Event Details

This workshop builds on the practice of the Public Narrative workshop - expressing values through story to motivate the heart for change - by unleashing the power (resources and capacity) of a community to affect change important to them through building shared commitments, interdependent leadership structure, creative strategy and action.

Community organising offers an approach to collaboration and change in which people work together to achieve what matters to them. For organisations working with communities, organising offers a people-led approach to change that not only addresses issues important to the community but builds their capacity through leadership development, thus creating the conditions for sustainable change and intergenerational transformation.

We understand many organisations will be wanting to pay via Invoice, please select the payment option 'Bank Transfer' if you are wanting to do so.

At Seed Waikato we try to make all of our events as accessible and affordable as possible, if the cost of this event is a barrier please email kiaora@seedwaikato.nz

Use code twoworkshops at checkout if you're attending both workshops.


08:30 - 08:55
Welcome and Karakia Timatanga
08:55 - 10:10
Mobilising Shared Commitment: Building Relationships
10:10 - 10:30
Intro to Building Leadership Teams
10:30 - 10:45
Morning Tea
10:45 - 11:25
Building Leadership Teams
11:25 - 12:35
Intro to Turning Resources Into Power
12:35 - 13:05
13:05 - 13:45
Turning Resources Into Power
14:00 - 15:15
Tatics and Timelines
15:30 - 15:45
Wrap up and Karakia Whakamutunga


  • Alex Nicholas (Independent Contractor - Community Organising for Wellbeing)

    Alex Nicholas

    Independent Contractor - Community Organising for Wellbeing


    Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua tōku waka

    Ko Whakarongorua tōku maunga

    Ko Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Raukawa, Rarotonga, Mangaia ngā iwi

    Ko Alex Nicholas tōku ingoa

    Born and raised in South Auckland and currently living in Northland, Alex is a leader and collaborator, ambitious about creating transformational change in and through people. She’s invested her time in work that contributes to advancing equitable outcomes for Māori, Pacific and marginalised communities in health and education.

    A career highlight was leading an award-winning community organising campaign to improve Polynesian youth mental health and wellbeing in South Auckland where she trained and worked as lead organiser at Ko Awatea, centre for health innovation and system Improvement. Alex has presented and led community organising training in the UK, USA, Australia and Aotearoa and intrinsically operates within the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi to acknowledge, protect and enhance mana Māori and self-determined wellbeing. While whānau Māori and Pacific are close to Alex’s heart, she is a firm believer that all disenfranchised communities can and must be supported to lead their own solutions to historic, social and health inequities

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Community Organising Workshop
Standard Price NZ$80


4 Te Aroha Street

Te Aroha Street 4
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

If you have any questions please contact Charlotte Mitchell

Contact Organizer

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