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Tom Allen (up-to-date): https://geecologist.org/2021/03/progressive-training-materials/
Tom Baker (2019) https://thoughtfulcampaigner.org/2019/01/02/updated-list-of-training-for-uk-campaigners/
Natasha Adams (2019) https://thinkingdoingchanging.com/2019/02/25/training-for-campaigners-activists-in-the-uk-whats-on-offer/
Social Movement Technologies
SMT does extensive campaigner training. Free training series underway that folks can sign up for through here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DigitalCampaignSupport And there’s an info session coming up in a couple of weeks about extensive training. Registration starts then. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrc-ytqTIoGNE75FkzN-RTvn-YXhgHEPgJ Also SMT will shortly be announcing a call for collaboration with subsidized campaigning coaching support for organizing networks. We’ll explain that in the session above.
Has training specifically geared towards Asia: https://socialmovementtechnologies.org/people-power-justice-asia/
Sheila McKechnie Foundation
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is running a Campaign Carousel – a series of 3 hour online workshops that include the essential building blocks to drive social change. This blog by Kathleen Christie, SMK’s course director, gives you a good flavour of what it’s all about. SMK also runs bespoke campaign training sessions for organisations which are run by SMK Associates.
Organising for Change
We offer a core three day ‘Organising for Change’ training for campaigners from grassroots groups and NGOs which focuses on:
- Seeding the open, inclusive and liberatory culture we want to see in the world
2. The basics of organising
- Putting organising at the heart of campaigns for change
Organising for Change
Ella Baker School of Organising
Our training events take place regularly across the country (UK). Even better all of our materials are ready for you to download and deliver yourself.
The annual Campaigning Forum event , currently scheduled for Sep. 27-29 in Oxford – see http://fairsay.com/ecf2021?s=ecfs (details will be updated soon now that the UK covid situation is getting clearer)
Duane: I have run an digital campaigning course online for the last decade – it needs updating but the principles haven’t changed
I developed an in-house campaigning (not digital campaigning) course for internal use at a large animal welfare group and it is available worldwide to their thousands of staff. I also have a campaigning planning course online that also needs updating
At more onion we offer in-person (when possible) and online standard and tailored trainings for campaigners. We can cover all aspects of mobilisation from writing emails to supporter recruitment. You may find this case study interesting of a training programme we delivered for the fantastic team at Possible. We also partner with Sheila McKechnie Foundation to deliver their Digital Campaigning workshop which is next running on 13 May.
Depending on what you’re campaigning, this might not be applicable. However, Climate Outreach has some great resources available which will have transferable suggestions across various topics including farming.
Britain Talks Climate
Climate Engagement Lab
Youth Narrative and Voice
Also, Climate Literacy Project is a great for campaigners too that provides an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis
89up we’re rebooting our training this year, after a pause last year. Our first session will be on Engaging Influencers in June (date tbc). If anyone is interested, send us an email and we’ll let you know details in due course: email@example.com
We run a variety of training, from our flagship Bootcamp residential programmes, to local community training events.
Get in touch and we can set a call up: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Westminster
Our MA Media, Campaigning and Social Change at the University of Westminster, listed on Tom’s and on Natasha’s lists, is alive and well! After a year delivering online, we’re planning for blended delivery in 21/22, starting September 2021. The course includes working on live social justice issues and students can tailor their work round the issues that interest them. As well as the full MA, we also offer a shorter Post Grad Certificate option which comprises the three core modules of the MA. It’s a cost effective way to explore campaigning in depth, if you’re looking for more than a one or two day training course. Plus, scholarships applications