Opportunities

Leadership Training Program: Telling Poplar’s Story

31 Oct 2014

Queen Mary, University of London and community organising alliance London Citizens are running a leadership development program for people who live, work, or study in Poplar or the Isle of Dogs. They are looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to participate on this course starting in January 2016.

This is an excellent opportunity for local people looking for employment or career progression to develop their skills in, community engagement, interviews, social media & blogging, team work, story-telling, writing and time management.

Volunteers will be trained in leadership and public action by Queen Mary University, and will receive a Certificate of Accreditation at the end of the project.  Spread over 3 months, volunteers will attend 6 training workshops, and be expected to complete a team project based around listening to people’s stories about what it means to live in Poplar and the Isle of Dogs today.

We want to find out what is good about living here, what concerns exist and how we can act to address them. To do this, a ‘story book’ will be created by participants, and there will be opportunities to enrol on a second project in the following year which looks to take action around the community’s issues.

If you are interested in taking part or want to find out more please contact:
Liam Harney l.e.harney@qmul.ac.uk