An invaluable course for anyone looking to develop community activities on climate change, energy-saving and environmental issues.
Thursday 31st January 2013
The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR
For bookings and info:
T: 0207 324 4775
100% of delegates thought the last course in Edinburgh was good or excellent
Chris Church has worked in the voluntary sector and as a consultant for over 25 years. He is an experienced advisor on community and sustainable development issues, with a wide range of experience at international, national, and community level. He is an associate of the Community Development Foundation and a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission. Chris is chair of the UK Local Carbon Communities Network.
Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, Groundwork, the European Union TACIS programme, Surfers Against Sewage and many local councils. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.
Organisations and individuals need to take energy and climate change issues into account when planning their work. Delivering climate goals will require the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders, including community organisations.
This course will teach you the skills and information needed to develop long-term engagement of civil society organisations, groups and individuals in work on climate change and low-carbon living.
How can we make good community engagement happen on this complex issue? While some groups are active on limiting and adapting to climate change, it poses unique challenges to the majority who may have other interests and priorities.
This course outlines why climate change can be a particularly problematic issue for communities and how to overcome this.
People attending this course will:
• Learn the ways in which community engagement can deliver lasting change on climate and energy issues and how to make this happen.
• Understand why community engagement on climate change can be problematic.
• Be clear on the best ways to start a dialogue around climate change.
• Learn to lead a discussion on the positive aspects of low carbon living.
• Learn to support and work with communities.
• Be able to offer guidance to any community group on reducing their own foot print.
• Receive guidance on how to develop an action plan.
Who should attend the training?
The course will benefit anyone working with or seeking to work with community organisations on behaviour change, projects or local action planning. It will include a review of the new moves towards localism and how these impact on climate and sustainability work.
It is designed for climate and energy staff, community workers, organisers and activists. It covers approaches to work with both enthusiastic and less engaged communities. All participants will have time to work on developing their own actions plans for work after the course.
Electronic resources will be available to all participants.
Facilitated by Chris Church
The course is run by Chris Church who has over 20 years’ experience of work with communities on climate and sustainability issues. As an experienced trainer, his courses for Talk Action are popular and have run regularly for three years. Chris has written manuals on local action for BTCV, Groundwork and the Community Development Foundation. He is Chair of the UK Low Carbon Communities Network. Chris has also worked with the Community Sector Coalition, many local Councils, the Environment Agency, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, Groundwork, the European Union TACIS programme, Surfers Against Sewage and numerous community organisations. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.
£288: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£130: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
Concessionary rates of are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.
Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.
For bookings and information please contact Chetna on:
Tel: 0207 324 4775
Excellent for developing engagement methods and tools for proactive practice.
Useful course to get an overview of key issues and ideas.
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