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Learning Thursdays

'Learning Thursdays’ are Back! 

16:00-17:15 every Thursday

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. 


Have you already taken part in a Learning For Leaders, Masterclass or Topical Learning session? 

We'd love to hear your thoughts on how this went, or if you have ideas for future themes and topics to explore! Please help us improve our virtual learning opportunities for leaders by filling out our quick feedback survey.


January 2021 sessions: Building and Maintaining a Citizens Alliance

Date

Learning For Leaders

(Accessible to Everyone)

Community Organising Masterclass

(For experienced Citizens UK leaders)

14th January

Joint Session: So, how does Community Organising work? Demonstrating our power and impact through evidence.

Register Here

21st January

Everything you always wanted to know about Citizens UK

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Organising People: how to build a powerful and effective leadership team in your chapter.

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28th January

How we make decisions in an alliance and why we have a dues based model.

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Organising Money: how to build a funding base that gives your alliance power and sustainability.

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2020 Series

December sessions: Leadership (and action!)

Date

Learning For Leaders

(Accessible to Everyone)

Community Organising Masterclass

(For experienced Citizens UK leaders)

3rd December

What is a leader? 

PowerPoint Slides

Why Build Core Teams?

PowerPoint Slides

Watch Session

10th December

The Iron Rule and Investing in Other People.

PowerPoint Slides

How to develop effective leaders. 

PowerPoint Slides

Watch Session

17th December

Winter Action on homelessness!

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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

Resources

Watch Session

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

 

12th November

Joint Session: Privilege 101

19th November

Story-telling for Social Change

PowerPoint Slides

Watch Session

Story-telling Masterclass

 

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. 

PowerPoint Slides

Watch Session

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.

Watch Session

22nd October

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

PowerPoint Slides

Watch Session

How to build or rebuild a Citizens UK chapter

PowerPoint Slides

Watch Session

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

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