APPLICATION: Facilitating HOW WE WIN workshops: Training for Trainers
**NOTE: Only a limited number will be accepted for this workshop, so we need to use an application process. We ask that this application be completed by November 15, 2019.
If your application is approved, RCNV will send you a link to REGISTER, to be returned by December 15. If capacity is reached, we will add your name to a waiting list.
Facilitating HOW WE WIN Workshops: Training for Trainers is for the FULL DAY, including a MORNING WORKSHOP · 10:00AM— 1:30PM, lunch, and AFTERNOON Session 2:30- 6:00pm
Participants in the morning workshop interested in learning to facilitate the workshop themselves are invited to apply for an afternoon training-for-trainers.
Because space is limited, we will prioritize people who have read HOW WE WIN, have experience in nonviolent direct action campaigning, and have experience facilitating workshops.
Why a Training for Trainers (T4T)?
George has led the HOW WE WIN workshop over a dozen times in the Midwest and both coasts. Interest in the workshop continued to grow, along with interest in the book it’s based on, "How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning." RCNV stepped in, offering to sponsor a facilitator training so more people can benefit from the workshop.
Suggested donation for the FULL DAY= $35-70 sliding scale. Payment will be requested after applications have been processed.
MORNING SESSION: 10:00 - 1:30: HOW WE WIN- Strategy Workshop
Led by social movement veteran George Lakey
• What makes nonviolent direct action campaigns relevant now?
• How to build stronger campaigns?
• choosing the right target;
• designing a creative campaign;
• avoiding burnout within your group; and
• building a movement of movements to achieve real progressive victories.
• How to build a movement of movements that can deliver really big changes
Expect: experiential activities; small group work; a big picture/affirmation of your own power.
PREPARATION: Workshop participants are encouraged to read "How We Win: A Guide to
Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning" (available at RCNV for $16.39 including tax)
Vegetarian LUNCH: 12:30 - 1:30 (included with Full Day Workshop)
AFTERNOON WORKSHOP · 2:30—6:00 PM
A TRAINING FOR TRAINERS - Facilitating “How We Win” Workshops. Led by George Lakey
PREPARATION: The text for this training will be George’s book Facilitating Group Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2010 - order online on Amazon). Participants in the T4T need to attend the morning session because the dynamics of that workshop will be examined in the afternoon.
About George Lakey:
George has led over 1500 workshops on five continents. He co-founded Training for Change, led it for its first fifteen years, and designed its internationally-known trainings for facilitator. He’s worked with labor unions, high school students, environmentalists, and the Puerto Rican independence movement. He taught conflict studies at universities and
authored ten books on how to bring about change. George is a columnist for the online publication WagingNonviolence.org.
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How did you hear about this program?
I agree to read "How We Win" before arriving at the workshop. (It is also highly recommended that you read George’s book Facilitating Group Learning by then, available on Amazon.)
I’m interested in learning how to facilitate the "How We Win" workshop because:
My background in workshop facilitation includes:
My background in activism and direct action campaigning includes:
Because the "How We Win" Workshop is new, most groups that would be interested have no idea it exists. Most of the opportunities to facilitate will therefore come through trainers “spreading the word” about this new resource and their availability to facilitate it.
Please respond to the following:
I will accept referrals but am not likely to promote workshops.
The groups to which I’m most likely to reach out to sponsor a "How We Win" Workshop are:
(Indicate all that apply) My availability to facilitate will be
(a) in my immediate area
(b) within 200 miles
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