Organizing for Justice: Essential Skills

Start: Monday, October 04, 202110:30 AM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Thursday, October 07, 2021 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

Host Contact Info: training@midwestacademy.com

Meet this moment with us: sharpen your organizing skills with us in an intimate, interactive online training. (This is NOT a webinar!)

Agenda at a glance:
Over the course of four days, you will:

  • Develop strategic campaigns based on deep power analysis
  • Learn to inject a racial justice & root cause analysis into your organizing
  • Understand how to be more effective in your outreach and recruitment
  • Reflect on your practice

Click here for a PDF of the agenda (opens in new tab)

Timing:

  • 4 day training: October 4-7
  • Daily timing: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time -- including 1 hour break for lunch, plus other breaks throughout. Feel free to snack and do your thing - we are all in this together!
    Note: Day 1/Monday *might* end at 4:15 instead -- the calendar hold will reflect this possibility.
  • Optional Happy/Coffee Hours: October 5, 4:00 Eastern Time & October 7, 10:30 Eastern Time -- we are offering extra chances to connect with your fellow organizers and trainers and do deeper dives into some topics. We urge you to consider joining one of our coffee hours for an informal conversation. These are part of the calendar holds you will receive, but please note that they truly are optional.

Cost:
We are offering a sliding scale for these online trainings because we want them to be accessible to everyone.  

During registration, you will be asked to select your organizational budget. The amount you will be charged is displayed there as well.

After registration, you will receive TWO emails - one automatically from Action Network; one from Midwest Academy with your invoice and a payment link (that one might take a few business days).

Other Details:

  • We will cap each training at 25 people. Expect to participate in discussions in the full group as well as in breakout rooms.
    Because of this, we ask organizations to limit the number of participants in a single training to 3.
  • You'll note 3 optional demographics questions at the end of the registration; if you are registering someone else, do NOT complete these questions.
    (Why are we asking this? As a nonprofit, we, like many of you, receive grant funding; these funding sources often ask basic demographics questions. We will only share aggregate, anonymous responses with funders, and will NEVER include identifying information.)
  • We will use Zoom Meetings for all trainings. You can join by browser, but the App is recommended (we like to annotate and use reactions).
  • Shortly before the training, you will receive an email with some more details - including the Zoom link, final agenda, and a brief participant list (first name, org, role, and state for those who consented).

If you have ANY questions or concerns, or to be added to our waitlist, please reach out to us: training@midwestacademy.com