- Mark Parker is a community organiser in the London Borough of Southwark. I am just setting out on the journey toward becoming an effective organiser and this is a place for me to reflect on the experience and what I am learning. I hope you will join in and offer your thoughts, so that we can turn my comments and ideas into a conversation.
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The role of an organiser is to work with people to give them a sense of their own power and capacity for change. It’s to discern how leaders can emerge and to give them every support to pursue their dreams. … Continue reading
Since September, Giles Edwards (@gilesedwards) – a documentary producer with BBC Radio 4 pictured on the masthead above and left recording our first house group – has been following three community organisers who, like me are part of the Locality … Continue reading
A short note to highlight that Newsnight on BBC2 last night ran the story about the training of community organisers. They covered some of our last day at Trafford Hall, followed Perry O’Brien – one of the other London organisers – to … Continue reading
It’s hard to establish a new three day training course for a national programme with high level visibility and for me, RE:generate Trust did an excellent job in trying circumstances. Everyone acknowledged that the main training room was too small. … Continue reading
[Written on Friday 30 Sept, this is the last of three posts whilst on community organising training.] The third day of training started with another reflection from Julia Olsen, one of the founders of RE:generate Trust. She seems to be … Continue reading
[Written on Thursday 29 Sept, this is the second of three posts whilst on community organising training] Today has been the second day of training for the first batch of Locality community organisers. It has provided the main day of … Continue reading