20 Jul

How to Engage with Community Groups On and Off-Line

Wednesday 20 July 2022,   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Free for all to attend
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This is the first in a series of sessions being hosted by Rosie Carnall and Nisha Kotecha on the topic of working with community groups.

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Rosie and Nisha will introduce a range of ideas to engage with communities through facilitation, story gathering, creative arts and events. They each bring experience from diverse work to support community activities and development. Working with community organisations, funders and individuals all bring their own challenges. These sessions will help to highlight opportunities and unpick potential pitfalls in a practical and down-to-earth way.

What’s the best way in to working with a community? Are there any surefire ways to get people to turn up and join in with a project or event? This session will offer ideas on a range of ways to engage with community groups and encourage their active participation and involvement. Whether you already have a project on the go or are thinking ahead to future plans, join us to think through the practicalities and challenges of working with people in community.

About Nisha Kotecha:

Nisha Kotecha is the founder of Good News Shared, the chair of Action for Happiness Sheffield and works with the Co-op in their community funding programme to deliver support to grassroots community groups.

About Rosie Carnall:

Rosie Carnall is a freelance creative facilitator, an Associate of the Writers Workshop and recently completed a micro-commission with Age-Friendly Sheffield offering Philosophy for Communities sessions in pubs, libraries and galleries. She did a year as the interim CEO with Ignite Imaginations, writes funding bids and is a qualified mediator.

If you have any questions about this session, feel free to contact [email protected]

The session will be hosted online and a zoom link will be shared on the day.

These workshops are being delivered thanks to the support of the Sheffield Culture Consortium and the Freelancer Fund.