info Articles, documents and debates – thinkers, existing projects, info re projects, etc Potential to comment/discuss philosophy of organising Profile pages for all SCOs and hosts including static info, blogs and twitterfeeds Q&A Forum where users can Find, Ask, Answer questions with e-bay style rating