Talk Action completed a series of workshops training local unemployed residents in events management, culminating in 5 fantastic community events in North London. The main focus of the project was to improve the lives of the most vulnerable ‘hard-to-reach’ community members by increasing their confidence, providing them with new skills, and inspiring them to create positive change within their communities.
The project ran every year for 3 years and attracted over 100 applicants for just 25 available places.
95% of participants went on to find work, training, or voluntary positions.
Three months ‘training & doing’
We make sure that all participants not only learn new skills but also put them into practice.
- Morning workshops that are fun, interactive & educational, on topics such as planning, accounts, marketing & health & safety
- We interweave these practical skills with more ‘soft skills such as teamwork, conflict resolution, and assertiveness
- In the afternoon participants work in small groups and plan their own events
- The project ends with everyone’s events, awards ceremony and party!
The project is in partnership with St.Luke’s Community Centre with funding from the Big Lottery.
"The Course is wonderful!"Claire (My Streets Participant)
We piloted the project in 2011-12 and participants delivered this amazing festival with over 1000 people!:
- Event planning
- Working in groups
- Active listening
- Positive body language
- Dealing with conflict
- Marketing and design
- Funding, sponsors, freebies
- Licensing – health & safety, risk assessment and safety management
- Management on day & site management (plus stewards, volunteers & security)
"Very satisfying, rewarding and a great sense of achievement."David (My Streets Participant)