Our movement building training workshops centre on our Movement Building Canvas. The Canvas is a practical framework to help you, your team or interested stakeholders to design and improve your movement for maximum impact.
The Canvas is designed to help you to get to grips with the essentials of your movement. Who is a part of it, and who could be brought in? What do you stand for? Where are you taking the people who sign up? And what do you need to get going and keep moving?
This short workshop will help you to establish where your movement is, where it is going, and how it can get there. It will help you to create a road map to success and give you the tools to evaluate your progress.
Thank you for a very informative workshop. It was one of the best so far in terms of action learning workshop relating to movement building. The practical application of the canvas was immediately relatable and understandable. – Mila, Grenfell Activist
The Movement Building Canvas is a dynamic model that stimulated rich and engaging discussion about our next steps as a complex and multifaceted organisation. Thank you! – Phoebe, MS Society
The Movement Building Canvas workshop was really inspiring and I left buzzing with so many useful ways to articulate the development of our work and think differently about it to move it on. – Elli Moody, Girlguiding
Meet the trainers
Betsy Dillner: Betsy has over 10 years of campaigning, fundraising and social change experience. She specialises in developing community leadership and understanding, developing, and ultimately challenging systems of power for social change. She has directed successful user-led campaigns from small charities across the Atlantic that have resulted in bans on letting fees for tenants, the preservation of affordable housing and remuneration for victims of the foreclosure crisis. She won 2017 Campaigner of the Year from the Sheila McKechnie Foundation. She is an avid podcast listener and hiker and is a trustee of Generation Rent.
Esther Foreman: Esther has spent over 15 years working in the not for profit, social enterprise and business sectors, running award winning campaigns, supporting enterprise and building teams. She founded the Social Change Agency in 2013 with a desire to combine organising, technology, comms and social enterprise to create a leading non sector-specific agency to improve movement building across the world. Esther is a 2011 Clore Social Fellow, 2012 Winston Churchill Fellow and 2013 SSE Fellow and was recently placed in the top Women in Social Enterprise. She is a Trustee of the National MS Society and the House of St Barnabas.
Sara Bloch: Sara has 5 years’ experience in community organising, event management, and informal education. She has worked on community projects aimed at young people for Noam Masorti Youth, Citizens UK, and The Skip Garden. She has also worked as a facilitator for Diversity Role Models teaching about homophobia in schools, and for The Anne Frank Trust educating communities about all forms of prejudice and discrimination. She strongly believes in the power of community to make the change they want to see. She enjoys bringing people together with her love of cooking and food, and has a business selling homemade pickled vegetables. Sara has a BA in Social Sciences and Religious Studies and Comparative Religion from The University of Manchester.
- Thursday 16 May
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
- Wednesday 19 June
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
- Wednesday 17 July
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Venue: The Ark