General Overview of the Course
Every day of the training starts with a centering moment that is led by participants from different cultures. We employ energizing activities that are led by participants as well. Energizers might be music, movement, or a silly game; it all depends on the group and individuals who volunteer on the day to lead. Of note, religious institutions have the responsibility and potential to be a catalyst for social change. Community Transformation reaches its fullest potential when critical thinking about social structures and spirituality link together to motivate participants and community members for change.
Global Ubuntu founder, Sumaya Karimi, has co-taught the Community Transformation course with Dr. Stanley Foster at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health for five years. Below you will find a sample schedule for the course.
Day One: Participants watch and experience a trust building and reflective exercise or problem posing. An exercise featuring a "code" is facilitated to bring people together to bond and have a dialogue around social issues.
Day Two: Participants learn how to listen for the general theme, analyze general themes, create a code, write learning objectives, and develop a question and process.
Day Three: Participants work in groups of three or four to create an exercise and prepare to facilitate.
Days Four and Five: Participants become facilitators and lead the rest of the class through the exercises they have designed.
The next Community Transformation Course is scheduled for January 2020 in Atlanta, GA. However, we are able to bring this course to your organization or group. If you are interested in this training, please contact us for additional information.