Community organising training
TCC regularly runs community organising training, designed to challenge participants to become more active in public life. Sessions are interactive and cover building power, working with decision makers, and developing public relationships.
Throughout the training we ask participants to reflect on their own roles in public life, and to share their experiences of working in community. This could be as a student, faith leader, or community group member. We try and involve a wide range of people in the training, so that we get a breadth of experience, and there is an opportunity for participants to build relationships with people they might not usually meet.
Our next residential training will be held at St. Winifred's retreat centre in Holywell in North Wales. Individual rooms and home cooked meals are all provided. Places are available free to TCC member groups, or at £150 for those from charitable organisations, and £250 for individuals/business representatives. This includes all training, meals, and accommodation. Young people are welcome to attend, or we can organise courses specifically for children and young people.
Any TCC member group can arrange training tailored specifically for their group. This can be as a residential, day, or weekly course.
We welcome training enquires from external groups and organisations. Please contact our lead organiser to discuss.
Watch the video below from our 5 day training, featuring Greg Galluzzo from the Gamaliel Foundation.
“It’s given me confidence... I have rediscovered a back bone.”
“The best training I have ever experienced. I have learned more about organising people and making a difference than in 20+ years in and working in education.”
“Very empowering and awakening… I wasn’t expecting this from a course on community organising!”
“I feel I have been informed and am capable of being a local leader within my local community.”
“I am equipped and empowered.”
“I now feel I have the tools I need to accomplish what I want.”
“For all sorts of public and private reasons, I was feeling battered and knocked about, trying to please everyone and solve all problems. I now feel empowered not to have to do this. I need to have expectations of others and myself.”
“This has equipped me with the confidence, tools and energy to challenge power.”
“There is a clear step by step process to achieve goals – that is personal qualities and practical skills.”
“I now feel I have a clear idea of how to start building power within the local community.”
“I was impressed by the delivery of the course … I was pleasantly surprised to find the one-to-one scenarios powerful and uplifting and was given insight into my own strengths and weaknesses which will strengthen my own personal journey and challenge me to be effective within my own community.”
”This training has been absolutely fantastic. Learnt so much. Feel empowered! Thank you!”
“I am going to become a leader.”
“I have learnt about the barriers within myself that prevent me being more courageous.”