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Learning Thursdays

'Learning Thursdays’ are Back! 

16:00 every Thursday from October 8th

During the lockdown Citizens UK ran a weekly ‘Organising Civil Society in Covid-19’ session on Zoom.  Hundreds of leaders participated from every chapter across Citizens UK, sharing experiences and learning on Covid-related issues such as bereavement and grief, volunteer training, and staying relational, as well as encouraging action on issues such as the Living Wage for Careworkers, mental health and Black Lives Matter.

The feedback on those Thursday afternoon sessions was really positive, and so we have decided to formalise ‘Learning Thursdays’ within Citizens UK.  Every Thursday afternoon from 16:00-17:15 we will offer a free learning opportunity.  On most Thursdays there will be a choice of two types of session:

  • Learning for Leaders: aimed at any leader within Citizens UK, these sessions will run on a monthly theme and participants will be encouraged to sign up for all the training in that block.  Learning for Leaders will be accessible even to those who are very new to Citizens UK and community organising;
  • Community Organising Masterclasses: aimed at leaders who have some experience of Citizens and are likely to have been through our training.  These will be stand-alone masterclasses focused on the key skills of community organising.

On the final Thursday of each month at 16:00 there will be a Topical Learning Session, open to anybody, where we will seek to apply community organising skills to a topical issue. 

October sessions: An Introduction to Community Organising and Citizens UK

Date

 

 

Learning for Leaders 

(accessible to everyone)

Community Organising Masterclass 

(for experienced Citizens UK leaders)

8th October

An Introduction to Community Organising and Citizens UK

PowerPoint slides 

Watch Session

Turning Anger into Action using the 5 Steps to Social Change Process

PowerPoint slides

Watch Session

15th October

An Introduction to 1-2-1 Relational Meetings

PowerPoint slides

Watch Session

Improving your 1-2-1 Relational Meetings

See PowerPoint slides here and here.

22nd October

An Introduction to the Habits of a Community Leader: Research - Action – Evaluation

PowerPoint Slides

How to build or rebuild a Citizens UK chapter

PowerPoint Slides

29th October

Topical Learning Session

How can we organise our communities to address the hostile environment? Focusing on people who are homeless​​ but denied support due to their immigration status (NRPF) and calling on the Government to settle the status ​​of our neighbours who are living without documents.​​

See PowerPoint Slides Here and Here

November sessions: Race, Power and Privilege

Date

Learning for Leaders

(accessible to everyone)

Community Organising Masterclass 

(for experienced Citizens UK leaders)

5th November

An introduction to Power & Power Analysis

Register Here

An in-depth look at 'Relational Power' & Power Analysis

Register Here

12th November

 Joint Session: Privilege 101

Register Here

19th November

Story-telling for Social Change

Register Here

Story-telling Masterclass

Register Here

26th November

Topical Learning Session: Race and Organising in the UK

Looking at different campaigns that have looked to attack race inequality in the UK. 

Register Here

December sessions

On the 3rd and 10th of December, Learning Thursdays will be on the topic of 'Leadership', while the topical learning session will be on our Christmas action.

January sessions

January 2021's Learning Thursdays will cover 'Building and Maintaining a Citizens Alliance' and will begin on the 14th of January.

Keep checking back here for more details of each Learning Thursday session, we look forward to welcoming you online!

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