San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Friends of the Earth would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming Frack Free Organisers training weekend on the 29 and 30 April at CPRE/ Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust's Victoria Hall in Sheffield!
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:
- Understanding the power of personal stories and relationships
- Knowing how to engage your communities and networks to find new members, build alliances, and access skills and resources.
- Understanding the necessity of diversity and have begun to think about how to diversify your campaigns
- Gaining a greater understanding and skill in facilitating meetings and 121’s
- 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. You can see our tentative agenda for the day below.
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.
Accommodation and travel are not included and you will need to make arrangements yourself. However, if this poses a barrier to your attendance, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Draft Agenda (Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions by emailing email@example.com. We definitely want to hear your ideas and will take your considerations into account. However, there are a number of different factors, and so while we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that your suggestions will translate into changes. Please keep in mind that networking is built into the whole training.)
Sessions to be covered on Day 1 (Saturday 29 April): Arrive at 09.30 for a 10.00 start. Day ends at 16.30
- Building Rapport
- Intro to Campaign Planning
- Community Mapping
- Marginalisation and Oppression
- Building Community and Representing Community
Sessions to be covered on Day 2 (Sunday 30 April): Arrive at 10.00 for 10.00 start. Day ends at 16.30
- Teamwork and Facilitation
- Building Powerful Personal Relationships
- Power Mapping
- Campaign Planning
- Action and Turnout
- Sustainable Activism/ and Burnout
We really look forward to seeing you on the 29 and 30 April!