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Community-focussed training courses

WSA Community works to design and deliver community development training which is informative, grounded in theory but practical in outlook. All courses are participatory and experiential in style.

 

We are passionate about supporting everyone working with communities. The purpose of our programme is to provide training that helps you achieve your goals. We offer a range of options to suit your needs, delivering set group sessions, bespoke training workshops or one-to-one capacity building.

 

Our one day training courses can be delivered both online and in person, so why not contact us now to discuss your teams or organisations training needs.

 

Based on our extensive experience, our training programmes have been developed for a wide variety of people who work with communities including those in local authorities, housing associations, health and the voluntary sector. 

 

In addition, we offer course participants the opportunity to connect and learn further through our action learning group meetings.

All our one-day courses are CPD Accredited.

WSA provides high quality training to those who either work directly in community development or have an aspect of their role which demands knowledge and skills around community engagement, inclusion or development. 

“The training with Wendy and Shae was really useful and provided lots of ideas and practical facilitation skills which we’ve already been able to put into practice. The attendees came with varying levels of previous experience in facilitation and engagement, and feedback from all of them was enthusiastic and positive.”
Ellen McManus-Fry,
Equalities and Community Engagement Officer, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We are delighted to announce we are running a one-day online CPD-accredited How to Engage with Communities training course on Wednesday 10th July 2024.

This is our hugely popular training course open for bookings with early bird pricing available until 3rd May 2024. 

Email us to book your place. 

 

WSA offers one-day community development training courses that have been designed to work together as a complimentary set or as individual sessions, along with an additional bespoke offering:

Understanding Community Development Practice

Aimed at those who are looking to strengthen their understanding of community development, this course looks at the values and principles that underpin it.

This course is offered both as an open public course for individual booking and can also be commissioned as a bespoke course for up to 16 participants.

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How to Engage with Communities

This course looks at creative methods of engagement and shares tools and examples of this whilst focussing down on the purpose of engagement. This course is offered both as an open public course for individual booking and can also be commissioned as a bespoke course for up to 16 participants.

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Evaluating Community Development and Measuring Change

Designed for people who work with community groups, projects or programmes, this training helps participants develop a clear understanding of community-based evaluation, and introduces practical tools to help measure the impact of your work. This course is offered both as an open public course for individual booking and can also be commissioned as a bespoke course for up to 16 participants.

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Training the Trainer: Peer Training & Facilitation

Participants will gain a clear understanding of what they need to put in place to deliver a positive training experience, as well as considering different learning styles and how to create a productive learning environment. This course is currently offered as a bespoke course for up to 16 people only. However if individuals would like to apply please and if we have enough learners we can arrange a special course.

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Action learning

Action Learning is a unique way to tackle real problems or issues in order to get things done. It brings individuals together in small groups where they can explore issues around their direct experience and develop actions to address them through the support and exploratory questions of a group. The group allows people who work with communities to share insights and understanding with people facing similar challenges.

 

WSA Director, Wendy Sugarman, is a qualified Action Learning Facilitator. Contact us if you are interested in joining an action learning group.