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Sydney Two-Day Community Organising Training August 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 08:30 AM · 23 rsvps
Wilderness Society, Sydney in Sydney, Australia

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Wilderness Society supporters are invited to attend our two-day Fundamentals of Community Organising training course. Training is free for Wilderness Society supporters and will teach you the core skills of community organising. You'll have the opportunity after the training to work on Wilderness Society campaigns, join a local organising team and to take the skills you learn to work with your local community on issues you care about.

Background

Our training program is a key part of our new community organising strategy. Our many successes over the last 40 years have shown that the best way to protect nature for future generations is to demonstrate visible public support, not only for the protection of nature in Australia, but care for the climate globally.

We are returning to our people-power roots and investing in our greatest strength: our ability to inspire and empower people to create change. Community organising is the primary source of our power and will help us win campaigns, but it is much more than this. It involves empowering, training and supporting leaders to activate their communities, build effective teams and create solutions to achieve our shared vision of a society that is deeply connected to nature and seeks to protect our natural world.

The course

This course will provide you with the fundamentals of community organising including:

  • theory and frameworks,
  • relational organising skills,
  • using personal narrative,
  • cutting an issue and making a plan, and
  • core organising skills including running effective house parties.

Through this training, you will be well equipped to work with the Wilderness Society on our current campaigns and community organising program, as well as work with your local community or organisations to take effective action on the issues you really care about.

You can see the full agenda here: two-day community organising training agenda

This course is free for Wilderness Society supporters and catering will be provided. Please ensure you let us know if you have any dietary requirements, mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration.

The training will be held in a venue close to Sydney Central Station.The exact location will be provided closer to the event.


Melbourne - Community Organising Training

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 08:45 AM · 20 rsvps
Kathleen Syme Centre in Melbourne, Australia

We are excited to offer our new Community Organising Training course - Movement for Life -  to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters. 

When was the last time you did something bold and different in the pursuit of growth and learning? Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!   

Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia.  

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This two day introductory course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising skills
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams & volunteer management 

This training will set you up well for the rest of 2017 - it's an exciting year and we are looking forward to winning our campaigns together with you!

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This course is free. Please ensure you let us know if you have mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration. 

Saturday 19th August, 9am to 5pm and Sunday 20th August, 9am to 3.30pm 

See you there!


Perth - Community Organising Training August 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 09:00 AM · 20 rsvps
City West Lotteries house in West Perth, Australia

We are excited to offer our new Community Organising Training course - Movement for Life -  to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters. 

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Saturday August 19 9am to 5pm & Sunday August 20 9am to 3.30pm
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi Street,
West Perth
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Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia. 

This two day course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising skills
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams & volunteer management 

Is this training right for me?

Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!   

We’re looking to transform the ways in which society connects and respects our natural environment. This program is a huge first step in discovering what we can do collectively. It’ll equip you with the skills, know-how, mentoring and connections you need to have an impact in your local community.

BYO Lunch, Tea, Coffees and snacks provided.

Please ensure you let us know via email if you have any dietary requirements, mobility needs or anything else you think we need to take into consideration. Water town is across the road from the training venue, with plenty of lunch options to choose from.

This program is offered to those currently volunteering (or are seeking to volunteer) free of charge. Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible or get in touch if you need any further information.

For more information on what it means to volunteer with us please do not hesitate to contact us on 9420 7255 or email claire.mckinnon@wilderness.org.au


Brisbane - Land clearing actions team phone bank 7

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 05:45 PM · 8 rsvps
The Wilderness Society Brisbane in West End, Australia

Queensland's trees and wildlife really need conscious voters at the next election, so giving a call to our supporters in key electorates is really important. 

Come and join us for a fun phone banking night with pizza, drinks and fellow wilderness lovers as together we take steps toward ending the land clearing crisis in QLD.

Let's call our supporters in the key electorates and together make some noise so that our politicians know they have to take the land clearing crisis in Queensland seriously and act on it now!

We are looking forward to seeing you there and getting active. 


Brisbane - Land clearing actions team phone bank 8

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 05:45 PM · 2 rsvps
The Wilderness Society Brisbane in West End, Australia

We are in the final phase of our phone banking marathon, let's bring as many calls to our key MPs over the finish line as possible!

Join us for a fun phone banking night with pizza, drinks and fellow wilderness lovers as together we take steps toward ending the land clearing crisis in QLD.

Let's call our supporters in the key electorates and together make some noise so that our politicians know they have to take the land clearing crisis in Queensland seriously and act on it now!

We are looking forward to seeing you there and getting active. 


Melbourne - Community Calling for the Great Forest National Park

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 05:00 PM · 2 rsvps
The Wilderness Society office in Melbourne, Australia

Right now, the State Government is looking closely at the Great Forest National Park. We can influence the decisions they make. 

 

Join us for a couple of hours from 5 - 7pm on Tuesday 29 August to contact Wilderness Society supporters in Eltham, to sign an open letter going to their local MP Vicki Ward about the GFNP.

 

 

If you haven't participated in a community calling session before, this is an excellent opportunity to come and learn about the power of creating change through conversation, meet some of the team, and empower people to act. We'll provide full training and support.

 

We're aiming to push the Park over the line, and every conversation counts.

 


September 2017 Forest Tour (Toolangi)

Saturday, September 02, 2017 at 08:45 AM
The Wilderness Society Office in West Melbourne, Australia

Join The Wilderness Society campaigners and visit the majestic forests of Central Highlands with a splendid spring tour of the areas to be in included in the Great Forest National Park.

 

Escape the daily grind of the city and discover some of the many special pockets the Central Highlands has to offer. Join us for a stroll along forest walkways, be soothed by the sounds of the forest and stand in awe as we look up at the tallest flowering plant in the world—the Mountain Ash.

 

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This is a chance to connect, rejuvenate and be inspired by the majestic forests that exist just over an hour away from Melbourne’s city centre.

 

Book now! Come and be guided though the ecology of the area, the logging threats faced by the region and the campaign to protect it by creating the Great Forest National Park. Experience these forests in the most intimate way possible and join the campaign to create the Great Forest National Park!

 

When: Saturday, 2nd September 2017

Time: 8:45am for a 9am departure (expected return 6:30-7:00pm)

Address: Tour bus departs from 355 King Street, West Melbourne 3003

Cost: Suggested $40 contribution to cover costs

 

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Eastside team meeting

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 05:30 PM
The Wilderness Society in Surry Hills, Australia

Hi!

We are a volunteer group of Wilderness Society supporters in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney who are passionate about the environment. We are looking to connect with like minded people who want to work together to protect nature in our local area, across Sydney and be part of a growing movement across Australia who will stand together to demand real environmental change from our decision makers.

Join us for our next meeting to find out more about us, share your ideas and passions and help shape the direction of the team!


New Laws campaign launch webinar

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 07:30 PM · 3 rsvps
Dial in for the comfort of your own home

The Wilderness Society is excited to launch our latest campaign: New Laws!

Our current environmental laws are not protecting Australia's environment. Working together with more than 40 other national environmental organisations, we see an urgent need to design and advocate for new and better environmental laws that are stronger, more effective, more comprehensive and more efficient.

Join us to learn more about this exciting new campaign to re-build our environmental laws and protection for the natural world from the ground up. We can’t do it without you!

We are holding a webinar for any Wilderness Society volunteers or supporters who would like to hear about the New Laws campaign and are inviting you to meet with our Campaign Managers and Community Organisers over webinar which you can dial into via phone or using your computer and webcam.  

Come and hear what the campaign is about, be part of the Q and A and find out what you can start doing to get active and contribute to the campaign.

Info on how to dial in to the webinar will be sent after you RSVP. 

The webinar will be from 7:30 - 8:30 pm AEST and you can dial in from anywhere around the country.


Brisbane - Land Clearing Campaign Training

Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 08:30 AM · 106 rsvps
AHEPA Hall West End in West End, Australia

Volunteers, members and supporters of The Wilderness Society are invited to attend our free 1-day Land Clearing Campaign training course.

Australia is home to some of the most unique and magnificent nature in the world. Yet, it is one of the worst developed countries for broadscale land clearing – killing tens of millions of native animals (including threatened species) and wiping out endangered forests and woodlands.

Queensland is experiencing one of the worst land clearing crises at the moment, with a GABBA sized area of native bushland being cleared every 3 minutes. Koalas, which are vulnerable to extinction, alone lost over 40,000 hectares of habitat in just two years following the weakening of land clearing controls in 2012.

Land clearing has doubled since the Campbell Newman Government changed land clearing laws in 2013. The answer to one of the state’s greatest environmental challenges is surprisingly simple – strengthen the laws which protect nature.

This unique event will give you an opportunity to learn more about the land clearing campaign, how to get engaged and how to maximise your impact. The trainer will be an international expert in campaigning, the Wilderness Society’s national community organising manager Damian Ogden.

Join us to put our collective power into action to stop the land clearing crisis in Queensland before the end of 2017.

  

 


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