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A new participatory training opportunity for people interested in Community Developmenttraining

We are pleased to announce that we are working as part of Community Works to develop and deliver community development training. Based on our extensive experience we have worked to develop a range of courses for a wide variety of people who work with communities e.g. those in local authorities, housing associations, health and the voluntary sector.  These were initially developed with the Community Development Foundation and are now being delivered by Community Works Training. All courses are participatory and experiential in style. If you would like to find out more about what we can offer then please sign up for more information below.

Currently all are CPD accredited apart from Community Development for Experienced Practitioners. p4

 The courses available are listed below and can be delivered on a bespoke basis for between 6 and 25 participants. Click on a course title to find out more

An Introduction to Community Development

Looks at the values and principles that underpin good community development, and provides an opportunity to explore and reflect on practice and the impact it has on communities.

1 Aimed at those who are just starting out in community based work and / or are looking to incorporate community development processes into other roles.

Community Development for Experienced Practitioners

An opportunity to deepen your understanding of what you do, why you do it and how you do it.  This course links theory and practice and provides an opportunity to reflect on your role and community outcomes.

How to engage with Communities

Designed for community engagement practitioners who want to use creative methods of engagement and facilitate community led development. This course is aimed at people in a variety of roles that require facilitation and engagement skills and methods  

p2Identifying your Community’s Strengths with Mapping and Profiling

This course would help deepen the understanding of a local area and identify the strengths and assets that will enable the delivery of positive change.

Aimed at people working in and with communities who want to learn about asset based approaches to mapping and profiling as a tool for informing and generating community action.

Working in Partnership to create Sustainable Community Projects

Explores the secrets of successful partnerships and how to develop and deliver sustainable community projects. Aimed at people working and in, and involved in developing projects in partnership between, public agencies, communities and private businesses.

Evaluating Community Development and Measuring Change

Will help participants develop a clear understanding of community based evaluation and provide some practical tools to strategically plan and evaluate. Aimed at people who work with community groups, projects or programmes,

We can also design and develop a training course to address your training needs or strategic objectives so please do discuss your specific training needs with us and we can give you a quote

To take up one of the listed course or discuss bespoke training please contact wendy@wsacommunity.co.uk or mandy.wilson7@virginmedia.com.

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