18-29th May 2019 Ulex Centre, Catalunia
This training of trainers aims to support activist-trainers who want to develop and deliver trainings on sustainable activism and are interested in the approach developed within the Sustaining Resistance project. Through the training we will share experience and offer a range of tools and methods, both personal and collective that can support people to make their activism more effective and sustainable. The training will provide space to design and deliver sessions and receive feedback from peers.
The training will support participants to develop understanding, skills and confidence to design and deliver high quality sustainable activism trainings which:
- explore methods of working effectively with the personal and inner dimension of activism, helping us take better care of ourselves, equipping us to avoid burnout and to better empower ourselves to bring our best to our work.
- offer tools which support more skilful inter-personal work in our groups and networks, supporting personal and organisational wellbeing and effectiveness, as well as enabling ways of organising which exemplify the values we want to realise in the world.
- create a vibrant and supportive temporary community of activists, as a space for deep reflection, analysis, and the sharing of experience of the personal and inter-personal dimensions of our work – and as a space to find nourishment and inspiration.
The course is aimed at activist-trainers with previous facilitation/training experience who are already developing, or want to develop, trainings for sustainable activism. The training is focused towards those involved in direct action, grassroots campaigning and community empowerment, addressing ecological, political and social justice issues. Ideally participants will have participated in a Sustaining Resistance training, or be able to demonstrate a similar level of engagement with the personal and collective aspects of sustainable activism.