Organizing Change Program

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Do you want the skills to unite people around a common goal in your community? Do you want to support those around you in developing their own leadership? Do you want the strategic tools to propel change?

Through comprehensive applied training, this program immerses participants in the fundamental elements of social change organizing in the 21st century. If these are questions you want to be able to answer, then this is the right program for you! Through applied training, this program immerses participants in the fundamental elements of social change organizing in the 21st century. 

This program has 3 different series' offered each year. Below is a summary of the core skills we cover.

This is focused on skills. This program is for:
Those who wish to learn the fundamentals of organizing in order to:

  • Change public policy
  • Develop their neighborhoods
  • Build teams of committed volunteers

Examples

  • Getting a key policy or bill passed
  • Working with your neighbors to make your block look nicer
  • Developing a strong and effective volunteer team

What you’ll learn

  1. Winter Series: Understanding & Influencing Decision Makers (e.g., understanding state and local government, public narrative, issue campaigns, and advocacy)
  2. Spring Series: Changemaking (e.g., organizing, leadership development, activating volunteers, and mobilizing)
  3. Fall Series: Political Education and Personal Growth (e.g., justice and equity, personal growth and learning, understanding oppressive systems, and power analysis)

Program details

This program has 3 different series' offered each year. There is a suggested donation of $50 to $100 to participate in the program, however no one will be turned away based on finances.

Testimonials

Garrison Davis (community organizer) “Network Delaware’s training and coaching gave me the platform and opportunity to learn about my style of leadership, and how it can be used to affect change in the community.”

Britney Gulledge (organizer) “The Organizing Change Training program gave me a chance to sit back and study social activism, before starting a project. So many times, I've had an idea that wasn't fully mapped out and I found myself getting overwhelmed and ultimately giving up. Having the tools to plan, organize, strategize made me more successful in creating a program to help the community become more civic-minded. I also had the help and assistance of those around me to bounce ideas off of, which is unbelievably helpful.”