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Programs and Activities

CO Module   

A Three-Day Community Organizing Orientation Module

  1.      OBJECTIVES

  At the end of the three days, the participants should be able to:

   

surface/level-off on their knowledge and experiences on CO
differentiate CO from other community approaches
discuss the processes involved in an issue-based organizing
highlight the importance/role of conflict-confrontation in a CO approach
discuss the basic qualities of an organizer, the oppressor and the oppressed
demonstrate thru a role-play the ten steps in CO

 

11. CONTENTS

   

Patterns and Concepts of Development in the Phil.
Origins of the CO Theory
Assumptions and Principles of CO
Objectives of CO
CO’s analysis of Poverty and Underdevelopment
Problems and Issues in Community Organizing
CO Strengths
Ten Steps in CO
Conflict-Confrontation as a Method of Action
Basic Qualities of a CO/Common Weaknesses of a CO
Characteristics of the Oppressor and the Oppressed

 

111. METHODOLOGY

   Day 1    

      *  Introduction/Expectation Setting/Leveling–off on CO

* Patterns & Concepts of Development in the Phil.

*  Origins of the CO Theory

Assumptions and Principles of CO
Objectives of CO
CO’s Analysis of Poverty and Development
Problems & Issues on CO
CO strengths

   Day 2  

Recap – Which of the topics we discussed yesterday is important to you and why?
Ten steps in CO
Conflict-Confrontation as a Method of Action
Basic Qualities of an Organizer
Characteristics of the Oppressor and the Oppressed

Day 3  - Practicum/Role Playing/Evaluation

  Methodology :  The participants are given one problem each and are asked to

 show thru a role-play one of the CO steps.  Then the co-participants and the

 trainor give their feedback and/or critique the performance. Each problem is

 written on a small sheet of paper and the participants pick it by random.  They are

 given enough time to prepare before they demonstrate in front of the group.  The

 participants act as the community organizer.

 

             This practicum could also serve as your evaluation exercise for the three-day  

orientation.