An Introduction to Community Engagement

What topics are covered by the course?

What will this course cover?
What is community development?
What are the values and principles that underpin community development?
What does successful community development look like?
How can we build on community strengths, assets and needs?
How does community development address inequality, understand diversity and build equal and inclusive practice?
How can we build the confidence of community groups to tackle issues that are important to them?

Who should attend?

This course is for community development workers or those with community development as part of their role from all sectors. It is best suited to those newer to community development who want the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that underpins this work.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Participants will be better able to explain community development to others and actively justify a community development approach to their stakeholders. Participants will also be more confident in setting up tools to measure and explain the impact of community development.

What tools and knowledge will participants take away?
An understanding of what community development is, the values and principles and some of the theory behind it
Concrete examples of good practice
Confidence in using community development approaches
Clear strategies around approaches that build on strengths in the community
Tools to measure the impact of community development

All delegates will receive a complimentary copy of ‘The Short Guide to Community Development’, (Retail price £11.99) – an introductory guide to trends and challenges, which explores how community development can be applied to achieve a range of policy objectives.

CPD points will be available

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the day
A Certificate will be awarded on successful completion

Guide Price: £149

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Communications & Personal Development »
Duration: One day

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