Training and Alliance Building

A principal concern for Hunter Community Alliance is developing community leaders and strengthening the organisations they are involved in. Community Organiser Training is an opportunity for those leaders, and future leaders, to develop their skills in community organising and to meet and build relationships with other local leaders.

The training is based on the successful model of the Industrial Areas Foundation, established in Chicago in the 1940s, and developed and customised over time for new contexts.

Community Organising Training dates:

Community Organising Foundations Training Online

To be safe during the pandemic, our training has been adapted to be delivered online over Zoom. This is a dynamic and intensive format that still fosters interaction, shared stories and rich networking. It is delivered over seven 1.5 to 2.5 hour modules. Our next program is in November 2020.

  • Monday 16 Nov
    • Session 1: Intro to Community Organising, Public Pressures & Exploring our stories
    • 6:30pm - 9pm
  • Wed 18 Nov
    • Session 2: Power With and Power Over
    • NSW 7 – 8:30pm
  • Sat 21 Nov
    • Session 3: Relational meetings; Session 4: Civil Society
    • NSW 1–2:30; 3-4:30 (half our break)
  • Mon 23 Nov
    • Session 5: The Organising Cycle Part 1
    • NSW 7 - 9pm
  • Wed 25 Nov
    • Session 6: The Organising Cycle Part 2
    • NSW 7 – 8:30pm
  • Sat 28 Nov
    • Session 7: Action & Evaluation
    • 1 – 3pm


Callan Lawrence, Hunter Community Alliance Organiser
E: [email protected] Ph: 0416 895 076