The Transition Network will be offering support to Transition Leicester (and other groups around the UK) to make our activities more inclusive. The aim of this is to support us to work in a way that enables people from a wider range of backgrounds to get involved (in terms of social class, core values, working styles, ethnicity and more). The Transition Network’s Diversity Co-ordinator Catrina Pickering is coming over to Leicester to offer two evening workshops to support us to make that happen.
The workshops will also be relevant for people from any other community groups that are interested in broadening the range of people involved in their activities.
Catrina’s introduction to what’s on offer is below. The workshops will take place on the evenings of Wednesday 20th October (6.30pm – 9pm) and Thursday 21st October (7pm-9pm), at a central Leicester location (TBC). (Note: the TL newsletter originally had the wrong days down for the above dates – apologies for any confusion!) Price will either be free, or will involve a small donation to cover venue costs. If you would like to attend, or want to find out more, contact Andrew Reeves on 07848 007786 or at reevesie AT gmail.com.
Do you feel your Transition project or community group could be more inclusive? Thought about collaborating with others in your community but not quite sure how?
This two part workshop will enable you to explore issues around diversity and inclusion. You’ll build on your inner skills of working with people different from yourself. Through the use of inspiring diversity case studies, you’ll develop an understanding of what works and how. You’ll then be guided through an “asset mapping” process that will enable you and your Transition initiative to develop a realistic diversity and inclusion action plan.
This workshop should be seen as the beginnings of a supported process. Enthusiasm and a willingness to integrate these ideas into your existing activities is desirable if not essential!