Community Organising

The Selby Trust became part of the National Community Organising Expansion Programme where we will be training 120 Community organisers over the next 3 years, and become one of the 20 national Social Action Hub.

The expansion programme will increase the number of community organisers across England and enable residents to take greater control of their lives and create strong and resilient communities that work for everyone.

The Selby Trust has a wide-ranging ambitious vision as a Social Action Hub to embed community organising in relationships at all levels between residents, hubs, institutions and within communities on the doorstep. The Trust want to spread community organising across the local neighbourhoods, training staff, volunteers and local leaders, public sector staff, and local employers. In particular we want to maximise equality of access by ensuring that the training is accessible to those who struggle with English, yet bringing many assets into the community.

Community organising is the work of building relationships and networks in communities to activate people and create social and political change through collective action.

Community Organisers listen individually to residents, identify and inspire local leaders and bring people together to take action on the issues they all care about. In areas where community organisers work, people have a stronger sense of belonging to their neighbourhood, feel more valued and are motivated to work together to improve lives and transform where they live.

Our experienced Community Organiser Moussa Amine Sylla, a native French language speaker, will bring his own experience to bear in ensuring this.

The Certa Community Organising suite are nationally recognised qualifications. They prepare learners to develop their effectiveness in the application of the principles and practice of community organising by giving a foundation of knowledge and skills. They also provide an understanding of the values, principles and processes of community organising along with an introduction to some of the underlying theories which inform community organising practice. They also give learners the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to activate communities through listening and dialogue.

Local residents will have the opportunity to have a one Day taster Training CPD Certified in : Introduction to Community Organising.

At the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • To better understand the community organising process
  • To understand the importance of listening in building relationships
  • Better understand power and power dynamics and their relevance to CO
  • Explored moving from listening to action
  • Considered their own next steps in community organising

 

More opportunities will be available for those who want further education and they are:

Certa Level 2 Award in Community Organising

To achieve this qualification learners must achieve 7 credits. All the units in this qualification are mandatory

Certa Level 2 Certificate in Community Organising

To achieve this qualification learners must achieve 23 credits. All the units in this qualification are mandatory.

Certa Level 3 Award in Community Organising

To achieve this qualification learners must achieve 7 credits. All the units in this qualification are mandatory.

Certa Level 3 Certificate in Community Organising

To achieve this qualification learners must achieve 24 credits. All the units in this qualification are mandatory.

Please Contact:

Moussa Amine Sylla

Email: moussa.amine@selbytrust.co.uk | Tel: 07802487971

Selby Centre

Email: reception@selbytrust.co.uk | Tel: 0208 885 5499