A confident start
We’ve launched our new training catalogue for residents who are, or want to be involved in improving their community. The catalogue includes details of 39 courses which residents can sign up to for free.
Southall resident Jordan Mir is just one of many residents who took part in our free training programme last year. Jordan had been joining in activities for young people at Catalyst for many years. He wanted to get more involved but didn’t feel confident enough.
Jordan said: ‘I was really keen to get involved but felt slightly intimidated when speaking to adults in groups – I just wasn’t used to it’.
But that all changed after Jordan went on our confidence building training. He learned how to effectively present in front of small groups and actively take part in debates. He now has the self-belief to speak confidently to people of all ages and backgrounds.
‘The course had some great tips about how to engage with people. But more importantly, it gave me the practice I needed in a safe and supporting environment’ says Jordan.
Jordan now helps organise events with other Catalyst residents and is looking to join his local residents’ association. He also used his new found skills in his school work – he now takes the lead in class discussions and has improved the way he presents in front of his classmates.
Other course topics include project management, dealing with conflict, welfare reform, presentation skills and housing law.