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Active Citizens NZ Weekend Course - March 30th-April 1st 2018

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Ellen Melville Centre

Freyberg Place

Auckland City, Auckland 1010

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ACTIVE CITIZENS is a social leadership course from the British Council which promotes intercultural dialogue and social responsibility as key leadership competencies in the 21st century. The course also promotes community-led social development, and positive social enterprise. It motivates peope to take responsibility for their social needs and gives them the knowledge, skills and experience to address them. From asset mapping to personal deep introspection, this course is a proven life changer!

Splice is the delivery partner for Active Citizens in New Zealand. http://www.splice.org.nz/active-citizens

Join the network of over 200 000 Active Citizens trained in over 60 countries Worldwide!

The Active Citizens training comprises four core modules:

Module 1: Me - Identity and culture: Understanding identity and culture is the key to opening minds to new learning and perspectives, changing attitudes, encouraging empathy and creating a stronger sense of social responsibility. It is also critical to problem-solving and building networks.

Module 2: Me and You - Intercultural Dialogue: participants learn methods of dialogue as a tool for building empathy, trust and understanding within and across cultures.

Module 3: Local and Global Community - We together: Participants learn how communities are local, global and interdependent and develop skills in mapping the community from a variety of perspectives - problem identification, systems thinking and power dynamics. These are used to identify appropriate interventions and a network to address them.

Module 4: Social Action/Social Enterprise start-up Planning:Participants focus on planning a social action initiative in their community, considering the process in different levels of detail and complexity. This involves identifying and clarifying their agenda, a specific intervention and how they will deliver it.

“I now have a far better relationship with my community, as I understand them more and what’s best for them. I now play a more active role in the community; attending more social events and important community meetings. I’m more actively involved with the young people in the area and I encourage them to get involved in their community and make a difference. I believe that if you are passionate to help your community then this is the best programme to get involved in.”
- Tahira Zaffar (Taz) is an Active Citizen in Greater Manchester


” The Biggest impact we’ve seen is young people motivated to make a difference in their community and speaking out about their needs and priorities.”
- Mona Hassouna - Development for People and Nature Association (Lebanon)

“It has turned around the mindset of the youth. They no longer ask what community leaders are doing for them but rather they have begun asking the community leaders what they can do for their community.”
- Ahmed K Menyha Active Citizens Uganda

I am rewarded every time I see our new participants go from being nervous and unsure individuals to becoming a close-knit group, who want to make the world better for everyone. I am also rewarded whenever I see the women successfully ‘pull off’ their social action projects.”
- Paula Manley - Women Making a Difference (UK)

“If you approach this programme with an open and respectful mind you will break down all barriers regardless of gender, age, religion or cultural differences. Be prepared to take action after you have gone through the training, and keep the momentum going on to your social action project.” - Marvin Davidson - Active Citizens London

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Active Citizens initial courses in Auckland will:

· Empower participants to make a positive contribution to the development of their local communities by supporting them to deliver social action and helping them to become financially sustainable through social enterprise
· Support and promote citizen led participation in governance issues
· Provide opportunities to build new networks and uncover new perspectives
· Provide cultural leaders with the practical skills, intellectual perspectives and global networks needed to seize new opportunities, strengthen their organisations and deliver a world-class vision.
· Cultivate a shared sense of purpose among participants and foster a sense of optimism about the future
· Build relationships between community leaders in Auckland and the UK, and globally to share learning in addressing common social challenges
· Provide a framework which supports and feeds into other youth development initiatives in New Zealand.
· Equip participants with key life and educational skills
· Help to build trust, understanding and friendship between and within communities in which participants live.
· Help participants develop productive and fulfilling life paths.
· Provide a framework which supports and feeds into other youth development initiatives in NZ.


PLEASE JOIN US!

(the first course date is the previous weekend of March 23rd if you are unable to make this one).


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