All One Collective and Lab is working in partnership with the British Council to run the Active Citizens programme in Calderdale in 2019 – 20. Active Citizens is a social leadership training programme which brings people together with different perspectives and beliefs to learn from one
another and to take action on the local issues that matter to them.
In 2019-20 the programme is focused on developing social action to address local environmental issues and local responses to the climate crisis.
As a participant on the Active Citizens programme, you will develop the skills, knowledge and motivation you need to bring about change on a local level as well as have the opportunity to connect with and learn from the work of Active Citizens across the world.
Who is it for? Anyone who is over 18 and wants to bring about positive change in their community.
What do you mean by ‘environmental issues’
This covers a very broad array of issues and responses. For example: community clean ups, community support for those affected by floods, community growing and food production, waste reduction (food, textiles, single use plastic), improving public transport, reducing pollution
protecting green spaces etc.
Cost: Workshops are completely FREE and lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is also funds to cover travels costs for those living on a low income.
Venue: Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge Halifax, HX1 1AF
(Wheelchair accessible venue)
Dates: Saturday November 2 nd , 16 th , 30 th , December 7 th
A final workshop session will be held in the first 2 weeks of January 2020. The date of this workshop will be decided by the group. In addition to this, there will be a final presentation event involving local councils and organisations. This will take place between January 21 st – 23 rd (TBC).
We ask all participants to commit to and attend all five days of the training and the final event
Time: 10am to 3pm
What will the training cover?
The workshops are interactive, participatory, thought provoking and fun!
You will learn practical skills such as project planning and development and will have the chance to explore the different ways you can bring about change.
- Learn about accessing networks, support and funding
- Communication, listening skills, team work and working in diverse groups
- Self-reflection and self awareness
- Explore identity, culture and community