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Australasian Facilitators Network Conference | 16-18 October, Stanwell Tops, NSW

Date: 16/10/2017 - 18/10/2017

Australasian Facilitators Network Conference | 16-18 October, Stanwell Tops, NSW

Location: Stanwell Tops, NSW
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

The theme for the Australasian Facilitators Network 2017 conference is Marelin Yarning All Ways.  Marelin is a Dharawal word meaning sacred.  Yarning is about story-telling and/or communication. All Ways refers to global community. We all have sacred communication from our place of origins to share. This conference will look at the aspects of facilitation built on…

Better development: A justice-based approach to social change | 1-3 Nov, Sydney

Date: 01/11/2017 - 03/11/2017

Better development: A justice-based approach to social change | 1-3 Nov, Sydney

Location: Sydney
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00am

A three-day training in leadership for impact, innovation and learning This participatory and engaging training will build your leadership skills and empower you to learn and innovate for sustained impact in your work and career. We will explore themes such as justice, power and participation while developing your analysis of systems and alternative models for change. This training…

Better development: A justice-based approach to social change | 23-25 October, Melbourne

Date: 23/10/2017 - 25/10/2017

Better development: A justice-based approach to social change | 23-25 October, Melbourne

Location: Melbourne
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00am

A three-day training in leadership for impact, innovation and learning This participatory and engaging training will build your leadership skills and empower you to learn and innovate for sustained impact in your work and career. We will explore themes such as justice, power and participation while developing your analysis of systems and alternative models for change. This training…

Changeology method hothouse  | 17-18 October, Melbourne

Date: 17/10/2017 - 18/10/2017

Changeology method hothouse | 17-18 October, Melbourne

Location: Melbourne
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00am

The 2-day master class in making change happen. An enjoyable two days with a wonderful bunch of colleagues from diverse fields who turn out to have an amazing amount in common. You’ll bring along tricky environmental, social or health challenges and leave with well-conceived and imaginative projects ready for their first public outing. Changeology is a…

Common Cause: values and frames that motivate change (various dates and locations in 2017)

Date: 01/01/2017 - 30/12/2017

Common Cause: values and frames that motivate change (various dates and locations in 2017)

Location: Various locations Australia and Aotearoa/NZ
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

Introductory half-day workshop for those new to values and frames-based community engagement. We explore how values and frames work, why they matter, and what a values-based approach to community engagement means for individuals, organisations and movements seeking to create a more just, sustainable and democratic world. Masterclass for those who already have a grasp of…

Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning | 16-21 October, SE Qld

Date: 16/10/2017 - 21/10/2017

Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning | 16-21 October, SE Qld

Location: Crystal Waters, SE Qld
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

Robin Clayfield’s next Australian ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ course will be from 16th to 21st October at Crystal Waters Permaculture Village in SE Qld. It’s for people who want to upskill and build a bigger tool box and greater confidence in creative facilitation and interactive learning methods as teachers, facilitators and group leaders. Full details…

FWD + Progress 2017 | 22-24 November, Sydney

Date: 22/11/2017 - 24/11/2017

FWD + Progress 2017 | 22-24 November, Sydney

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

FWD + Organise 2017 is our chance to dive deep into our areas of expertise – whether we organise or mobilise, or both. Whether we build power face to face or digitally or both.  FWD + Organise is where we come together to share experiences, best practice, case studies and skills. Full details and registration…

Groupwork Institute of Australia 2017 training calendar

Date: 20/02/2017 - 31/12/2017

Groupwork Institute of Australia 2017 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. Our approach has two levels: Practical skills and processes that are easy to understand and simple to use Building emotional intelligence so these tools…

Nonprofit tech for good free webinars (throughout 2017)

Date: 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Nonprofit tech for good free webinars (throughout 2017)

Location: online
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00am

Heather Mansfield presents webinars on how nonprofits can effectively utilize web and email communications, online fundraising tools, and mobile and social media. Thanks to a sponsorship from OnGood, to date more than 40,000 nonprofits worldwide have attended one of her webinars. Full details and registration >

VCOSS 2017 training calendar: Our Community

Date: 01/01/2017 - 30/12/2017

VCOSS 2017 training calendar: Our Community

Location: Melbourne and other locations in Victoria
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00pm

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?

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+00:00
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...
cherry

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+00:00
cherry
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...
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+00:00
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...
kate

Kate Lardner, Doctors for the Environment Australia

During the Fellowship, I have embarked on an enormous learning curve that has resulted not only in exposure to concepts and skills, but knowledge of these things, through application of the teachings with leaders in their fields and the opportunity to be integrated into a real time campaign. I have been challenged creatively and analytically and been given the chance to create the openings and space to make my own opportunities arise.  
2015-03-17T20:53:26+00:00
kate
During the Fellowship, I have embarked on an enormous learning curve that has resulted not only in exposure to concepts and skills, but knowledge of these things, through application of the teachings with leaders in their fields and the opportunity to be integrated into a real time campaign. I have been challenged creatively and analytically and...
jono

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+00:00
jono
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.
Claire O'Rourke

Claire O’Rourke, National Director, Solar Citizens

The fellowship has helped me further develop the skills and strategic thinking necessary to ensure that we deliver sound policy by working in partnership with our supporters and volunteers in communities across Australia.

Organising helps to build relationships and skills both within and between communities and the fellowship follows the same approach. The fellowship is essential for organisations that are working to build power within communities or considering making the leap into this work. 
2015-03-17T21:03:10+00:00
Claire O'Rourke
The fellowship has helped me further develop the skills and strategic thinking necessary to ensure that we deliver sound policy by working in partnership with our supporters and volunteers in communities across Australia. Organising helps to build relationships and skills both within and between communities and the fellowship follows the same approach. The fellowship is...
Alana

Alana West, Quit Coal organiser

The fellowship has equipped me with a deeper understanding of what community organising is, and how it can best be applied. Through my learnings I have been challenged to move from tactics-based campaigning to more strategic, long-term campaigning. I understand better where my campaign and my community fit into the incredible tapestry that is the environment and climate movement in Australia.
2015-03-17T21:00:54+00:00
Alana
The fellowship has equipped me with a deeper understanding of what community organising is, and how it can best be applied. Through my learnings I have been challenged to move from tactics-based campaigning to more strategic, long-term campaigning. I understand better where my campaign and my community fit into the incredible tapestry that is the...
Cate-Faehrmann

Cate Faehrmann, Director, Nature Conservation Council NSW, 2005

We did a two-day workshop with The Change Agency early this year which provided our organisation with some much-needed tools for strategic campaigning and planning. There was nothing but positive feedback from our staff and board members about what they gained from the two days spent with James and Sam. The power mapping exercise was particularly insightful for staff and board members alike and as a result our campaigns are more pro-active - we are seeing results!
2014-03-30T07:51:49+00:00
Cate-Faehrmann
We did a two-day workshop with The Change Agency early this year which provided our organisation with some much-needed tools for strategic campaigning and planning. There was nothing but positive feedback from our staff and board members about what they gained from the two days spent with James and Sam. The power mapping exercise was...
isaac

Isaac Astill, Divestment Campaigner, 350.org Australia

It would take years of fumbling along for me to learn what the Fellowship has taught me in a few short months. I feel more powerful for it, and I’ve walked away with the ongoing skills and relationships I need to build a more powerful movement.
2015-03-17T19:37:41+00:00
isaac
It would take years of fumbling along for me to learn what the Fellowship has taught me in a few short months. I feel more powerful for it, and I’ve walked away with the ongoing skills and relationships I need to build a more powerful movement.
Anna Rose

Anna Rose, ASEN Convenor and NUS National Environment Officer 2005

The Change Agency has contributed enormously to strengthening the student environment movement in Australia and helping us shift to a culture of strategic thinking, planning and reflection on our activism. The training and advice provided by the Change agency over the last twelve months has been invaluable to tens of campus environment collectives and we are already seeing tangible results in real wins in our Campus Clean Energy Camp. Thank you Change Agency!
2014-03-30T07:37:22+00:00
Anna Rose
The Change Agency has contributed enormously to strengthening the student environment movement in Australia and helping us shift to a culture of strategic thinking, planning and reflection on our activism. The training and advice provided by the Change agency over the last twelve months has been invaluable to tens of campus environment collectives and we...