Community Organising Online Training Program

Connect with people across the world to learn how to organise communities for sustainable change using tools for online collaboration.​

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Why now? Why online?​

There is  so much chaos in the world, a lot of disconnection, the conventional ways of working have gone out the window and the need to push for change and maintain strong connections remain.

Meanwhile, people are now expected to connect online and support people in the communities they work in, but they lack the experience and tools to work in this new norm of virtual settings.

Our Yard (London) has teamed up with Inside Hub (Cali- Colombia, TelAviv- Israel) and Community CoLab (Bristol UK)  to create this online offer  which will provide you the tools & practices you need to organise for change online and face to face.

Community organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.

When people are organised, communities get heard and power begins to shift creating real change for good.

What is Community Organising?​

Community organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. 

Community organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.

When people are organised, communities get heard and power begins to shift creating real change for good.


What's the structure of the program?​

This program includes a series of introductory and advanced 1 day workshops design by Community Organisers and translated into 4 Units of 2 sessions each lasting 4 hrs for a total of 8 online Community Organising training sessions + 1 Technological welcome session by Inside Hub/ Community CoLab 

Program Intro and Tech Intro to Miro Boards & Zoom:

This program brings together networks of people passionate for community change and grassroots action in the UK, Latin America and Europe so you will get a change to meet, connect, learn and reflect with people from different parts of the world with broad experiences.

There is no baseline knowledge requirement (except basic English, both verbal and written).

If you have already attended the Introduction to Community Organising you don’t need to repeat it, you can join the program from Listening Skills in Community Organising

You will need to  join us on Jan 14th for a whole program check in and tech introduction (Zoom, Miro Boards, Google Suite) unless you are a wiz on those platforms already. 

You will receive on request an e-certificate of attendance upon completion.

Who is this training for?​

This training is designed for:

Community organisations, its leaders and workers, council workers, councillors, young people, youth workers, community engagement workers, activists, community artists, community organisers,  members of the community and anybody anywhere in the world (with moderate spoken and written english) passionate about creating sustainable change in communities.

Community organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.

When people are organised, communities get heard and power begins to shift creating real change for good.

What will you gain?

Beyond connecting with people’s realities from across the world and practicing the use of online tools for collaboration…

​You will learn about:

You will explore:​

Whats the commitment?

When you register to this program you will be committing to:

  • 36 hrs online workshops

  • Practicing your learning in your own time between sessions

  • Taking home reflective and practical homework of up to 15 hrs total

  • Doing some prep work: watching how to videos + completing a tech self assessment task and attending our Tech Introduction (for Zoom & Miro Boards) where you will learn and practice how to use these online platforms for collaboration

  • Making sure you practice in your own time the use of Miro Boards

  • Reading emails with homework instructions between sessions

According to need or privilege

Pay as you feel


 Full Fee+ (You are in a comfortable economical situation and happy to cover your cost and support others with less financial stability to join this training/ or if you work for a large organisation which is paying for your space)


Full Fee – for financially stable participants


Early Bird/ Discounted price-  ( Must register and pay before June 15th, 2021)


Concession (You are experiencing economical hardship and are committed to the full programme) ​(you can pay your concession space in installments if needed) * *limited spaces** ​

If you are experiencing economical hardship in the UK and the concession price is still to much for you, please get in touch so we can do our best to help you be able to participate.

At the end of this program (open to participants worldwide) you will be issued with a certificate of attendance on request.


All sessions will take place on Mondays 1-5 pm BST (Except for the 30th of October which will be  1-5pm GMT)

Program welcome and Tech Intro: 4th of September

Intro To Community Organising:  11th & 18th of September 

Listening Skills For Community Organisers: 25th of September & 2nd of October

Building Power Through Community Organising: 9th and 16th of October 

Action For Change Through Community Organising: 23rd and 30th of October

Registration Process

To register you will need to follow this link or click on any of the SIGN UP NOW buttons which will take you to a Google Form where you will need to respond to and submit our questionnaire.

Following this you will receive an email with a further equalities form to fill in and payment instructions.

Your space will only be reserved once you have processed your full payment and sent a receipt of payment to

Refunds policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your registration after having made a payment, we will refund:

  • 90%  if you cancel on or before the 30th of July 2023

  • 50% If you cancel on or before May 30th 2023

  • No refunds after 30th of July (though you can find someone else to take over your space)


Jose Barco

A Colombian Community Organiser, and Art of Hosting Practitioner. Jose Augusto Barco, is a social entrepreneur based in Bristol, UK and Founder of Community CoLab.

He is passionate about people power, social change and social justice, creating spaces for meaningful participation and collaboration at an organisational and grassroots level.

He understands the complexity of working with diverse groups and communities and his experience includes working with local and national & international organisations as a trainer, group process designer, campaigner and consultant.

Jose is also a founding director of Community Organisers Ltd, a national body supporting the training and development of community organisers in England. ​

His work is influenced by his creative practices, musical roots and permaculture principles.

Paulette Singer

Paulette is a community organiser, Art of Hosting practitioner with 10+ years of experience, a community development research facilitator and permaculture gardener/trainer.

Her frustrations working across the homeless sector led to a desire to connect locally to her community and ultimately to her becoming a Community Organiser.

Paulette believes most systemic and structural issues can be overcome through the power of truly connected and resilient communities ​

Co-founder of Our Yard and Field to Fork workers co-operative Paulette has a keen interest in innovative social businesses and their role within communities to support individual and collective power.


Karime Hassan

Karime is a historian, urban planner & economist, Art of Hosting trainer & tech host based in Colombia. As co-founder of Sentido Comun Associados.

She designs and hosts workshops, events, trainings and programs online & offline which inspire better results in organisations and communities in Latin America and beyond.

Karime has more than 10 years experience in international cooperation and with the public sector working on entrepreneurship support & development, public engagement innovation and has a focus on developing conceptual models and tools kits for engagement, collaboration and action.