Apply now for COF2021

August 27, 2020 | By: James Whelan

COF workshop

Applications are now open for the 2021 Community Organising Fellowship for social and environmental justice campaigners.

The Community Organising Fellowship is Australia’s most intensive training program for experienced campaigners seeking to expand their organising skills and build powerful networks.

The Fellowship is an immersive six-month program that expands participants’ capabilities and resources through practical individual and team-based exercises, case studies and access to guest speakers, peer learning and mentoring.

Over seven years, the Community Organising Fellowship has trained and nurtured a national network of 170 effective organisers who support many of Australia’s high-impact campaigns. COF graduates include organisers and strategists from the climate, environment and union movements, campaigns for Aboriginal self-determination and justice, refugee and asylum seeker campaigns, and many other social movements.

We welcome diversity. Participants have been aged from 19 to 78, from urban and rural communities, grassroots campaigns and big NGOs. What they’ve had in common is a passion to learn and to win, and at least a few years campaign experience.

Applications close 31 October. Join us online 1:30pm Wednesday 9 September for a briefing about COF with the facilitation team and graduates.

Check out tCA’s website for details and to apply.  Let us know if you need extra time to prepare your application or want to discuss our sliding scale of fees and opportunities for partial and full scholarships.

About the Author

James Whelan

James Whelan

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

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