Benefiting families and communities through personal development
Speaking Up is a range of NOCN-Accredited adult learning courses hosted in community centres across the South West and beyond. Speaking Up courses empower individuals with the personal confidence and skills to make a difference in their own lives, and to engage with their community, speak up and influence decisions that affect them.
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Exeter CVS is now able to provide this acclaimed adult learning programme as a supported delivery package to any organisation with an interest in benefiting its staff or community; find out more >
Speaking Up Learner Presents to Labour Party Leader
In February 2011, Speaking Up learner Katrina Commander gave a presentation to Labour Party leader Ed Milliband and local MP Ben Bradshaw about her personal development through the Speaking Up courses. The presentation was part of a meeting at Wonford Community Centre about the impact of budget cuts on local women.
Speaking Up at a Regional ConferenceTwo Speaking Up learners, Michelle and Maggie, shared their experiences of the course and how it had helped them make a difference in their community at the regional Big Society Conference in Taunton, November 2010. The learners impressed a delegation of over 150 senior representatives from local government voluntary sector organisations with their confident delivery and ongoing community and personal development.
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The positive impact of Speaking Up on the people taking part has been truly incredible. For many of the people I have spoken to who have done the course, it has literally turned round their and often their family’s lives.
Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter