Our upcoming actions, events and community organising training.

  • Monday, July 12, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    TBC - Logan in Logan, Australia

    Logan Winter Gathering

    You’re invited to the Logan Core Team’s Winter Gathering! 

    We’ve had a break in our work in Logan over the past few months, focusing on the organising effort towards the 2021 Budget Assembly, which saw some massive wins for the communities we organise across Queensland. This included a $2bn investment in renewable energy transmission and storage, and funding for a workplace rights education program for migrant workers. 

    But now it’s time to refocus on the local. 

    Come along to our Winter Gathering to make plans for the rest of the year, including:

    • Building our relational power

    •  Timing a people-powered action

    • Refining our issues. 

    The Logan Jobs for Logan People and the Safe and Connected Communities research action teams have completed dozens of research action meetings with academics, council, and other experts. We’re starting to build our relational power through listening to community leaders, while finalising our research. Come along to get involved! 

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  • Monday, July 19, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    TBC - centrally located in Townsville in Townsville, Australia

    Tonwsville July 2021 Meeting

    Join us for the next meeting towards building a broad based alliance in Townsville. 

    30 community leaders from unions, faith groups and community organisations will get together to share stories and progress conversations towards building a locally led and funded Alliance in Townsville. 

    Our Alliance brings together a diversity of leaders and organisations to act on things that no one organisation can win on their own. 

    We build relational power by taking the time to listen to each other’s stories and understand the perspectives and experiences of others. This radical practise has the power to transform our communities and our region. 

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  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 05:30 PM through August 03, 2021 · 11 rsvps
    Ground Floor, Wesley House in Brisbane, Australia

    Foundations of Community Organising - July 2021

    Foundations of Community Organising:

    The training is based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation in over 65 years of successful organising experience. 

    This training institute will be held in mixed mode from Thursday 29 July, with two online evening sessions and a full day in person. It is necessary for all attendees to commit to attending all sessions. 

    • Thurs, July 29, 5:30-8:30pm (online)
    • Sat, July 31, 9am-5pm (in person at Ground Floor, Wesley House, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, Qld 4000)
    • Tues, August 3, 5:30-8:30pm (online)

    Topics at the 2 Day Foundations training include:

    • Community Organising:  based on the history and tradition of our religious, union and community organisations
    • Relational Organising:  individual relational meetings, listening assemblies, research, negotiation and action
    • Strengthening our Organisations: building a culture that is relational, action oriented and reflective/learning
    • Using Relational Power in the public sphere to take collaborative action on common issues

    There is no cost to attendees who are members of partner organisations in the Alliance, although we ask a $10 donation for lunch on the Saturday.

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  • Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 02:00 PM through November 05, 2021 · 1 rsvp
    Ivory's Rock in Peak Crossing, Australia

    National Training 2021 (Bris)

    What is the National Training?

    The National Training program is a 6-day, residential course for people committed to understanding the craft of community organising – those who want to play a key role in leading the activities of the Alliance, acting as a bridge between our member organisations, or transforming their own organisation.

    The residential course builds a close community of leaders across participating civil society organisations that represent the diversity our communities in Sydney, Queensland and the Hunter.  The 6-Day National Training is also open to those seeding or exploring new Alliances across Australia.

    Leaders are equipped with the tools they need to be more strategic and effective and to build and strengthen their organisations in the process. The course focuses on power, organisations, relationships and leadership.

    This 6 Day National Training will be from 3pm Sunday 31st October to 2pm Friday 5th November 2021.  The training is live-in residential and there are limited spaces. 

    If you wish to attend this program please complete the Expression of Interest form by Friday 15th October 2021.

     

    Cost:

    Partner Organisations: $1,600 (+GST). 

    Non-Partner Organisations: $2,500 (+GST). 

    Cost includes accommodation, meals, and training costs.

     

    Pre-requisites for the 6 Day Training

    - Attended a 2-day Foundations of Community Organising training.
    - Endorsed by a partner organisation or invited by an Alliance organiser in Queensland,  Sydney or the Hunter Valley.

     

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