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Social Innovation Learning with Community (SILC)

CESI Innovation Zones, in partnership with Shankill and Colin communities, are developing a Social Innovation Learning with Community (SILC) course.

The course is aimed at building the capacity of community sector professionals on the use of evidence and social innovation.

The course is co-designed with Shankill and Colin to ensure feasibility of the course as well as to enhance buy-in and relevance and create a shared ownership of the process.

• The co-design of this course involves:

Step 1: Consultation across both communities on course design and content involving community professionals – two away days in each Community.

Step 2: Course delivery in Colin and Shankill involving relevant community practitioner - 20 x pilot sessions will be delivered across both communities. Feedback received and course adaptations made accordingly. Wider input from CESI academics will help shape this, and the adaptions will be returned to development groups to finalise.

Step 3: Upscaling - The course will be delivered in wider communities.

Step 1 of this process has been conducted through two away day sessions with communities.

Based on this consultation, a first iteration of the course is currently in development with delivery planned for 2020.