New: Communities Matter training opportunities
Communities Matter is a brand new suite of training and development support to community organisations and people working with communities across Scotland.
These flexible training courses, across a range of areas, are designed to help you make a greater positive impact on the quality of life within your community, and the communities you work with.
Our training includes:
- The Community Empowerment Act and the opportunities for communities
- Planning for success: an introduction to outcome focused planning
- Community Engagement de-mystified
- Understanding our Community: Community-led action research
- Doing ‘with' not ‘to' - An introduction to co-production
- What makes a healthy community?: An introduction to community-led health
- Facilitation, running participative events and getting your message across
SCDC's experience stems from working directly with communities, practitioners and policy makers, promoting best practice in engaging with communities. Our staff are highly skilled facilitators with years of experience and will make sure your training remains participative, informative and interesting.
Training can be provided as introductory workshops, in-depth training, practice support, training for trainers and bespoke consultancy or ongoing mentoring support - we're flexible to suit your needs. Our training costs as little as £50 per person, and we're always flexible to ensure we can provide the best value possible.
Participation requests come into effect
Part 3 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, on participation requests, came into force on the 1st April 2017. Accompanying guidance is available with more supporting materials on the way soon.
How Community Development Happens
Community Development Alliance Scotland has produced a booklet on how stronger communities can help people to achieve change or improve their wellbeing; and how they can help us all to deliver on national and local priorities for our society. It invites you to think about what it takes to develop and support stronger communities.
Have your say on the future of empowered communities
What do you think is needed for communities to become more vibrant and empowered in the future?
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