Would you like some professional training, mentoring and support to help you do this?
If so there’s a three month leadership training programme coming up that’s designed to empower people like you to become community leaders and tackle issues that are important to them.
The programme is run by a local social enterprise, Leading The Change, and open to anyone who is committed to developing their ability to make a difference for the communities that they care about.
Graduates from last year’s programme have gone on to generate more than £6,000 of funding for local community projects in Brighton & Hove since November. The projects include:
- Whitehawk Superdads – a project create by local dads to support other dads and father figures to be active role models engaged in community work and local schools
- Disability Advice – an online resource produced by a local disabled man to enable disabled people to provide advice and accessibility reviews for their peers
- Talking Testicles – a cancer awareness campaign develop by young autistic man who survived testicular cancer himself
- A Few Good Men – an event created by a male childcare worker to encourage more men to work in early years settings
- Spirituality and Men – a monthly group on spirituality for men created by a local secondary school teacher
Successful applicants to this year’s Community Leaders Programme will be given specialist training, coaching and support to develop a project that tackles an issue they are passionate about.
You don’t have to know what your project will be to apply, but you do need to demonstrate that you are positive, enthusiastic and committed to improving the way our city works
The program includes 3 one day workshops from 10am – 4pm on the following days:
Sunday 29th April: Vision, Values, Goals – building a foundation for great leadership
Saturday 12th May: Planning, organisation and resource management – setting yourself up for success
Saturday 16th June: Motivation, Engagement and Persuasion Skills – how to make things happen
Optional evening workshops from also take place from 5.30pm to 8pm on the following evenings:
Wednesday 2nd May
Tuesday 8th May
Tuesday 22nd May
Wednesday 30th May
Wednesday 6th June
Tuesday 19th June
All participants on the course are allocated a personal coach who provides weekly 1-2-1 coaching sessions which can take place by phone or in person.
The program is subsidized through grant funding from Unltd and so the investment for the program is only £99.
Some free scholarship places are available through The Men’s Network.
Everyone is welcome to apply for this and priority will be given to participants who want to develop projects that support The Men’s Network’s vision of a city that works for everyone – men and boys included.
To find our more about this unique programme and to apply now to train as a community leader contact: Glen Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07981 33422.
We are also interested to hear from coaches wanting to further develop their coaching skills by taking part in this initiative and anyone who would like to train as a community leader on future courses and cannot take part in the April to July program for any reason.
There will be an introductory session where you can find out about the course – and meet graduates from last year’s programme – on Tuesday 17th April 5.30 to 7pm.
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