Foundations Training (2 Day)

What is the 2 Day Foundations Training?

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The Sydney Alliance is a citizens’ coalition whose mission is to provide our community with a voice to express our common values and aspirations for a fair and just Sydney.

 

This foundations training is based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation in over 65 years of successful organising experience.  These ideas are translated to an Australian context to cover the very essentials of what organising is and how we implement it here in Sydney.

It is interactive, thoughtful and made for people with all levels of experience. Concepts worked through include ideas of power, our roles as public people and what strength looks like. As practical as it is theoretical, we teach the tools to start building public relationships and working through the organising cycle to solve problems in our communities.

Topics at the 2 Day Foundations training include:

  • Community Organising:  based on the history and tradition of our religious, union and community organisations
  • Relational Organising:  individual relational meetings, listening assemblies, research, negotiation and action
  • Strengthening our Organisations: building a culture that is relational, action oriented and reflective/learning
  • Using Relational Power in the public sphere to take collaborative action on common issues.

 

Partner organisations are encouraged to send individual leaders to participate. It is an important space for your leaders and members to connect with other organisations and to develop skills in Community Organising.

Organisations interested in exploring partnership of the Sydney Alliance are also encouraged to send individuals to participate in the Training and to get a feel for the coalition.

 

*** COVID19 UPDATE *** The next Sydney Alliance Foundations Training scheduled for the following schedule in August (now an online training in a series).

 

Info:

The zoom version of the Foundations training breaks up the two days of face-to-face training into seven more manageable online sessions (two full days online is too exhausting!) The content covered is a concentrated version of the foundations training with key lessons:

  • Community Organising:  based on the history and tradition of our religious, union and community organisations
  • Relational Organising:  individual relational meetings, listening assemblies, research, power analysis, negotiation and action
  • Strengthening our Organisations: building a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective/learning
  • Using Relational Power in the public sphere to take collaborative action on common issues and win!

Schedule of sessions and expected preparation:

Preparation: 20 minutes of youtube videos
Wednesday   12th AUG
9:15am   for 9:30am-11:30am (2)
12:30am-2pm   (90 min)
Homework: a short reading
Tuesday   18th AM AUG
9:15am   for 9:30am-11am (90 min)
11:30am-1pm   (90 min)
Homework: a short reading and a relational meeting
Wednesday   19th AUG 
9:30am-11am   (90 min)
12pm-1:30pm (90 min)
Homework: a short reading
Wednesday   26th AUG 
12pm-2pm   (Final session)

This is a joint training between the Sydney Alliance & the Hunter Community Alliance Steering Committee.

The training is a complete set and we ask all participants to attend all sessions.

Register:

https://register.eventarc.net/e/44338


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