Ateliers/C is a new project developed by COCo in partnership with Centraide of Montreal.
This project is created for the sole purpose to offer the opportunity for organizations to get together in a safe space and talk about their challenges, their achievements, and to develop strategies to be better equipped and prepared to serve their communities and members. As we all know, community workers have a lot to do and we want to offer them a place where they feel their voices are being heard and respected.
With the generous collaboration of Centraide of Montreal, we are developping the Ateliers/C project: a serie of inter-connected workshops that will offer a learning space by sharing and connecting with other organizations. Throughout the year, we will put in place short sessions of formation and discussion all about different topic. This will be a great opportunity to share strategies, ideas, and inspirational tools with the rest of the group.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE?
These sharing and connecting moments are free and offered only to the organizations that are being financed by Centraide of Montreal. For every session, COCo will also invite some of our members to participate. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Véronica (email@example.com), the project coordinator.
If you feel the call, here is the list of the next Ateliers/C
- Friday October 13 AM: An initiation to social network analysis
- Friday October 27 AM: Introduction to coaching habilities
- Thursday November 9 AM: Organizational learning, sharing, and strategies
- Friday November 24: To come
- Thursday December 7: To come
The first session: Our Healthy House Tool
The very first Ateliers/C workshop took place on September 29 and was about organizational health. We all experience difficulties with the members of our C.A, or have a hard time communicating with the target people, or getting the right message pass. This first session was all about providing a safe space for people to take a step back and really focus on what are their organization’s strenghts and weaknesses.
In this workshop, COCo presented one of our best tool that we have been sharing with many other organizations. We used the metaphor of a house to really see every facet of the house and what needs to be done. Where do we need to renovate? Where are the best places in the house? Is our house a healthy house or one that is falling apart?
This session allowed the passionate and active members of the community to take a step back and think about how to expand and grow their organization and create a more solid foundation.
Workshop about Visualization and Social Network Analysis
You want to have a greater knowledge about the social environment of your organization? You have to think about creating a solid relationship with potential partners? Your organization has to collaborate with other social agents? Then this “Atelier” is for you!
This workshop will be about networking, how to visualize a better social network for your community, and have a better understanding of partnership, sharing information and participation.
You are invited to view your links with your members and partners with a different lens. The point is to be able to think more collectively than individually.
This workshop is an Initiation to Social Network Analysis (SNA) and will enable you to:
- learn about SNA and how it can be used to have a better understanding of its impact on the development of strategies and collective decision-making.
- deepen your knowledge of your organization’s environment, and where it stands in the social network.
- develop a more solid foundation to create better tools for the advancement of your organization.
The Social Network Analysis allows you to identify key actors in your organization that can help in building a more resilient and collective social environment.
About the trainers:
Francois P. Robert: got a PhD in communication at UQAM University. He has great knowledge about democratic practices and community development.
Vanessa Tremblay-Carter: is finishing in Master’s in Environmental Science at UQAM University. She is interested in environmental health, and social dynamics in network.
They are both members of “Groupe-Reseaux UQAM” (https://groupe-reseaux.uqam.ca/) that is about researching and promoting sharing of knowledge through social network.