Theories of Change

25 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Organising to Win

Organising to Win is a training course for organisers delivered over two weekend workshops and one midpoint evening session.  An accessible training course for organisers in a range of social movements. Organising to Win will equip you with foundational knowledge and skills and a supportive network. Organising is being increasingly embraced by many groups working for […]

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26 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

Enrolments are open for the 2016 Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy – Australia’s most comprehensive social change qualification. This is an excellent opportunity for change agents to deepen their skills and knowledge through a unique accredited course. The Graduate Certificate draws on the latest knowledge about effective campaigning as well as established theoretical frameworks for understanding […]

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01 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Time to move the rock

Holly Hammond and Sam La Rocca presented a workshop at Progress 2015, along with a video presentation from Daniel Hunter. The workshop explored Daniel’s metaphor ‘politicians are like a balloon tied to a rock’. This article from Holly and Sam captures the ideas shared in the workshop as a contribution to further discussion amongst campaigners […]

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08 May 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Moving The Rock: Shifting Power for Sustained Change

On 7 May Holly Hammond and Sam La Rocca presented a workshop at Progress 2015, featuring Daniel Hunter via a video presentation. The workshop was very well attended (150 plus folks – thanks for coming out!) and the discussion, though brief, was rich. Here’s some background on the ‘moving the rock’ concept. Please share this […]

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27 November 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

Enrolments are open for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy – Australia’s most comprehensive social change qualification. This is an excellent opportunity for change agents to deepen their skills and knowledge through a unique accredited course. The Graduate Certificate draws on the latest knowledge about effective campaigning as well as established theoretical frameworks for understanding […]

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26 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Funny Activism

“Humour is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule.” Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals In January I was asked by New Tactics in Human Rights to be a conversation leader in their international online dialogue ‘Using Humour to Expose the Ridiculous’. Many excellent tactics and stories […]

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21 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Theories of Change

Our last Melbourne Campaigners’ Network was on Theories of Change, ably facilitated by Naomi Blackburn. The topic was a great discussion starter, very relevant to anybody seeking to make change in the world. It was especially good to see folks from a mix of backgrounds and social movements engaging in the material – lots of […]

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07 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Review: The Activists’ Handbook

Aidan Ricketts was in town last week to launch his new book The Activists’ Handbook. The launch was hosted by the Wilderness Society at Kindness House and included a presentation by Aidan on the fast growing and impressive movement to stop coal-seam gas. For those of you who missed it, here are some of my […]

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16 April 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Frameworks for Winning Change

Lately I’ve been thinking about frameworks for social change, and I’ve been intending to write about them here for some time. As always, it pays to start with research – and I see the good folks from Training for Change have already put together information on three models, by Martin Luther King, Jr, George Lakey, […]

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