To build a powerful, winning movement requires trained and committed organisers who can mobilise Australians around shared values, influence the political process and engage communities to win campaigns.
The Community Organising Fellowship is an exciting initiative that equips community leaders and non-government organisations’ staff with the skills they need to build community power and capacity and influence decision-makers.
From the civil rights movement in the United States to worker rights in Australia, effective organising has been at the heart of countless winning campaigns.
Training is crucial
The Community Organising Fellowship is a significant investment in deepening community organising skills and practices. This Fellowship is intended for campaigners with political experience who have the capacity to develop and implement campaign strategies. It aims to create a cohort of highly skilled and effective organisers.
- Equipping 25 organisers with core skills needed to confidently plan and implement local campaigns on various scales
- Four experiential residential workshops (6-16 March; 8-12 May; 10-14 July & 4-8 September)
- A structured curriculum that covers a wide range of topics
- Mentoring and network support between and after workshops and
- An extensive collection of training materials shared online and the knowledge to bring trainings to your community.
These components empower participants to develop and support community leaders to engage thousands of people in local campaigns. Members of our coordination team and reference group are activist educators and social movement leaders who bring decades of experience to the program. We have a strong facilitation team for the program and will be bringing in specialised speakers and facilitators throughout the four workshops.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED
Applications for the 2018 Fellowship will open in July 2017. For information about the program, email Fee Mozeley. Download our application form and brochure below.
Join a growing network of effective organisers that together will mobilise communities across Australia to move beyond coal and gas.