Project partners

Since 2005, we’ve had the privilege to work as facilitators, trainers and researchers with groups including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Childrens Services Leadership Alliance
  • Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities
  • Amnesty International Australia and in East Africa
  • Anvil Hill Alliance
  • Australia Palestine Advocacy Network
  • Australia Tibet Council
  • Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • Australian Koala Alliance
  • Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Australian Marine Conservation Society
  • Australian Services Union
  • Australian Student Environment Network
  • Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation
  • Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition
  • Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre
  • Brisbane Social Forum
  • Centre for Popular Education University of Technology Sydney
  • Climate Action Network Australia
  • Climate Action Summit 2009
  • Community and Public Sector Union
  • Community Organising School – Sydney
  • Community Resource Unit  - Brisbane
  • Community and Public Sector Union – WA branch
  • Community Safeguards Coalition – Queensland
  • Conservation Council of Western Australia
  • Contact Inc
  • Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (Victoria)
  • East Sepik Council of Women – Wewak, Papua New Guinea
  • Ecopolitics Association Australia
  • Education Action Supporting Environment Groups
  • Family Advocacy
  • Freedom and Roam Uganda
  • Friends of the Earth Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, International
  • Friends of Scott Parkin
  • GetUp!
  • Global Education Centre – Wellington, Aotearoa/NZ
  • Greenpeace Australia Pacific  - Australia, Sydney, Melbourne, Suva
  • Green Steps (Monash University)
  • Griffith University Student Services
  • Humanitarian Crisis Hub
  • Illawara Forum | Regional Tenants Resource Centre
  • Instituto de Permacultura é Ecovilas do Cerrado – Brazil
  • Integrated Environmental Education Project – NSW Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Integrated Sustainability Education Partnership Program
  • Islamic Council of Victoria
  • Just Focus – Youth Focus for a Just World, Wellington, Aotearoa/NZ
  • Kotare Trust – Social Change Research and Education Centre, Aotearoa
  • Lumbu Indigenous Community Foundation
  • Maleny Voice
  • Melbourne University Student Union
  • Mittagong Forum
  • Murdoch University Student Guild
  • Murray Lower Darling River Indigenous Nations
  • Nanotechnology Project, Friends of the Earth
  • National Parks Association Victoria and NSW
  • Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales
  • Nonviolence Training Project
  • Now We The People
  • Oxfam
  • Pt’Chang Community Safety Group
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Services Advisory Council
  • Queensland Children’s Services Alliance
  • Queensland Community Arts Network
  • Queensland Conservation Council
  • Queensland Council of Unions
  • Queensland Parents of People with a Disability
  • Queensland Services Union
  • Queensland Youth Environment Council
  • Roberts Evaluation
  • Royal Melbourne Institute Technology Student Union
  • RMIT Community Advocacy Unit
  • Sexual Minorities Uganda
  • Six Degrees
  • Social Action Office
  • South East Queensland Traditional Owners Alliance
  • SpeakOut
  • Starhawk
  • Student Environmental Activist Network
  • Students of Sustainability organisers and participants
  • Stylin’ Up
  • Sustainable Bathurst
  • Sustainable Living Festival
  • Sustainability Educators’ Conference (NSW)
  • Sydney Social Forum
  • The Benevolent Society
  • The Big Switch
  • The Wilderness Society
  • Total Environment Centre
  • Training for Change
  • Transparency International
  • Treaty Resource Centre – Auckland, Aotearoa / New Zealand
  • Unions Western Australia
  • United Nations Youth Association
  • Voiceless
  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • World Vision
  • Youth Earth Symposium

… and thousands of individual organisers representing hundreds of organisations, networks and alliances around Australia and the Pacific.

What are people saying about us?

quitcoal

Peter Callender, Quit Coal



Like many campaigning groups, we are constantly grappling with capacity issues, a lack of funding/resources, burnout and how to best manage volunteers. While it's early days, the fellowship is already having significant flow on effects to the rest of the Quit Coal collective and the lessons we are learning are both effective and reinvigorating!


2014-04-16T22:34:36+00:00
quitcoal
Like many campaigning groups, we are constantly grappling with capacity issues, a lack of funding/resources, burnout and how to best manage volunteers. While it’s early days, the fellowship is already having significant flow on effects to the rest of the Quit Coal collective and the lessons we are learning are both effective and reinvigorating!
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Ben Margetts, Australian Youth Climate Coalition 2007

I wanted to express how grateful I was for the experience to work with Sam and James. It was very special for me to interact with a part of social movements that I feel a lot of affinity with. I also think tCA shows a great example of 'best practice' in regard to organisational interactions. We at the AYCC have benefited immensely from working with you not just in your capacity as trainers, and the learning that was facilitated, but also with tCA as an organisation.
2014-03-30T07:33:22+00:00
ben_fb
I wanted to express how grateful I was for the experience to work with Sam and James. It was very special for me to interact with a part of social movements that I feel a lot of affinity with. I also think tCA shows a great example of ‘best practice’ in regard to organisational interactions....
Six Degrees

Sam Robb, Six Degrees

When I’m amongst passionate and talented people, I always feel like our movement can be powerful. But after the last 10 days, I not only feel we can be powerful, I know we can. I know how we can be and that is a unique and invaluable gift. The quality and consideration of the facilitation and subject matter was astonishing, and there was a group wide acknowledgement of both an immense privilege of being a part of the cohort and a resounding responsibility to use and share what we felt and learnt.
2014-05-23T17:11:47+00:00
Six Degrees
When I’m amongst passionate and talented people, I always feel like our movement can be powerful. But after the last 10 days, I not only feel we can be powerful, I know we can. I know how we can be and that is a unique and invaluable gift. The quality and consideration of the facilitation...
dave & gemma

Dave Muhly, Sierra Club

What began at Pittwater as a collection of skilled campaigners became a cadre of skilled organizers by the final day at Baden Powell. On Sunday evening as we gathered, I overheard one participant chatting with another at a picnic table and heard, "challenge, choice, outcome" as part of her conversation. Another commented at the final circle at how what had seemed like such a large group at Pittwater now seemed like a much smaller group, reflective of how closely this group had bonded as a team despite their vast differences in geography or organizational size or style, but based on a common goal and identity. Concepts like "building teams" and "building relationships" were part of the normal parlance and just a cursory review of the evaluations to date show an increased appreciation for and attention to leadership development and strategic planning. A number of participants reminded me of my off-the-cuff set of definitions about the differences between mobilizing, campaigning and community organising (focusing on local power), and one told me she has it on the wall of her office to inspire her every day. This has been the successful launch of an ambitious and visionary program. Many thanks to James and Kate for their vision, wisdom, and care in developing and nurturing the curriculum and the cohort. Kudos!

2014-09-15T10:27:41+00:00
dave & gemma
What began at Pittwater as a collection of skilled campaigners became a cadre of skilled organizers by the final day at Baden Powell. On Sunday evening as we gathered, I overheard one participant chatting with another at a picnic table and heard, “challenge, choice, outcome” as part of her conversation. Another commented at the final...
toniwalkington

Toni Walkington, Secretary, Community Public Sector Union, WA

The Change Agency Campaign Workshop in Perth was a tremendous opportunity to learn skills and techniques to assist our campaigning work. I came away with a set of skills and techniques that are easily applied to our work. We often tackle big issues and are up against well resourced opponents. The tools I learnt at the campaign workshop means developing our campaign strategies is easier and we work in a structured way with clear objectives. Since participating in the workshop I have used many of the tools, particularly the critical path analysis – it’s really made a great difference!
2014-03-30T07:45:45+00:00
toniwalkington
The Change Agency Campaign Workshop in Perth was a tremendous opportunity to learn skills and techniques to assist our campaigning work. I came away with a set of skills and techniques that are easily applied to our work. We often tackle big issues and are up against well resourced opponents. The tools I learnt at...
Peter Archer

Peter Archer, World Vision

I have shared with my friends and family that this workshop was the most valuable training I have done. It came at a time when I had become aware of my passion for grassroots activism. The follow-up support equipped me quickly and powerfully to put my learning into practice and age my confidence a huge boost.
2014-03-30T08:11:05+00:00
Peter Archer
I have shared with my friends and family that this workshop was the most valuable training I have done. It came at a time when I had become aware of my passion for grassroots activism. The follow-up support equipped me quickly and powerfully to put my learning into practice and age my confidence a huge...
chrishenderson

Chris Henderson, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

I want to seriously thank you for the huge contribution I believe you're contributing to the peace/activist community, not only in Brisbane but also nationally and undoubtedly beyond. Profound. For starters, the resources on your website, they are so good and I'll continue to use them with our WILPF branch, and to spread info about them more widely. For WILPF Qld, the MAP workshop and resources have seriously contributed to the transformation of our branch, helping to focus and get into action in relation to the nuclear cycle, in conjunction with many other organisations that have joined the Qld Nuclear Free Alliance. And maybe will have effect way beyond that.
2014-03-30T07:44:52+00:00
chrishenderson
I want to seriously thank you for the huge contribution I believe you’re contributing to the peace/activist community, not only in Brisbane but also nationally and undoubtedly beyond. Profound. For starters, the resources on your website, they are so good and I’ll continue to use them with our WILPF branch, and to spread info about...
Stu Bowen

Stu Bowen, Environmental Manager (Australia & New Zealand) Patagonia International Inc.

James has helped me better appreciate my unique set of values and understand what inspires me to action, which is a great tool to recognise other stakeholder’s values and what motivates them to action. This growth allows me to communicate far more effectively with all my stakeholders, so we can all achieve greater positive environmental and social change.

 
2015-04-29T18:23:01+00:00
Stu Bowen
James has helped me better appreciate my unique set of values and understand what inspires me to action, which is a great tool to recognise other stakeholder’s values and what motivates them to action. This growth allows me to communicate far more effectively with all my stakeholders, so we can all achieve greater positive environmental...
Naomi Hodgson

Naomi Hodgson, community organiser, NW NSW

I can emphatically endorse the value of this time to build skills and awareness in strategic thinking and in specific and practical community organising tools. I am sure that with concerted application of the course content I will become a significantly more confident and effective organiser. Furthermore, the value of the relationships that have been forged among the cohort offer great potential for future collaboration and support to help build a more coordinated, cooperative and powerful environment movement in Australia.
2015-03-17T20:49:16+00:00
Naomi Hodgson
I can emphatically endorse the value of this time to build skills and awareness in strategic thinking and in specific and practical community organising tools. I am sure that with concerted application of the course content I will become a significantly more confident and effective organiser. Furthermore, the value of the relationships that have been...
Jane Stabb

Jane Stabb, Community Organiser, Environment Victoria

The Community Organising Fellowship workshop was extraordinarily impactful for me. I had a chance to investigate the theory behind effective organising and campaigning tools that I can use in my practice every day but very rarely interrogate or reflect on.  I found new frameworks and structures that will improve my practice so much. I had the space and place to interrogate my campaign with the assistance of masters!  And I was given the opportunity to build relationships with leaders in my field, to be supported in my thinking by them and to support them by sharing our practice and experiences... 100% pure gold.
2014-05-23T16:45:53+00:00
Jane Stabb
The Community Organising Fellowship workshop was extraordinarily impactful for me. I had a chance to investigate the theory behind effective organising and campaigning tools that I can use in my practice every day but very rarely interrogate or reflect on.  I found new frameworks and structures that will improve my practice so much. I had...