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Campaign strategy for community organisers | 27 & 28 March, Melbourne

Date: 27/03/2020 - 28/03/2020

Campaign strategy for community organisers | 27 & 28 March, Melbourne

Location: Kensington Town Hall, Melbourne 30-34 Bellair Street Kensington, VIC 3031
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

This participatory workshop will equip you with tools and confidence to strategise for social and environmental justice. Our Campaign Strategy workshops equip community campaigners and organisers with a suite of tools to analyse their social and political context, define your objectives, choose the right target and focus, assess political opportunities, and prioritise the most powerful…

Campaign strategy for community organisers | 31 March & 1 April, Sydney

Date: 31/03/2020 - 01/04/2020

Campaign strategy for community organisers | 31 March & 1 April, Sydney

Location: To be confirmed
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

This participatory workshop will equip you with tools and confidence to strategise for social and environmental justice. Our Campaign Strategy workshops equip community campaigners and organisers with a suite of tools to analyse their social and political context, define your objectives, choose the right target and focus, assess political opportunities, and prioritise the most powerful…

Campaign strategy for community organisers | 4 & 5 April, Brisbane

Date: 04/04/2020 - 05/04/2020

Campaign strategy for community organisers | 4 & 5 April, Brisbane

Location: Common Ground, 14 Hope Street, West End
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

This participatory workshop will equip you with tools and confidence to strategise for social and environmental justice. Our Campaign Strategy workshops equip community campaigners and organisers with a suite of tools to analyse their social and political context, define your objectives, choose the right target and focus, assess political opportunities, and prioritise the most powerful…

Civil Resistance workshop | Monday 6 April, Brisbane

Date: 06/04/2020 - 06/04/2020

Civil Resistance workshop | Monday 6 April, Brisbane

Location: Common Ground, 14 Hope Street, West End
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

This participatory workshop will equip you with tools and confidence to strategise for social and environmental justice. You know parliament has failed to deliver justice. You don’t trust corporations but you’re not ready to give up. Between joining the system and burning it down is another way: civil resistance. This workshop from tCA and Pasifika…

Civil Resistance workshop | Sunday 29 March, Melbourne

Date: 29/03/2020 - 29/03/2020

Civil Resistance workshop | Sunday 29 March, Melbourne

Location: Kensington Town Hall 30-34 Bellair St Kensington
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

This participatory workshop will equip you with tools and confidence to strategise for social and environmental justice. You know parliament has failed to deliver justice. You don’t trust corporations but you’re not ready to give up. Between joining the system and burning it down is another way: civil resistance. This workshop from tCA and Pasifika…

Civil Resistance workshop | Thursday 2 April, Sydney

Date: 02/04/2020 - 02/04/2020

Civil Resistance workshop | Thursday 2 April, Sydney

Location: To be confirmed
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

This participatory workshop will equip you with tools and confidence to strategise for social and environmental justice. You know parliament has failed to deliver justice. You don’t trust corporations but you’re not ready to give up. Between joining the system and burning it down is another way: civil resistance. This workshop from tCA and Pasifika…

Deep Democracy training levels 3 & 4 | 5-8 March, Sydney

Date: 05/03/2020 - 08/03/2020

Deep Democracy training levels 3 & 4 | 5-8 March, Sydney

Location: Sydney
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00pm

This four-day course concentrates on: Learning the tools for reflective listening, amplification and polarisation Developing self-awareness through gaining an understanding of the self in relation to the “Rackety Pattern” and “Scripts” The course will provide a context in which participants are able to practice, under supervision, facilitating a check-in, using the steps of Deep Democracy,…

Groupwork Institute of Australia training calendar

Date: 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2020

Groupwork Institute of Australia training calendar

Location: Melbourne
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

The Groupwork Institute of Australia are the collaborative education and training arm of Commonground Training Resources Inc. We have been leaders in facilitation and collaborative management for more than 30 years. Their approach has two levels: Practical skills and processes that are easy to understand and simple to use Building emotional intelligence so these tools can…

OrganiseUs Digital Intensive | 2-6 March, Melbourne

Date: 02/03/2020 - 06/03/2020

OrganiseUs Digital Intensive | 2-6 March, Melbourne

Location: Melbourne
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

Often the biggest challenge facing people working or volunteering towards social change is access to world-class, hands-on training in the skills, tools and tactics to run cut-through campaigns. We bring together the very best digital strategists and offer hands-on training in running smart, engaging and strategic digital campaigns. Scholarships are available through #StopAdani First Nations…

VCOSS training calendar: Our Community

Date: 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2020

VCOSS training calendar: Our Community

Location: Melbourne and other locations in Victoria
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Upcoming training opportunities on grant writing, successful boards, effective meetings, governance, media, online essentials, campaigns that sizzle, and being an effective spokesperson. Our Community has developed a suite of affordable, practical training to help community sector staff, volunteers and supporters keep abreast of their responsibilities and learn how to lift their organisation from ordinary to…

What are people saying about us?

Catherine Delahunty

Catherine Delahunty, Kotare Centre, Aotearoa

This was the most effective movement building workshop I have participated in. It focused the people on breaking the barriers to participation in social movements in a very practical way. They had some excellent participatory processes for defining mobilisation and also some great methods for getting diverse people working together.
2014-04-25T06:04:55+10:00
Catherine Delahunty
This was the most effective movement building workshop I have participated in. It focused the people on breaking the barriers to participation in social movements in a very practical way. They had some excellent participatory processes for defining mobilisation and also some great methods for getting diverse people working together.
Shani Tager

Shani Tager, Friends of the Earth

The fellowship has been really useful in helping me become more disciplined in the strategic planning process and able to clearly communicate why we’re doing what we’re doing. The facilitation team have been fantastic and having theory drawn out from our own experiences and then immediately applied to our campaigns means I’ll be returning to my team with a solid analysis of how we can be more effective.
2014-05-10T21:52:42+10:00
Shani Tager
The fellowship has been really useful in helping me become more disciplined in the strategic planning process and able to clearly communicate why we’re doing what we’re doing. The facilitation team have been fantastic and having theory drawn out from our own experiences and then immediately applied to our campaigns means I’ll be returning to my team with a solid analysis of how we can be more effective.

Claire Van Herpen, Environment Victoria

The Community Organising fellowship provides a positive and nurturing environment in which to learn and apply the practical skills required to effectively mobilise communities to create change. It's a great opportunity to learn from others in the environmental movement and provides space for collaboration and reflection.
2015-03-17T19:26:27+11:00
The Community Organising fellowship provides a positive and nurturing environment in which to learn and apply the practical skills required to effectively mobilise communities to create change. It's a great opportunity to learn from others in the environmental movement and provides space for collaboration and reflection.

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+11:00
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.

Cherry Muddle, Australian Marine Conservation Society

The Community Organising Fellowship has rooted in me a deeper sense of belonging to an intentional, international movement to create the positive changes we wish to see in society, environment, culture and climate. The program delivery is varied, fluid and always interesting. The strengths and highlights for me include learning through shared experience and critical analysis. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed forging strong connections and bonds between fellow organisers, facilitators and guest speakers.
2015-03-17T21:02:16+11:00
The Community Organising Fellowship has rooted in me a deeper sense of belonging to an intentional, international movement to create the positive changes we wish to see in society, environment, culture and climate. The program delivery is varied, fluid and always interesting. The strengths and highlights for me include learning through shared experience and critical analysis. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed forging strong connections and bonds between fellow organisers, facilitators and guest speakers.
Bob Bingaman

Bob Bingaman, Sierra Club National Organizing Director

The fight to protect the environment is a fight of organized people against organized money.  For those in Australia who want to take on and be successful in this fight, the Community Organizing Fellowship provides the opportunity to learn, practice and implement strong grassroots organizing skills.

There is no better place to learn the craft of organizing, then immediately apply those learning to today’s most relevant climate and environmental campaigns, than the Community Organizing Fellowship.  The program is an in-depth immersion into the craft of grassroots organizing.  Going through this program will transform campaigners and how they think about and implement campaigns which build grassroots power to achieve significant environmental victories.
2014-05-29T13:00:49+10:00
Bob Bingaman
The fight to protect the environment is a fight of organized people against organized money.  For those in Australia who want to take on and be successful in this fight, the Community Organizing Fellowship provides the opportunity to learn, practice and implement strong grassroots organizing skills. There is no better place to learn the craft of organizing, then immediately apply those learning to today’s most relevant climate and environmental campaigns, than the Community Organizing Fellowship.  The program is an in-depth immersion into the craft of grassroots organizing.  Going through this program will transform campaigners and how they think about and implement campaigns which build grassroots power to achieve significant environmental victories.

Chloe Aldenhoven, Victorian Lock the Gate Coordinator

A packed program of skills, stories and discussions to figure out how to build the place of community development in our campaigns. So important to draw on the experience and wisdom of past campaigns and seasoned campaigners.  But not only that, an amazing opportunity to learn with and from the cohort of campaigners from across the country who between them have decades of organising experience.  Skills, conversations and connections that are going to be essential to us building a movement to achieve climate justice in Australia.
2015-03-17T19:27:44+11:00
A packed program of skills, stories and discussions to figure out how to build the place of community development in our campaigns. So important to draw on the experience and wisdom of past campaigns and seasoned campaigners.  But not only that, an amazing opportunity to learn with and from the cohort of campaigners from across the country who between them have decades of organising experience.  Skills, conversations and connections that are going to be essential to us building a movement to achieve climate justice in Australia.

Jono La Nauze, FoE Melbourne

Totally awesome working with you guys. Thanks for your patience, commitment, considered and constructive guidance and generously giving so much time and effort. Thank you also for having faith in the process. Working with tCA was easy and a pleasure.
2014-03-30T08:23:37+11:00
Totally awesome working with you guys. Thanks for your patience, commitment, considered and constructive guidance and generously giving so much time and effort. Thank you also for having faith in the process. Working with tCA was easy and a pleasure.
nka

Josey Sharrad, International Fund for Animal Welfare

The Change Agency facilitated our two day intensive strategy workshop to bring together animal welfare and rescue groups from across Australia to set up a National Koala Alliance. James and Taya's facilitation of the workshop was absolutely brilliant and everyone came away with renewed enthusiasm and determination. James' extensive campaigning experience and strategic thinking provided invaluable guidance to this newly- formed alliance and we will continue to tap into his wealth of strategic advice as we go forward to protect koalas. Thank you!

2014-08-18T14:37:24+10:00
nka
The Change Agency facilitated our two day intensive strategy workshop to bring together animal welfare and rescue groups from across Australia to set up a National Koala Alliance. James and Taya's facilitation of the workshop was absolutely brilliant and everyone came away with renewed enthusiasm and determination. James' extensive campaigning experience and strategic thinking provided invaluable guidance to this newly- formed alliance and we will continue to tap into his wealth of strategic advice as we go forward to protect koalas. Thank you!
Meghan and Lilly

Meghan Halverson, Queensland Koala Crusaders

I am so very grateful for the Change Agency’s perspective in helping to coordinate and inspire our group.  The weekend at Wild Mountains to begin to create the foundation of our national koala alliance will certainly be a highlight of 2014. The combination of your amazing resources and the collaborative facilitation helped to provide a cohesive, motivating structure for the path forward and a fresh new approach.
2014-05-06T00:41:31+10:00
Meghan and Lilly
I am so very grateful for the Change Agency’s perspective in helping to coordinate and inspire our group.  The weekend at Wild Mountains to begin to create the foundation of our national koala alliance will certainly be a highlight of 2014. The combination of your amazing resources and the collaborative facilitation helped to provide a cohesive, motivating structure for the path forward and a fresh new approach.