Neighbourhood Leaders Training 2024

The opportunity: 

We’ve developed a training programme that will help us come together and gain some of the skills we need to build a better neighbourhood. 

We’re talking about everything from helping your neighbours have conversations with their neighbours, to exploring how local decisions are made, to challenging power and privilege, and building collective visions for new spaces and services.

We’re aiming for this training to provide all the skills you would need to play a leadership role in running a new neighbourhood challenge in 2024.

Who can get involved?

  • People from previous We Walworth Working Groups
  • Local residents and organisations
  • Anyone else who has a stake in Walworth

Training schedule:

Sessions will take place weekly on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm.

Week 1
(6 Feb)
Orientation & introduction (2.5 hours)

Understanding local democracy
(1 hour)
Introducing the training programme, getting to know the group and bringing our skills together.

How does local democracy work? With a focus on council decision making
(13 Feb)
Week 2
(20 Feb)
Methods for mass engagementWhy is engagement important? What is mass engagement? Learn about various engagement methods and test some new skills, including phone banking, street canvassing and door knocking.
Week 3
(27 Feb)
Challenging power and privilege 
(Part 1) 
How does power and privilege affect relationships and local dynamics at an individual and system level? 
Week 4
(5 Mar)
Challenging power & privilege 
(Part 2 – 2 hours)


Conflict resolution in community settings 
(Part 1 – 1.5 hours) 
What power do we each have? How are we received and influenced?

Introduction to conflict. What are the opportunities and tensions that arise with community work?
Week 5
(12 Mar)
Challenging power & privilege 
(Part 2 – 1.5 hours)


Interim reflection 
(2 hours)
How do we deal with conflict as it arises? How do we navigate conflict and negotiate?

What have we learned on this journey so far? What skills and knowledge will we bring into the second half of this training programme?
Week 6
(19 Mar)
Building collective visionsWhat is collective visioning? Why is it important and how could it help us in our local action?
Week 7
(26 Mar)
Session planning & facilitation skillsHow do we approach designing and delivering a workshop about tackling local issues? Plan a session
Week 8
(16 Apr)
Storytelling & public narrative (Part 1)Find out more about how storytelling can support local action and try out some of your new storytelling tools
(23 Apr)
Storytelling & public narrative (Part 2)Find out more about how storytelling can support local action and try out some of your new storytelling tools
Week 10
(30 Apr)
Programme reflectionsWhat have we learned on this journey, individually and collectively? How will we use these new skills in this work? What would we like to do with that learning? 

Will you join us? 

Sign up here using the expression of interest form.

Or if you would like to speak to somebody about it, contact

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