Workshops & Trainings

Nonviolence Direct Action Trainings

Join 350Vermont for a series of hands-on, interactive workshops on elements of nonviolent direct action – a powerful tool for social change! Through role plays and exercises, we will learn the importance of collective action and its connection to collective liberation, the basics of NVDA (nonviolent direct action) theory, creative tactics for shutting things down to open them up, and legal factors to consider, all with a focus on how to use NVDA strategically within a campaign.

For all those looking to plan impactful actions or move their campaigns to the next level. Especially for those planning actions for the Global Climate Strike Week of Action Sept 20-27th with 350Vermont, Climate Disobedience Center, Extinction Rebellion, and allied groups.

  • Wednesday, July 31, 6-8pm, Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland.  Click here to register.  Co-sponsored by Climate Disobedience Center.
  • Sunday, August 18, 10am-4pm, Bugbee Center, 262 N Main Street, White River Junction.  Click here to register.  Co-sponsored by Climate Disobedience Center and Extinction Rebellion. 
  • Saturday, September 7, 10am-4pm, Fletcher Room in the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington.  Click here to register.  Co-sponsored by Climate Disobedience Center.
  • Friday, September 20, 1:30-5:30 pm, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro.  Click here to register.  Co-sponsored by Climate Disobedience Center and Extinction Rebellion Southern Vermont. 

 

Building Ground Leadership Training

Join 350Vermont for two days of learning, deepening, and skill building for powerful climate justice work. The training focuses on sharing fundamental climate justice frameworks, developing strategies that empower effective leadership, and building skills to get the job done!
Our next Building Ground Leadership Training will be fall 2019… contact trainings@350vt.org to get on the waiting list!

Request a Workshop!

If you’re looking for a particular workshop or training to support your local 350VT group or other organizing group, in addition to those above, please check out the list below. Some of these programs are run by current 350VT staff and others may be run by leaders and volunteers within our broader climate justice community.  Some of them may have special scheduling constraints, space and materials needs, and/or content related financial costs. We can adjust timing and content according to your requirements.

To express interest or learn more please contact trainings@350vt.org.

Climate Justice 101 –  This workshop explores what the intersection of climate change and justice work is – specifically at this moment in the context of Vermont.  

How are Racial Justice and Climate Justice Connected? – This workshop is designed to support individuals and groups to dig into the roots of the climate crisis and explore how and why working for climate justice necessitates the dismantling of racism and white supremacy culture.

350VT’s Theory of Change in Action – This experiential workshop does a deep dive into 350VT’s mission statement and theory of change.

What Kind of Changemaker Are You? –  This workshop is a chance to explore these questions and support each other as we each find our own answers.  

Meeting Facilitation – We’re happy to offer a participatory workshop that gives everyone the opportunity to practice and receive support and coaching as we learn together.

Public Speaking – This workshop offers skills and knowledge to craft your story of climate action and practice sharing that story out loud to encourage other people to take action.

Skills for Creating & Running Effective Campaigns – Pro-tips and frameworks for thinking about long term success, base-building, and actionable goals are offered during this workshop.

Statehouse 101: How to Talk with Your Representatives – This workshop can help answer basic questions and support you as you design your next policy-related strategy.

How to Host a Seriously Awesome Art Build – Great for groups looking to bring in new membership, offer family friendly opportunities, and begin engaging with the reality of the climate crisis from a place of creativity and action.

Solidarity Singing Workshop – This workshop offers the opportunity to learn popular protest and social justice songs. 4 part harmonies and rounds included. No singing experience necessary, just a willingness to learn!

Design Workshop: Climate Solutions for People of the Future Join a fun, interactive workshop in which we will imagine and create inventions to support daily life in the year 2067.

Past Workshops & Trainings

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

Deepening our Nonviolent Resistance – Linda Capato and Sam Corbin joined us for our 2017 Annual Convergence to lead a workshop to think together about how we approach nonviolent resistance as a community. This workshop will provided the 350VT community with a rare opportunity to dig into some of the associations, questions, fears, and hopes we each carry to the work of civil disobedience.

 

 

blanket2Training For Social Action Trainers – Last October we partnered with Migrant Justice to bring trainer from Training for Change to Burlington for a weekend intensive workshop for developing and strengthening facilitation and leadership skills.

 

 

Starhawk_gardenAn Evening with Starhawk: Collaboration, Co-Creation, and Empowerment in the Climate Movement –In September Starhawk led an 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!