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1000 Lives training programme

Some of the 1000 Lives training courses and workshops are run by the 1000 Lives team and some are provided by 1000 Lives Partners.

The 2017 programme included two courses which offer a Level 3 qualification from Staffordshire University.



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Speaking Up- Community Champions course

This course is for people who want to volunteer or to speak up about things that are important to them in their community.

It started on Tuesday 25th April 2017 and ran every Tuesday for 5 weeks.

Read more here.


Taking Part – Community Champions course

This course is for people who are already active in their community and want to develop skills as leaders for working with other people and project planning.

This is a 5 day course, which started on the 12th June 2017 every Monday for 4 weeks, with the final class on the 17th July.  Read more here.

Get Talking training

Get Talking is a course to train people in community research skills to do community consultation. There will be free places on the course for 1000 Lives Network members who join the 1000 Lives planning team. We will evaluate the Network using a Get Talking research approach. Full details will follow soon.

The next training workshop

1000 Lives Ambassador Workshop on 20th June 2018

Follow these links to read about past 1000 Lives training

WAVE Goodbye to Loneliness workshop for Community Messengers in April 2018. People were encouraged and supported to have community conversations to help reduce loneliness and suicide in Stoke on Trent.

Iona led a Planning Community Events Workshop in April 2018

The Big Workshop Event was held on Tuesday 19th September at the Bridge Centre. People chose from more than 10 information and training workshops, visited information stands and took part in Networking activities to share ideas and skills. Full details are here.

The Network event on Tuesday 7th June  2016 was a Celebration of Community Learning with a choice of workshops in the morning, presentation of certificates after lunch and a networking session to end the day. Full details are here.

Click this link for full details of the Speaking Up course when we ran it in January 2014.

Click this link for details of the Taking Part  course when we ran it in May 2014

Click here for details of the Community evaluation course 2013

what people loved about the evaluation course

Introduction to Mentoring skills course 2013

Community Champions course 2012

We held a meeting to review the 1000 Lives training from 2012 and 2013. It was on the 21st January at 1.30pm at Changes Wellbeing Centre in Stoke town centre.  1000 Lives Training Review notes

Training Team

Penny Vincent, Adrian Ball and Carmel Murphy are the lead facilitators of the 1000 Lives training team.

If you think you would like to join the training team – to support other learners, to organise the training or to lead a workshop, please let Penny know.

Here is a role description for a 1000 Lives Community Connector volunteer for the training team. Why not take a look and think about it? We would love to hear from you.

Volunteer role description 1000 lives community connector for training