Group Work and Collective action

Key Area Three is about supporting communities to come together and organise effectively,  so that they can collectively achieve their aims and exert influence on decisions that affect them. It concerns the skills and knowledge needed to work with groups of all kinds. It involves bringing people together, enabling them to agree what they want to achieve, and managing conflicts that occur and affect the community. It is about supporting groups to decide how to organise and campaign to get their views heard. It is of relevance to all community development practitioners. This Key Area includes nurturing inclusive leadership roles.

Standard 10: Organise community events and activities

Standard 11: Support communities to effectively manage and address conflict, within and between communities or community groups

Standard 12: Support communities who want to bring about positive social change

Standard 13: Facilitate community leadership