Our second Village Builder training course starts on Tuesday 19th October 2021. The course is all about how to build and enhance your micro-local community – your street, your neighbourhood, your block or whatever you choose. Over six week we will be using the six key elements of a Village In The City to help you see your local place through new eyes, asses what’s already going and the possibilities which may be out there already, and get you started on engaging with your neighbours (to whatever extent you choose).
“The Village Builder course helped me connect my own local experience with ideas from all over the world.” Leah Davcheva, Dragalevtsi, Sofia, Bulgaria
We are hoping for an international group once again, with people from around the world joining together each week to learn, compare notes and support each other. The sessions are on Tuesdays at 6pm-7.30pm UK time, and are recorded so you can catch up if you have to miss some or all of a session. Each week there is a short ‘challenge’ or task for you to connect the learning with your own place. Complete all the challenges and you will get a Village Builder certificate from Village In The City.
“Being a part of this online community was a game changer for me. Mark brought a wealth of experience to the table, which he shared over the six weeks in a systematic and engaging way, bringing out the best in each of us no matter where we happened to be building community.” Lynn Darke, Edinburgh
The sessions are led by Village In The City founder Mark McKergow. Mark is an internationally renowned trainer, facilitator and host, and his work on ‘leading as a host’ and solution-focused practice are in use in organisations, hospitals, schools and public services around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity to join Mark and fellow community builders to explore how we can all make a difference at a micro-local level. Mark is a Village Builder as well, in the West End of Edinburgh in Scotland.
“This seems to me to be all about rediscovering our humanity. The opportunity to share ideas with others, within Mark’s practical framework, does just that.” Roger Duck
Booking is now open for the Autumn 2021 course. There are tickets at full price (£69) for those who can afford it, a concessionary rate of £25 for those less able to pay, and even free tickets can be had for those wanting to join in. There is even a full no-quibble money-back guarantee. Please book as soon as you can – the course starts on Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 6pm UK time.
“A brilliant course… the perfect village builder’s toolkit – thank you!” Gemma Boyd, Hainault, UK