Community Organising: An Introduction

New Economy Programme 2018-19
Dates & Locations:
Oxford, 19 January 2019
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Community Organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. Community organisers reach out and listen, connect, and motivate people to build their collective power. From Oakland to Bristol, Community Organising has played a significant role in political, economic, and social movements.

— Analysis of power in community and how to build it.

— An exploration of how to organise and motivate people to take effective action together to address common concerns.

— How effective listening sparks dialogue and explores motivations.

— An understanding of the importance of listening when building relationships.

— An exploration of power and the power dynamics that exist in communities.

— Ideas for how to motivate people to take action.

— A plan for your next steps and actions in community organising.

If you would you like to learn how to build power for change in communities, groups, and organisations. Are considering becoming more active in your community and don't know where to start or who with. Are you a seasoned engagement worker wanting to expand your toolkit and grow your network. Are interested in fine tuning your listening skills. Are part of a group or organisation needing to grow its base to achieve more, or looking to develop a career in the third sector and want to get some skills and practice.

Facilitated by

Jose Augusto Barco

Jose Augusto Barco is a Colombian Community Organiser, Art of Hosting practitioner, social entrepreneur, and musician based in Bristol, UK. He is also the founder of Community CoLab, is passionate about people power, social change and social justice, creating spaces for meaningful participation and collaboration in communities and organisations.

Jose is also a former founding director of Community Organisers Ltd, a national body supporting the training and development of community organisers in England.

*The low-income price is for the unemployed, students, volunteers, and part-time employees.

Facilitated by

Jose Augusto Barco

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