Our Training for Trainers Programme

Do you want to revolutionise the way you do training, while learning loads about yourself along the way? Then we might just have the thing for you.

For the last two years we have been running a Training for Trainers programme, bringing Nico Amador and Erika Thorne from ‘Training for Change’ over to run three highly successful trainings. These attracted trainers, facilitators and campaigners from across the sector and from many different movements and really did help many of participants to revolutionise the way they do training. 

Here’s what some participants said about the training:

Training for Social Action Trainers was beyond incredible! It gave me the tools and confidence to run much better and more transformative trainings. The organisers carefully select participants to create a nurturing environment where everyone is given the care and attention they need. I highly recommend going on this training – it will absolutely change the way you deliver training for the better!  

“The facilitation of the course is gentle, probing, and creative; the learning is deep, collective and challenging; the facilitators are magicians. I’ve gained so many ideas for designing and facilitating workshops and for working collaboratively, and developed new language, and a world-shifting understanding around power and group dynamics.”

‘Training For Change’, are a group based in the USA who for over 20 years have been training those working for social change. They have led hundreds of workshops and trained thousands of people all over the world. They use an approach called direct education which is all about empowering the group and creating learning spaces where it’s ok to take risks. You can find out loads more about that here.

Today the approach and methodology we use to run Campaign Bootcamp is based off this approach.  We aim to create a space where learning can happen whoever you are and whatever background you come from. We’re pretty confident it works and that our training is better because of it. We’ve been working with Turning The Tide to make these trainings happen and we’re all really excited to have the chance to bring these incredible trainers  to the UK.

Here’s some more things participants have said about the trainings.

“ I’d recommend the course to anyone (and in fact, I do!). The course has quite literally changed my life: I don’t just feel like a better, stronger, more skilled, and more aware facilitator, but a better, stronger, more skilled and more aware friend, colleague, human being. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”

“Training for Change really was life changing for me. It built my confidence as a trainer, taught me about group dynamics and different personality types, and allowed me to really experience the possibility of creating a counter-culture within a training space. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

So if this seems like your thing and you’re excited to revolutionise the way training happens in your group, organisation or workplace then read on for all the details and how you can apply for this years trainings.

Training for Trainers January 2018

In January 2018 we will be running Training for Trainers at two levels. You can take either or both of the trainings in January. To apply you need to fill in this from by 9am Thursday 16th November

Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT)

Course Dates: Thursday 4th January 2018 – Saturday 6th January 2018

Course Times:

  • Thursday 4th January (5.30pm – 8.00pm)
  • Friday 5th January (9.00am – 8.00pm)
  • Saturday 6th January (9.00am – 5pm)

Location: Friends House, Euston, London, NW1 2BJ (This is a fully accessible venue)

The three day­ day ‘Training for Social Action Trainers’ is an intensive training designed for anyone wanting to take their skills to a new level and learn how training can be used more effectively. As a participant, you will gain greater awareness about yourself and your strengths as a facilitator; get a chance to take risks, experiment and refine skills in a safe and supportive environment; learn new tools that are easily adapted, principles of workshop design, skills for working with diversity and a better understanding of how to use experiential education methods effectively.

Advanced Training of Trainers (ADTOT)

Course Dates: Monday 8th January 2018 – Saturday 13th January 2018

Course Times:

  • Monday 8th January (5.30pm – 8.00pm)
  • Tuesday 9th January (9.30am – 8.30pm)
  • Wednesday 10th January (9.30am – 8.30pm)
  • Thursday 11th January  (9.30am – 5.00pm)
  • Friday 12th January (9.30am – 8.00pm)
  • Saturday 13th January (9.30am – 5pm)

Location: Hampstead Meeting House

The six ­day ‘Advanced Training of Trainers’ involves tackling some of training’s biggest challenges – including doing cross­-cultural work, handling conflict and strong emotions, and modifying workshop designs on the fly (which TfC calls ‘emergent design’). This training is only open to people who have already taken the Training for Social Action Trainers workshop. As a participant, you will receive in depth, personal coaching on your goals; prepare for cross-­cultural work, including international training and use more practice time to experiment with new approaches in a supportive setting.

Which Training Is For Me?

For the TSAT we welcome applications from those at any level of training experience. For the ADTOT you must have completed a TSAT to be eligible to attend. This includes the TSAT that runs directly before in Jan 2018, or any of the TSATS that have ran over the last 2 years. Priority for the ADTOT will be given to those who lead trainings more regularly.

How do I apply?

Just head on over and fill in this form by 9am on Thursday 16th November

If you have any questions then you can get in touch with us via hello@campaignbootcamp.org and your email will get to the right person.

The Cost

The cost of these workshops are majority covered by participant fees. To keep it affordable there is a sliding scale and a variety of scholarships available. To ensure we can continue to run workshops like this and that those who need it most get scholarships please pay as much as you/your organisation can. There is a space on the application form to indicate which kind of place you are applying for.

Scholarship Places, which cover the full cost of the fees, are available for both trainings if your organisation is not paying for your place and you are unwaged, unemployed, low income, or because of other responsibilities cannot afford to contribute. The scholarships do not cover travel or accommodation, however if this means you would be unable to take part in the training then please get in touch and we will work with you to try and find a solution.

The costs below are for each individual workshop, if you want to take both just add the two costs together for the full price.

TSAT

The fees cover the training and all meals during training hours. The fees do not cover travel or accommodation which you will need to arrange yourself.

£750

If your organisation is paying for your place and has an income over £1,000,000 or as an individual you can afford to contribute at this rate.

£400

If your organisation is paying for your place and has an income between £400,000 and £1,000,000 or as individual you can afford to contribute at this rate.

£250

 If your organisation is paying for your place and has an income under £400,000 or as individual you can afford to contribute at this rate.

TSAT Scholarship

This covers all fees for the training but does not include travel or accommodation.

£0

If your organisation is not paying for your place and you are unwaged, unemployed, low income, or because of other responsibilities cannot afford to contribute.

ADTOT

The fees cover the training and all meals during training hours. The fees do not cover travel or accommodation which you will need to arrange yourself.

£1000

If your organisation is paying for your place and has an income over £1,000,000 or as an individual you can afford to contribute at this rate.

£700

if your organisation is paying for your place and has an income between £400,000 and £1,000,000 or as individual you can afford to contribute at this rate.

£350

 If your organisation is paying for your place and has an income under £400,000 or as individual you can afford to contribute at this rate.

ADTOT Scholarship

This covers all fees for the training but does not include travel or accommodation.

£0

If your organisation is not paying for your place and you are unwaged, unemployed, low income, or because of other responsibilities cannot afford to contribute.

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