Townsville Foundations Training

Townsville Foundations Training

The Queensland Community Alliance is an Alliance of civil society organisations whose mission is to provide our community with a voice to express our common values and aspirations for a fair and just society.

The Townsville team is working locally to connect across our diversity and address the pressures facing families and communities here in North Queensland.

Foundations training is based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation in over 65 years of successful organising.  These ideas are translated to an Australian context to cover the essentials of community organising and how we implement it here in Queensland, with pockets of place based organising in SEQ, Gladstone and Townsville.

The training is interactive, thoughtful and made for people with all levels of experience. Concepts worked through include power, our roles as public people and what strong organisations look like. As practical as it is theoretical, we teach the tools to start building public relationships and working through the organising cycle to solve problems in our communities.

This training institute will be held in person on two consecutive Saturdays - 20 and 27 July, 2024 and will run from 9am to 4:30pm each day. It is necessary for all attendees to commit to attending all sessions.

  • Day 1: Saturday 20 July, 9am-4:30pm 
  • Day 2: Saturday 27 July, 9am-4:30pm. 

Topics at 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.

Partner organisations are encouraged to send leaders and members to participate. It is an important space to connect with other organisations and to develop skills in community organising.

There is no cost to attend this training.

Organisations interested in exploring partnership with the Alliance are also encouraged to participate and to get a feel for the coalition.

July 20, 2024 at 9:00am - July 27, 2024
Kirwan Uniting Church (TBC)
18 Hinchinbrook Dr
Kirwan, QLD 4817
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