10am-5pm, Wednesday 6 March 2019 in Carlton, Victoria.

A one-day refresher for social movement trainers.

Trainers play an important role in campaigns for social and ecological justice, equipping people to act powerfully together. As we hurtle towards a federal election it’s timely to strengthen and deepen training skills.

Plan to Win invites you to bring along your questions, knotty challenges, and workshop plans for a day of practice, creative problem solving, and sharing with fellow activists.

The workshop will include:

  • Key elements of successful campaign events
  • Activities to tune-up training skills in the lead up to the election
  • Opportunities to practice training delivery with feedback from supportive peers and expert trainers
  • Workshopping challenges relevant to training in a campaign and movement building context

Plan to Win will provide sample workshop plans relevant to election campaigning; field organising; campaign debriefs; and sustaining activism. We also encourage you to bring along your own workshop plans and training materials to practice and share.

This workshop is a great fit for you if:

  • You are a lead organiser, organiser, or action group convenor
  • You are designing and running election campaign events
  • You provide training or facilitation in social movement contexts, or you’d like toTSAG_Circle2

If you are not working directly on an election campaign you will still gain value from this workshop.


Dates: Wednesday 6 March 2019
Time: 10am-5pm
Venue: 60L Building – Ground Floor Training Room
Address: 60 Leicester St, Carlton, Vic, 3053

About the presenters

TSAG_IP+HH_croppedThis workshop is presented by Holly Hammond and India Prior.

Holly is the director of Plan to Win and co-convenor of Plan to Thrive. Over the past thirteen years she has provided training and facilitation services for many of Australia’s campaigning organisations. India Prior is a trainer and facilitator with extensive experience working on election campaigns in organiser and field director roles. She has led multiple trainings to prepare organisers and volunteers for campaign activities. Find out more about Holly and India.

Feedback on past PTW train-the-trainer workshops

  • “I have spent years training and facilitating and been involved in many trainers’ courses but this has been the most engaging and interactive.”
  • “Your preparation and skill in responding to the group and keeping everything so organic was inspiring. I learnt so much from watching you guys.”
  • “It has been the most inspirational weekend. I feel more confident about going back and designing workshops and facilitating them.”
  • “What a wonderful experience! I feel like I’ve run trainings for years without these tools but now I’m much better equipped to train confidently.”

Fees and Inclusions

Fees are on a sliding scale of $140-$420 per person for the full workshop ie $140 for low income individuals and participants from unfunded organisations; $280 for average waged individuals and participants from medium sized organisations; $420 for well waged individuals and participants from larger organisations with a solid financial base. Please self-assess where you fit on this scale, considering your means, privilege and dependents, and factoring in what you would normally expect to pay for a day of training.

Pay the Rent: Free places in this workshop are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If money is a barrier to you participating please let us know in the application survey and we will contact you to discuss. Sponsorship is also appreciated to make reduced fees possible.

Morning and afternoon tea are included and we will cater for the range of special food needs. BYO your own lunch or buy from the nearby Queen Victoria Markets or other shops.

A collection of training resources and further reading will be provided.


Please complete this survey to register by Friday 22 February 2019 (workshop runs on Wednesday 6 March). Earlier registration is encouraged and we will confirm your place in the workshop as soon as possible. No payment at this stage, we’ll issue an invoice when we confirm your registration.

If you have queries about this workshop contact Rachel Deans: rachel (AT) plantowin.net.au

Photographs from PTW’s Training Skills for Action Groups, February 2018 – thanks Glenn Todd!