Movement Building Training

11 Oct 2022 09:30 Lift

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

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  • October 11
  • 09:30 - 12:30
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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

Betsy Dillner 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.

Rachel Krengel is an accomplished and seasoned campaigner with a commitment to social justice and equality. As part of various grassroots and community groups she has campaigned on issues including austerity, reproductive justice, renter’s rights and menstrual equity.

She holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of East Anglia and is a great believer in the power of language storytelling in campaigning and movement building, having used her own lived experience to inform campaigns as well as empowering and supporting others to to do the same.

FAQ

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.