The Change Course 2015

change-course-150.jpgPractical skills for advocacy and campaigning 

Are you working on issues in your local community? Would you like to improve your skills to win better campaign outcomes?

This course takes place over one month and is designed to give a broad overview of skills needed to be an effective campaigner.  From community organising, to social media and fundraising, we will give you a great set of tools to take away, increasing your skills, and developing better capacity in the area you work.

The program will be coordinated by experienced campaigner and facilitator Nicola Paris, and will include interactive workshops, experiential learning and feature guest experts who are leaders in their field.

Fill out the application form herechange course 150DEADLINE 15th MAY 2015

What it looks like:

Weekend introduction – May 30th/31st  at Common Ground, Seymour, Victoria

4 weekly evening sessions – These will be conducted on a regular evening to be confirmed (likely Tues-Thurs) 6-8pm in a central city location during June

Final closing full day: Saturday 27th June

Cost: $190 concession/ $250 waged.  Includes all accommodation, venues, resources and catering.

Expressions of interest for sponsorship positions can also be directed to the email below, and payment plans are available. The program is supported by a grant from the Kimberley foundation and the places are heavily subsidised to support participation by grassroots campaigners. Please feel free to contact us with any questions via email nicola@counteract.org.au or phone Phil Evans on 03 9419 8700

Modules covered:

Campaign strategy – Digital & social media  – Community organising  – Sustainable activism – Traditional media – Fundraising – Understanding politics – Working as allies – Facilitation & group dynamics … and  more

Who is it for:  

The course is designed for individuals working on grassroots campaigns who are relatively new to community activism or campaigning, or people with a moderate experience who would like to diversify their skills. We welcome people working in a range of fields – from environment, to human rights, to public transport and social justice campaigns.

Fill out the application form here

This program is supported by Friends of the Earth, CounterAct, Melbourne Campaigners Network, and is funded by the Kimberley Foundation.