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Fossil Free Organisers Weekend Training - Horsham

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Friends of the Earth invites you to our upcoming Fossil Free Organisers training weekend in Horsham on the 15th and 16th July.

This is a great opportunity for campaigners (new or veteran) to look at key skills for community organising and apply them to their own campaigns.

Previous participants said:


  • "I have been on a number of training events about fracking and this was far the best. Engaging, fun, informative, inclusive."
  • "I feel empowered at the end of this weekend. I took strength in knowing that other people are experiencing the same challenges with their group. I leave feeling that I was on the right path, I now have a map to go by."
  • "So much more confident to approach new ideas and new people"


The purpose of the weekend training is to help you embed an Organising approach in your campaign - making it more powerful and successful. With relationships at the core of Organising, it can help you avoid burnout, form unexpected allies, and develop new leaders, skills and resources.

Our aim is that by the end of the training, you will go home:


  1. Understanding the power of personal stories and relationships
  2. Knowing how to engage your communities and networks to find new members, build alliances, and access skills and resources.
  3. Understanding the necessity of diversity and have begun to think about how to diversify your campaigns
  4. Gaining a greater understanding and skill in facilitating meetings and 121’s
  5. Gaining experience with planning campaign strategies and are comfortable with combining different tactics and actions to achieve a campaign aim


Obviously, this is a lot to cover, even over a weekend. But we will do our absolute best to achieve all these objectives! To do this, though, it is important that you plan on attending for the full weekend.

Please bring a shared lunch for both days (refreshments and light snacks will be provided). And please bring a notepad and pen to take notes with.

Spaces are limited and we want a good spread of participants from across the region, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as you can!



We are sorry that we don't have funding to enable us to offer accommodation on the Saturday. However, if this poses a barrier to your attendance, please get in touch with jamie.peters@foe.co.uk. We will try to match accommodation requests with those who can offer a bed on the night of July 15th. Please let us know if you need, or can offer a bedspace when booking.

We really look forward to seeing you there

Phil Burroughs and Brenda Pollack

Friends of the Earth

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