September 14, 2010

Training for Change is coming to Duluth!

Training for Change, one of the world's foremost activist training programs, is bringing its Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT) to Duluth this November.

TSAT is an intensive weekend training designed to build and hone the skills of movement facilitators, educators, and activist trainers -- all within an anti-oppression framework. TSAT open to experienced organizers, up-and-coming activists, teachers, community leaders and anyone else who wants to take their skills to a new level.

The training will take place from Friday, November 12, at 6PM until Sunday, November 14th, 6PM. Food and lodging (for folks coming from out of town) is included and registration is limited. Cost of the workshop is on a sliding scale and scholarships are available. Visit to register, or keep reading for more details on the training.

Why This Workshop?

Training and facilitation skills are a key element to successful organizing and movement building. People who have these skills support the groups they work with by developing new leaders, transferring skills and knowledge between generations, creating more participation within their
groups, introducing new and transformative concepts, supporting meetings and decision making, resolving conflict and providing training for successful, creative and disciplined actions.

Yet, few people who play the role of educator, trainer or facilitator in their work are offered an opportunity to learn a framework for training that supports their experience or a chance to hone their skills among other trainers. Few organizations commit the time to helping their leaders
learn the craft of training.

With this in mind, The Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT) is designed to give people the opportunity to develop a stronger sense of the training tools, approaches and choices that will work for them to be most powerful and useful in their role.

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;
  • --Get the stimulation of fresh approaches and increased options;
  • --Receive personal guidance from experienced trainers in a small group setting ;
  • --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.

You can register online for this workshop at or if you're having difficulty registering online, just contact us at and we will email you a registration form.

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