Updated – May 2021
I got lots of positive feedback on the list of training for UK based campaigners, so I’ve updated the list to include some new courses or more information where it’s available, and struck through those that I don’t think are happening any more.
A few things to note;
- Information is taken from the website of the organisers and I’ve focused on training that’s specific to campaigners/change makers.
- The comments are based on my experience attending, what others who’ve gone along have told me or what I can tell from the website.
- I’m happy to add in other relevant courses or training – the focus is on training for campaigners, so please do use the comments below to make suggestions, or contact me on Twitter to update on the information I’ve provided.
- For training that don’t appear to be running in 2021 I’ve struck through, but do get in touch with the organisers to confirm that’s the case.
There are lots of ways to learn how to be a great campaigner – formal training or conference can be a useful way to pick up new skills, dive into understanding strategy or make more connections, but if you’re not someone who enjoys training I’ve made some suggestions here of what else you can do, and a syllabus if you’re newer to campaigning.
And finally, I’ve found inviting other campaigners in to share with my team a really great way of learning so why not reach out to campaigners who’s impressed you, and shameless plug – I’m always happy to share what I’ve been learning at Save the Children.
For full disclosure, I helped to found Campaign Bootcamp (and still serve on the board) and worked at Bond when they designed the latest training content.