Community Organising Training
Hunter Community Alliance develops community leaders and strengthens the organisations they are involved in. Community Organiser Training is an opportunity for those leaders, and future leaders, to develop their skills in community organising and to meet and build relationships with other local leaders.
The training is based on the successful model of the Industrial Areas Foundation, established in Chicago in the 1940s by church and union leaders, and refined and localised over time for the Australian context.
Foundations of Community Organising Training - 2 Days
The foundations training program is an introduction to community organising.
The curriculum includes: Intro to Community Organising | Public Pressures | Our stories | Power Dynamics | Relational meetings | Civil Society | The Organising Cycle | Action & Evaluation
National Advanced Community Organiser Training - 6 Days
The cost of National Training is $1600+GST and includes training costs, food & accommodation for the week.
Venue: Queensland, July 16th-21st, https://www.qldcommunityalliance.org/national_training_2023
Prerequisites for the National Training program:
Attended a Foundations Training (2-day)
Endorsed by an Alliance partner organisation
The next training in NSW is due in November 2023
Community Leaders Endorse the Training
"It can be daunting to know where to start when you seek to address injustice. The Hunter Community Alliance Foundations Training provided a discipline and framework in which to take action." Brad Webb, NSW Council for Social Services and Committee for the Hunter
"I thought the training was very well organised -- goals were clear, we knew where we were going, and we were enabled to participate. Our training was on Zoom and I thought it was the best use of Zoom that I have seen. Making links with others who also had a passion for their local communities, and who come from diverse backgrounds was invaluable." Bishop Sonia Roulston, Anglican Diocese of Newcastle
"Incredible!" Billie Mosman, Community Disability Alliance Hunter Board member
"The best community organising training I've done in 30 years as a advocate and campaigner." Jacqui Svensen, lawyer, writer, convenor of Newcastle Climate Change Response
"What a wonderful training for community organisers across diverse sectors of society. It was so full of heart and fire for social justice!" Nissa Phillips, Hunter Homeless Connect
"Excellent, very well organized and efficient training to assist anyone who want to be involved with community organizing. Highly recommended!" Jo Tonkin, Baha'i Spiritual Assembly of Newcastle and the Hunter
"Training has inspired me to reach higher and wider in my own patch" Rev Tracey Matthews, Glenrock Anglican Parish