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Training in Community Leadership and Organising

We have traditionally run leadership training courses at three levels. Most of our training consists of short workshops and 1- or 2-day Citizens UK Local Taster Trainings delivered in the community. If you are part of a Citizens UK member institution, ask your local Community Organiser for details of Taster Training courses in your area. 

For those who have completed a Local Taster Training we offer Citizens UK Regional Community Leadership Training.  This is a three-day residential or non-residential course, followed by a 50 hour practical placement in your community, and an end-of-placement presentation at a Regional Learning Network event. The Regional Community Leadership Training is run in five regions: the North of England; the Midlands; Wales & the South West; London; and the Southern Ring (around London).

For those who have completed Regional Community Leadership Training we offer Citizens UK National Community Leadership Training. This is a six-day residential course, followed by a 50 hour practical placement in your community, and an end-of-placement presentation at a Regional Learning Network event.  This course is accredited by Newman University as a Professional Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership.

For those who have completed Citizens UK National Community Leadership Training we offer ongoing opportunities for learning and development through Citizens UK Regional Learning Networks which bring experienced leaders together in five hubs for twice-yearly workshops and learning events.   The Regional Learning Networks run in five regions: the North of England; the Midlands; Wales & the South West; London; and the Southern Ring (around London).

If your institutions is not yet a Citizens UK member, but you would like to attend training please get in touch with nadia.taylor@citizensuk.org to discuss this. 

Our new online training - response to Covid-19

'Learning Thursdays' online

During the lockdown Citizens UK ran a weekly ‘Organising Civil Society in Covid-19’ session online.  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 sessions was really positive, and so we have decided to formalise ‘Learning Thursdays’ within Citizens UK. Read more here.