The Change Agency Education and Training Institute is an independent social movement initiative based in Australia with some involvement in international projects. View our profiles here.
What are people saying about us?
Naomi Hodgson, community organiser, NW NSW
Josh Creaser, Frontline Projects Coordinator, 350.org
The Fellowship is a unique combination of ingredients. Time for pause and reflection. Discussion with leading thinkers. Connections to a wide array of campaigns. Guidance from experienced and caring facilitators. Bonds formed with 25 inspiring campaigners from across the country.
These ingredients are brought together with carefully crafted methods. Thought-provoking stories. Challenging questions. Developing crucial skills. Applying new methods and tools. Preparing new plans for real world projects.
The result? Ten days that couldn’t have been better spent for someone that is looking to challenge their assumptions, deepen their understanding of why we organise in communities and feel ready to go forward with greater focus and vigour in their work.
John Hepburn, Outreach Manager, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Leigh Ewbank, Yes2Renewables coordinator
By creating a ‘community of practice’ of organisers, those behind the fellowship have shown strategic leadership. The relationships the program has cultivated (within the cohort and between alumni) will pay dividends.
Nic Clyde, Climate team leader, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Jane Stabb, Community Organiser, Environment Victoria
Chloe Aldenhoven, Victorian Lock the Gate Coordinator
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!
Anna Rose, ASEN Convenor and NUS National Environment Officer 2005
Govind Maksay, MarketForces organiser
In addition to the formal learning, the personal relationships I have formed with other participants and the facilitators will be extremely important to help me become a more effective and confident campaigner. Without hesitation I would recommend the Fellowship to other campaigners.