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At Citizens UK we focus on developing new leaders who are hungry to make change in their local communities and across the UK. We believe that learning the skills and methods of community organising is at the heart of successful campaigning - and we are determined to equip leaders with the tools to build alliances that make a winning difference.

Learn more about the training we have on offer below, and sign up to this form to receive news on how you can get involved.


Please note that for the time being due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all of our learning opportunities are being offered online.


Weekly online learning: 'learning thursdays' series

Available for non-members and members alike, and accessible to all people whether new to community organising, or looking to hone organising skills.

Every Thursday afternoon from 16:00-17:15 we offer a free learning opportunity. On most Thursdays there will be a choice of two types of session:

Learning for Leaders: accessible even to those who are very new to Citizens UK and community organising.

Community Organising Masterclasses: aimed at leaders who have some experience of Citizens and are likely to have been through our training. These will be stand-alone masterclasses focused on the key skills of community organising.

On the final Thursday of the month there will be a Topical Learning Session, open to anybody, where we will seek to apply community organising skills to a topical issue or active campaign.


Training in Community Leadership and Organising

We have traditionally run leadership training courses at three levels. Most of our training consists of short workshops and 1- or 2-day Citizens UK Local Taster Trainings delivered in the community. If you are part of a Citizens UK member institution, ask your local Community Organiser for details of Taster Training courses in your area.

For those who have completed a Local Taster Training we offer Citizens UK Regional Community Leadership Training. This is a three-day residential or non-residential course, followed by a 50 hour practical placement in your community, and an end-of-placement presentation at a Regional Learning Network event. The Regional Community Leadership Training is run in five regions: the North of England; the Midlands; Wales & the South West; London; and the Southern Ring (around London).

For those who have completed Regional Community Leadership Training we offer Citizens UK National Community Leadership Training. This is a six-day residential course, followed by a 50 hour practical placement in your community, and an end-of-placement presentation at a Regional Learning Network event. This course is accredited by Newman University as a Professional Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership.


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