Workshops & Trainings

Are you looking to deepen your own understanding of the climate crisis and strengthen your leadership? Have a particular skill set that you’re looking to develop? Or does your community or volunteer group need support on a particular aspect of your work?

350VT is happy to offer a number of different workshop and training opportunities to support our work for climate justice.  Read below for more information on how to find or host a workshop.

Building Ground Leadership Trainings

350VT seeks to support the development of leaders committed to climate justice. Three times a year, we offer a training called Building Ground to support new leaders in developing their understandings of the core aspects of climate justice and in exploring their own styles of change-making and leadership.  For people who have already completed a Building Ground training, or have demonstrated comparable experience or commitment, we also partner with Training For Change to offer a Training For Social Action Trainers or similar skill deepening program each year.

2018 Workshops & Trainings

Express your interest in any of the below workshops or trainings by emailing katherine@350vt.org
Intersections of Racial and Climate Justice Workshop
March (and available on an on-going basis)
With the support of allied individuals and groups, 350VT is re-vamping it’s workshop on how and why racial justice is integral to the movement for climate justice.  This workshop will be participatory and dive deep into the roots of the climate crisis, supporting participants to think about their own current activism and definitions of justice.
Nonviolence Study Group
Winter/Spring 2018
Are you interested in learning more about the ways that nonviolence is practiced as a part of movement building and transformation work? This multi-week study group will give you the opportunity to read and reflect and prepare to incorporate nonviolence into your activism.  Free and open to all.  Readings, discussion questions, and guidance provided.

High School Workshops

 

Here at 350VT, we believe that youth voices, creativity, perspective, and wisdom must guide the movement for climate justice, and building youth leadership is our priority. In line with this belief, we will be offering high school presentations for the spring term and we would love to join your classroom!

We are partnering with six to eight students at UVM through a service learning course that focuses on providing training and leadership development to college students. These college students will lead our school presentations program this semester and rally students to participate in Youth Lobby Day!

We are able to offer presentations between mid-February and mid-April. While we recommend having 60 to 90 minutes for a workshop, we can adapt our presentation to fit your classroom time as well as your ongoing lesson plans. Read the descriptions of the presentations we offer below and email katherine@350vt.org if you are interested in bringing climate action to your classroom!

1. What Kind of Changemaker Are You?

We incorporate our theory of changemaking, based on Spirit in Action’s “4Rs”, into interactive exercises that allow students to explore what kind of work they are drawn to, where their interests lie, and how they can make change in their school, town, and state!

2. The Science Behind Climate Change

This module will be developed by the group of UVM students and will focus on the science and impacts of climate change and what solutions are popping up around the world to combat the effects of climate change.

Each workshop intends to raise critical consciousness about climate change among young Vermonters. The presentations are interactive, hands-on, and solution-oriented. We hope that these presentations will inspire students to take action in their schools and communities and join the large state-wide Youth Lobby Day on April 12.

 

Past Workshops & Trainings

Take a peak at some of the workshops and trainings we’ve held in the past!

Starhawk_gardenAn Evening with Starhawk: Collaboration, Co-Creation, and Empowerment in the Climate Movement.  Sept. 26th, 6-8.30pm.  Montpelier, VT.  Interactive workshop offers the opportunity to engage in different ways of approaching strategy and collaboration. If you missed the workshop or wish to watch Starhawk’s presentation again, here it is!

 

Building Ground Climate Justice Leader TrainingPeople at building ground training. October 6-8th. Smokey House Center; Danby, VT.  Two-day intensive training on the fundamentals of climate justice.  Designed for folks who are new to the climate movement. Sliding scale tuition and scholarships available.

 

 

 

blanket2Training For Social Action Trainers. October 20-22. 350VT Office; Burlington, VT.  Weekend intensive workshop for developing and strengthening facilitation and leadership skills.  Limited spots available.  Sliding scale tuition and scholarships available.

Request a Workshop!

If you’re looking for a particular workshop or training to support your local 350VT group or other organizing group, please reach out and let us know.  Here’s a list of some of the workshops we are able to offer through our network (and if you’re looking for something that we don’t offer, please let us know – we may know someone who does!).  If you are requesting a workshop, we have a set of guidelines and expectations that we ask the hosting group to commit to.  To find out more about these details, please contact Katherine at katherine@350vt.org.