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tactics cards
General News

December 1, 2016

Relational organising and transactional mobilising

How can we maximise the relational potential of tactics that are primarily designed to turn people out for our rallies and other public events? How can we harness the power of shared interests and values when we’re focused on organising events to show numbers? For the Organise conference in Sydney, James and Fee designed and experimented with…

spiral model - action research
General News

April 6, 2016

Learning to design and lead workshops with activists

A few weeks ago, I was invited by the convenor of the 350.org group in Sydney to lead a short workshop with their team. Their campaign to encourage universities and other institutions to divest from fossil fuels is building momentum. They’re actively recruiting and training new leaders, and wanted to build their skills and confidence to design and…

People Power Manual: Campaign Strategy Guide

People Power Manual: Campaign Strategy Guide

By: Jason MacLeod & James Whelan

The Campaign Strategy Guide is the first instalment of the People Power Manual, a resource created for organisers, activist educators and facilitators. Campaign strategy needn’t be mystifying, lonely or stressful. Social movements become more powerful as more people are equipped to analyse their political context, consider paths to change and mindfully plan tactics. This Campaign…

education vs training
General News

February 16, 2015

Education or training? What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Training prepares people to do simple tasks reliably. It’s generally very practical and focuses on the competent completion of tasks. Education develops skills and knowledge. It involves forming and communicating ideas, developing and challenging understandings and learning to conceptualise and solve problems. Community organising and campaigning are not basic skills or competencies that can be learnt through…