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  • Make it clear that this is the start of a process and not the end. That the real learning process takes place during community campaigns.Set out our goal as moving each group up the pyramid but also bringing party closer to community.
  • Common Principle behind all these forms of organising: equality of voice can overcome inequality of resources.
  • Review Slide
  • Reviewing lessons learned fromstring exercise
  • When we understand someones story we better understand what drives them, what the events were that shaped them, etcWe may not have stories like that but we can all learn more about each other and, by learning build relationships, by building those relationships we become stronger.
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    • 1. Community OrganisingIntroductory Session<br />
    • 2. One thing you have too much of<br />Walthamstow Labour Party<br />One thing you don’t have enough of<br />
    • 3. Agenda<br /><ul><li> Introductions
    • 4. Power
    • 5. Relational Politics
    • 6. Next Steps</li></li></ul><li>About Movement for Change<br />We are the home of community organising in the Labour Movement.<br /><ul><li>develop individuals and institutions.
    • 7. campaign for change.</li></ul>Community organising: helps people discover the capacity and confidence to organise themselves to come together to win change.<br /><ul><li>Culture that puts people first
    • 8. Skills and practices</li></li></ul><li>Community Organising in Walthamstow<br />Relational Politics<br />Leadership<br />Strategy<br />Action & Change<br />
    • 9. Why Bother?<br />More Issues<br />More Change<br />More Supporters<br />More Joining <br />More Joining-in<br />
    • 10. I was angry about…<br />I was recruited by…<br />Why did you join Labour?<br />I knew I was Labour when…<br />I was inspired by…<br />
    • 11. Walthamstow CLP<br />Councillors<br />Officers<br />Members<br />
    • 12. Power<br />Power is the Ability to Act.<br />Power Over<br />Power With <br />Organised People & Organised Money.<br />
    • 13. Campaigning to Build Powerful Labour Parties<br />Accountability<br />Relationships<br />Goals<br />Leadership<br />Issue<br />Action<br />Resources<br />Issue<br />Strategy<br />
    • 14. Understanding Relationships Exercise<br />
    • 15. Two Models of Organising<br /><ul><li> Effectivein short-term
    • 16. Top-down
    • 17. Few leaders
    • 18. Vulnerable to change
    • 19. Long term in focus
    • 20. Built on relationships
    • 21. Many leaders
    • 22. Resilient</li></li></ul><li>Political Stories<br />Illegitimate child, strong mother taught him to read, drunken step-father. <br />Aged 12: Trapped in coal mine after shaft collapsed. <br />I am an agitator. My work has consisted of trying to stir up a divine discontent with wrong.<br />I found in the Christianity of Christ the inspiration which first of all drew me into the movement and has carried me on in it.<br />Animal lover, loved gentle poetry of Burns, loved to play with children.<br />Aged 8: ‘Christian’ baker sacked him. Family went hungry.<br />
    • 23. 1-2-1 Building Public Relationships<br />Why 1-2-1s?<br /><ul><li>Builds relationships & connections
    • 24. Shared understanding
    • 25. Identify Issues
    • 26. Identify Leaders</li></ul>How 1-2-1s? <br /><ul><li> 30-40 minutes
    • 27. Frame the meeting
    • 28. Share stories
    • 29. Next steps</li></li></ul><li>What is Your Story?<br />
    • 30. 1-2-1 Building Public Relationships<br />Why 1-2-1s?<br /><ul><li>Builds relationships & connections
    • 31. Shared understanding
    • 32. Identify Issues
    • 33. Identify Leaders</li></ul>How 1-2-1s? <br /><ul><li> 30-40 minutes
    • 34. Frame the meeting
    • 35. Share stories
    • 36. Next steps - commitment - accountability</li></li></ul><li>What Kind of Commitment?<br /><ul><li>Another 1-2-1 or introduction to others for 1-2-1s
    • 37. House meeting
    • 38. Participating in action</li></li></ul><li>Next Steps <br />Building Power Taking Action<br /> NAME<br />Who are you going to have <br />1-2-1s with?<br />NAME<br />What <br />action will you take?<br />
    • 39. Did you get something out of it?<br />Evaluation<br />Will you follow up with action?<br />