Community Action Training
The blended international training programme “Community Action Training” (CAT) aims at developing competences of young social activists in designing movement-based nonviolent campaigns addressing urgent societal challenges.
The program is initiated and delivered by Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC) since 2018. CTC is a Georgian foundation working since 1999. The mission of CTC is “Empowering People for Change”, which expresses its commitment to provide excellence, opportunities and capacity to individuals and groups contributing to democratic, social and economic development in Georgia and in the Region at large.
The course is non-ideological and hands-on for activists that already have a good understanding of social transformation, change processes and nonviolent actions. It will provide the learners with concepts, approaches, models as well as with practices, tools and tips for designing nonviolent campaigns, internal group and movement organizing and collective resilience and security.
The international course is delivered in English Language and is delivered by CTC’s International and Georgian trainers/mentors team.
Key thematic areas addressed by the programme are:
• Nonviolent campaigning: Principles and practices of social transformation and strategic nonviolence
• Internal organising: Structures, leadership, communication and decision-making
• Resilience and security: Wellbeing and collective security frameworks
The blended educational programme is composed of a 4-weeks e-learning course and a 5-days residential course; the programme unfolds over the course of 6 weeks.
• E-learning course: “Reflecting on nonviolent change-making”
• Training course: “Mobilising communities and fostering change – A Training in Social Transformation”
The e-course aims to foster a reflection on practices used by the participants in their activist groups and movements and to assess learning needs in preparation of the training course programme. The residential training course builds upon the e-course and explores principles and practices of strategic nonviolence, movement organising and approaches to collective security. It shall also serve as a space for shaping a networking and support framework within the CAT programme.
The programme`s educational approach is based on non-formal education, peer-to-peer learning, the “Designing Learning for Peace – Peace Education Competence Framework” and the international activist training programme “Community Action Training” (2018-2020).