Engaging with Power and Difference in Collaborative Community Organising
The course offers an approach to community engagement that puts connection first, builds relationships and understanding of the lived experiences of community members, and develops collaborative projects/initiatives based upon the different lived experiences and needs of the wider community, bringing together a social justice focus alongside an environmental focus.

The course aims to support you to deepen your awareness and understanding of the lived experiences of a greater diversity of people in your local communities; to understand how you and your Transition group can speak more directly to their immediate needs.

Sessions: 4 day long sessions
Dates: Saturdays: May 8th, May 22nd, June 12th, July 3rd
Times: 10am - 4:30pm with breaks
Location: online

In addition there will be 8 community of practice sessions from 7-9.30pm on these Wednesday evenings: July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, August 25th, September 8th, September 29th, October 27th, November 24th.
These will be drop in/optional, but participation is encouraged.

Application deadline: 23rd April 2021

We’ll let you know whether or not you have a place by: 30th April 2021

DROP IN Q&A on Tuesday 20th April, 12.30 - 2.30pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86704891912

This course is open to Transition Groups from across the UK, however because of funding stipulations we will prioritise applicants from England.

In the meanwhile, please put the session dates in your diary, and if you have any further questions please contact us.
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Your full name *
Your phone number *
Your email address *
Where are you based, and which Transition group are you involved in? *
In our commitment to engaging with structural inequality, we want to prioritise people whose experiences are marginalised by our society. If you're willing, please respond to the questions that follow.
Access needs: Do you have any particular needs that would be important for us to know about to support your participation in this online course? For example, a visual impairment, or something you feel anxious or concerned about. *
If you would like to say, how do you define your sex / gender?
If you'd like to say, how do you define your sexuality?
If you'd like to say, how do you define your ethnic identity?
If you'd like to say, do you identify as having a disability?
If you'd like to say, how do you define your class?
If you'd like to say, what is your age?
If you'd like to say, what are your preferred pronouns (e.g. they, she, he, or something else)?
You must apply for the course with 1 other person from your Transition group as we believe this will support you to bring your learning back to your group/community more effectively. Who is the person you are applying with? *
Why would you like to participate in this course?
What interests you about a collaborative approach to organising in your group/community?
What is your understanding of the impact of power dynamics on organising within your group/community? How are you applying this understanding in your group/community?
What challenges do you see in sharing what you learn on this course with others in your group?
Please tell us about any experience you have in community organising, collaborative or otherwise. It isn’t necessary for you to have any experience to be on the course, but it will be helpful for us to know when we plan the course.
What experience do you have with online learning and group work?
Are you able to attend the 4 day long sessions?
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Are you able to spend 1-2 hours between each session on homework/practice?
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Do you have any questions, any concerns or anything else you'd like us to know, at this stage?
The deadline for applications is 23rd April 2021. We will let you know if we can offer you a place by 30th April 2021. In the meanwhile, please put the session dates in your diary, and if you have any further questions please contact kathryn@navigate.org.uk
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