Movement Building Training

05 Dec 2022 13:30 Lift

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  • The Social Change Agency
  • Lift
    45 White Lion Street
    London, N1 9PW United Kingdom

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  • December 5
  • 13:30 - 16:30
  • Pay-what-you-wish

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Do you want to build large scale movements for change? Our Movement Building Training is back!

This introductory session is designed for organisations and changemakers who want to understand how social movements are built, organised and enabled to take action. This workshop will be useful for anyone who is aspiring to spark or grow a social movement, or wants to understand how to engage existing movements.

The Movement Building Canvas is a practical framework to help you design your movement for maximum impact. Tested with NGOs, voluntary organisations and start-ups, it can be used at any time to explore movement building ideas and develop practical plans.

The workshop will cover:

The founding principles of movements: the purpose, experiences and values that movement members share

The journey of your movement members: how they will engage, their actions, and recognition

The infrastructure of your movement: how to organise, communicate and connect with movements. How to identify the resources that movements need to get going and stay moving.

You will leave with a first draft of your Canvas to use with your team, organisation, or coalition.

The session will give you an opportunity to share experiences and test out ideas with other movement builders in a supportive environment. Spaces are limited and they tend to go quickly – so grab your ticket today!

We travelled over from Northern Ireland to attend this and it has been worth it for our organisation, staff & young people. A fantastic, informative and reflective process that we will use – very practical. – Janene Ware, Bytes Project

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

Thank you for designing a thought-provoking and comprehensive workshop. Your framework, style and expert advice got the best from our group of diverse stakeholders. BeyondMe will certainly benefit from this going forward, and I’m confident each of the attendees took something from it that we can apply in our organisations and roles. – Ambica Jobanputra, BeyondMe

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

Claire Doran is a Senior Social Change Consultant. Claire has 15+ years of peacebuilding experience and specialises in intercultural conflict transformation with a regional focus in the Asia/Pacific region. They have worked on migrant and diasporic organising, documenting the stories of international women peacemakers, interfaith dialogue, community mediation, and design justice. Claire holds an MA in Peace Studies and an undergraduate degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Maisie Palmer’s interests lie in social innovation, education, and supporting community-led movements. Prior to joining our consultancy team, she was National Programme Lead for Education at The Roots Programme where she designed and delivered an exchange programme tackling social division amongst British youth. Maisie founded Mxogyny an online and print publication for marginalised creatives. She has also worked for the Secretary of State for Scotland and the International Criminal Court. Maisie holds an MA in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and studied at Sciences Po, Paris as an Erasmus scholar.


How much does it cost?
Whether your coming from a grassroots movement, a local council, a charitable organisation or for-profit company, we want to ensure these introductory workshops are open to all. That’s why we use a pay-what-you-wish model. Simply enter the amount that you would like to pay when you book your ticket.

Can I bring my team along?
In order to ensure fairness and a diverse range of people, places are limited to up to two people per organisation. Please get in touch if you would like on-site training for larger groups of people.

My organisation is paying for my place, can you send me an invoice?
Yes, when you go through the checkout you’ll have the option to pay by invoice.

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