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 Community Organising

Training Programme

Connect with people across the world to learn how to organise communities for sustainable change using tools for online collaboration.

Mondays 1-5pm BST

June 28th, July 5/12/19/26 & September 6/13/20/27  -  2021

9 x 4 hr highly participatory sessions 

Why now? Why online?

There is  so much chaos in the world, a lot of disconnection, the conventional ways of working have gone out the window and the need to push for change and maintain strong connections remain.

Meanwhile, people are now expected to connect online and support people in the communities they work in, but they lack the experience and tools to work in this new norm of virtual settings.

Our Yard (London) has teamed up with Inside Hub (Cali- Colombia, TelAviv- Israel) and Community CoLab (Bristol UK)  to create this online offer  which will provide you the tools & practices you need to organise for change online and face to face.

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What is Community Organising?

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.


When people are organised, communities get heard and power begins to shift creating real change for good.

What's the structure of the program?

This program includes a series of introductory and advanced 1 day workshops design by Community Organisers and translated into 4 Units of 2 sessions each lasting 4 hrs for a total of 8 online Community Organising training sessions + 1 Technological welcome session by Inside Hub/ Community CoLab 

  • Program Intro and Tech Intro to Miro Boards & Zoom

    • June 28th

This program brings together networks of people passionate for community change and grassroots action in the UK, Latin America and Europe so you will get a change to meet, connect, learn and reflect with people from different parts of the world with broad experiences.

There is no baseline knowledge requirement (except basic English, both verbal and written).


If you have already attended the Introduction to Community Organising you don’t need to repeat it, you can join the program from Listening Skills in Community Organising


You will need to  join us on Jan 14th for a whole program check in and tech introduction (Zoom, Miro Boards, Google Suite) unless you are a wiz on those platforms already. 


You will receive on request an e-certificate of attendance upon completion.

Who is this training for?

This training is designed for:

Community organisations, its leaders and workers, council workers, councillors, young people, youth workers, community engagement workers, activists, community artists, community organisers,  members of the community and anybody anywhere in the world (with moderate spoken and written english) passionate about creating sustainable change in communities.

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Beyond connecting with people's realities from across the world and practicing the use of online tools for collaboration...

​You will learn about:

  • what community organising is

  • the importance of listening to build relationships and explore issues

  • power in communities and why it matters

  • what motivates people to act

  • how to take your next steps in community organising

  • ‘relational’ listening and its importance in community organising

  • how to plan a listening campaign to kick-start your organising work

  • practical listening tools you can use to engage people, build relationships and find leaders

  • how asking powerful questions helps people to tell their stories

  • how community organisers reflect to improve their work

You will explore:​

  • your personal power and ability to act

  • how power is exercised in society

  • what it means to organise for change

  • how to begin to pinpoint the causes of social injustice

  • how to build power with others through community organising

  • what motivates people to take action in their community

  • the purpose of action in community organising and different approaches

  • developing a strategy for action

  • developing a power map

  • facilitating and leading collective action

  • reflecting on action

whats the commitment?

When you register to this program you will be committing to:

  • 36 hrs online workshops

  • Practicing your learning in your own time between sessions

  • Taking home reflective and practical homework of up to 15 hrs total

  • Doing some prep work: watching how to videos + completing a tech self assessment task and attending our Tech Introduction (for Zoom & Miro Boards) where you will learn and practice how to use these online platforms for collaboration

  • Making sure you practice in your own time the use of Miro Boards

  • Reading emails with homework instructions between sessions

dates & cost


All sessions will take place on Mondays 1-5 pm (BST)

Program welcome and Tech Intro:

June 28th

Intro To Community Organising:

July 5th & 12th


Listening Skills For Community Organisers:
July 19th & 26th


Building Power Through Community Organising:
September 6th & 13th

Action For Change Through Community Organising:
September 20th/ 27th


According to need or privilege​​​

  • £550  Full Fee+ (You are in a comfortable economical situation and happy to cover your cost and support others with less financial stability to join this training/ or if you work for a large organisation which is paying for your space)

  • £375 Full Fee - for financially stable participants

  • £325 Early Bird/ Discounted price-  ( Must register and pay before June 15th, 2021)

  • £120 Concession (You are experiencing economical hardship and are committed to the full programme) ​(you can pay your concession space in installments if needed) * *limited spaces** ​

If you are experiencing economical hardship in the UK and the concession price is still to much for you, please get in touch so we can do our best to help you be able to participate.

At the end of this program (open to participants worldwide) you will be issued with a certificate of attendance on request.

registration Process 

To register you will need to follow this link or click on any of the SIGN UP NOW buttons which will take you to a Google Form where you will need to respond to and submit our questionnaire.

Following this you will receive an email with a further equalities form to fill in and payment instructions.

Your space will only be reserved once you have processed your full payment and sent a receipt of payment to

 refunds policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your registration after having made a payment, we will refund:

  • 90%  if you cancel on or before the 15th of June 2021

  • 50% If you cancel on or before June 21st 2021

  • No refunds after June 21st (though you can find someone else to take over your space)


Jose Barco​

Whats App: +(44)7739395011



Paulette Singer

London/ UK

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Paulette is a community organiser, Art of Hosting practitioner, community development research facilitator and permaculture gardener/trainer. Her frustrations working across the homeless sector led to a desire to connect locally to her community and ultimately to her becoming a Community Organiser.  

Paulette believes most systemic and structural issues can be overcome through the power of truly connected and resilient communities.

​Co-founder of Our Yard and Field to Fork workers co-operative Paulette has a keen interest in innovative social businesses and their role within communities to support individual and collective power.

Jose Barco

Colombia/ UK

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 Jose is a community organiser, Art of Hosting practitioner/ tech host/ trainer as well as  a social entrepreneur living between Colombia & Bristol UK.
Jose is co- founder of Community CoLabInside HubCommunity Organisers & Wati Collective. His passion is to create meaningful participation & collaboration (online & offline) whilst working around issues of power, privilege & diversity in communities & organisations.

Since 2012 Jose has been busy organising, training & coaching people from diverse  communities as well as offering change management consultancy with a focus on participatory leadership to NGO's and organisations from the public & private  sector in Latinamerica, Europe and the UK.



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