New community organising guide launched

December 1, 2016 | By: James Whelan

launching the community organising guide

On Friday 25 November, we officially launched our new Community Organising training guide during the national FWD+Organise conference in Sydney.

Even before the launch, word of mouth (and social media) had generated national and international interest. Already, the Guide is in 16 countries, including the US, UK and Canada, Ireland, Croatia, Belgium, Kenya, Aotearoa and Thailand.

Download for $20AUD or purchase a hard copy for $80AUD (including postage and pdf version).

Our attention turns now to the next two guides in the People Power Manual – training resources for ‘working with groups’ and ‘civil resistance’. Drop us a line if you’ve developed or know of terrific resources on these topics that you’d like to share.


P.S. What a great conference! Congratulations, Centre for Australian Progress, for bringing together this fabulous community of practice – 300 campaigners in the widest range of organisations, hungry for conversations about building power. 

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James Whelan

James Whelan

James is founding co-director of the Change Agency and co-director of the Community Organising Fellowship.

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