Date(s) - 22/01/2024
Hay Hall Manor House
The Active Communities Learning Festival has been designed to bring together systems leaders and partners, to share what we have discovered over the last five years of the Birmingham and Solihull Local Delivery Pilot. With six-months of courses, resources and sharing, we hope to disseminate our knowledge and learnings to influence positive change in policies around health inequalities in the West Midlands and across the UK.
We have also made some resolutions for the New Year and revised our courses, with full-day sessions that allow more time for reflection and networking with fellow participants, as well as going into greater detail on practical applications of our learning.
Our new courses are as follows:
- Tackling Barriers to work successfully WITH Communities
o The Active Communities scheme works WITH communities, and this interactive workshop will examine how to do that effectively, while tackling any barriers that may appear. The free course will also look at the values, behaviours and approaches used to create effective engagement and behaviour change.
o Sign up here for 22 January: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/780834556177?aff=oddtdtcreator
- An Introduction to the Active Communities Programme – Values & Practices of the Work
o An interactive workshop introducing Active Communities, and the values and practices that underpinned the work. It will consider ways of working on an individual, community and systemic level, to deliver new outcomes for communities in need.
o Sign up here for 24 January: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/721122836817?aff=oddtdtcreator
- What do we mean by Systems Leadership? How to Influence Systems Change?
o An interactive workshop looking at what Systems Change and Systems Leadership really mean, and how they can be achieved.
o Sign up here for 26 January: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/721147189657?aff=oddtdtcreator
- Measuring and Evaluating Impact in our Community Work
o This interactive workshop will explore tools and techniques, and give you the foundations to tell your own story.
o Sign up here for 5 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/721124491767?aff=oddtdtcreator
- Working with Communities & Shifting the System – Practices & Principles
o This interactive workshop will look at how to work with communities and shift the system as a whole, focusing on how to create effective engagement and behaviour change.
o Sign up here for 21 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/780877294007?aff=oddtdtcreator
- Time to Think: The Thinking Environment
o An introduction to ‘The Thinking Environment’ – a unique and powerful framework, based on the observation that the quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first.
o Sign up here for 6-7 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/721153338047?aff=oddtdtcreator
- Deep Democracy: CoResolve Training
o An introduction to ‘Lewis Deep Democracy’ – a cutting edge facilitation, participative leadership, decision making and conflict transformation methodology that is pragmatic, easily acquired and can be applied into a wide range of situations.
o Sign up here for 1-2 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/773811068737?aff=oddtdtcreator
Don’t hesitate to sign up for the courses that pique your interest! Follow our Eventbrite page to keep up with all our available courses: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-communities-32663546437
To keep up to date with all Learning Festival reflections visit our LinkedIn at: https://bit.ly/3QFCxoB.