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Tenants on the Web: 26th-28th March 2012

It’s all free!

With all the free social networking, blogging and web site design software that is around now, it is vital that tenant groups and panels are in a strong and visible position with web-based information. To help groups achieve this, Make it Happen (MIH) is running a 3 day residential training course called ‘Tenants on the Web’ (TOW) at the National Communities Resource Centre at Trafford Hall from 26th-28th March 2012. The course costs only £15 for social housing tenants in England.

Using this free software, MIH will guide you through the process of developing and designing your own web presence, and you will leave Trafford Hall with a ‘live’ working web presence that you have designed yourself. You will learn skills that you can pass on to others in your group or community, to bring them up to speed in the new web-based world. MIH have been running this course for the past 5 years with some really exciting results! Groups have set up web presence/s using free platforms such as; WordPress, Blogger, Facebook and Twitter.

£500 grant opportunity

Delegates from groups who complete the course can apply for a grant of up to £500. The grant must be used to give your group the chance to disseminate the learning to a wider local audience, or to begin to develop projects related to the course you attended.

Gain a proper qualification!

The TOW course is accredited by the Open College Network, so you get a proper qualification if you complete the course. It’s a great opportunity!

For more information contact:

Dane at Make it Happen. Or, to book a place, contact Claire Lawton at Trafford Hall on 01244 300246 or email her at: MC.Lawton ‘at’ traffordhall.com (insert @ instead of ‘at’).

Amplifying Communities for Resilience

In times such as these, of uncertainy and change, it’s important for communities to develop resilience. This involves a re-examination of community identity, values and practices, says Andrea Saveri in this thought-provoking video presentation she gave for an NLab workshop at De Montfort University. In the video she talks about how community resilience can be achieved through:

  • Regenerative commerce
  • User-centred governance
  • Community-based maker economies

Here are more resources from the NLab workshop:

Download Amplifying Businesses and Communities for Resilience [Powerpoint]

Download Amplifying Businesses and Communities for Resilience SUMMARY [PDF]

Download Are you amplified [PDF]

Are you amplified? [Quiz]