This week, we’re excited to announce that Know You More has partnered with the British Council to deliver their social leadership training programme ‘Active Citizens’.
We will be bringing together 30 people from different backgrounds and perspectives to learn from and share with each other. The participants from across Scotland will be trained in the skills and knowledge needed to affect social change in their communities.
The programme is fully funded and has been delivered to nearly a quarter of a million people across 68 countries. It connects thousands of like-minded people around the World who collectively want to make a fairer and more inclusive society.
Alongside the training, and a key aspect of the programme is each Active Citizen delivering a social action initiative in their community. The focus of initiatives will be tackling the environmental problem of plastic waste. There will be more news to follow but we’re looking forward to partnering with a number experts in the field of plastics and waste.
International Study Visits
The Active Citizens programme also creates opportunities for a number of participants to take part in International Study Visits. Again fully funded, it is the experience of a lifetime to see social action in other cultures and meet up with Active Citizens from across the world.
We’re looking forward to hosting our very own group of international Active Citizens and sharing the incredible social activity here in Scotland.
The impact Active Citizens will deliver:
- An empowered and skilled community of Active Citizens delivering social change across Scotland
- Mulitple social action initiatives that can be systemized and replicated in other communities
- Each initiative to directly benefit 50 people in the local community
- Influence and inspire a further 30 people to start their own initiative
- 1 social initiative going on to become a sustainable social enterprise
- Evaluation and monitoring of the community and environmental impact
About the programme
The Active Citizens programme will run from September 2018 until March 2019 and is an ‘in person’ learning experience. Participants will engage in a series of workshops, have access to a network of industry experts and educators and (in true Know You More style) work with their very own professional coach.
In our experience, individuals and organisations are continually striving to find opportunities to develop:
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Values & Purpose
- Entrepreneurial Thinking
- Confidence and Self Belief
The Active Citizens content and learning journey encapsulate the development of all of these skills. Skills that accelerate performance today and equip people for the future. When you build in the social impact they will create, the CSR story for an organisation and the fact it is fully funded – it is the perfect people development opportunity!
Year of Young People 2018
Know You More exists to equip young people with the skills, confidence and belief to make their impact in the World and we are a proud supporter of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. The initiative has highlighted this generations appetite for social change and their ability to make it happen. We will be committing 50% of places on the Active Citizens programme to 18 to 30-year-olds and creating a diverse, intergenerational community that can champion social action in Scotland.
How do I get involved?
Our landing page is up https://knowyoumore.com/activecitizens/ to learn more and register your interest.
It will shortly be updated with all the details regarding the delivery of the programme.
For any queries, questions or interest in partnering with the initiative, you can also get in touch with Adam Nosal our project leader at firstname.lastname@example.org