[act-ma] 11/10 Boston one-day story-based strategy training
christy at riseup.net
Wed Oct 19 08:07:40 PDT 2011
Great one-day training in Boston coming up in November! The application
deadline is this Friday by 5 pm. Apply here
-- and read more below.
*Story-based Strategy: Framing and Narrative for
Social Change Makers*
Frustrated with the current terms of the debate around your
issue? Is the right wing meme machine getting you down? Do you
want skills to change the story? Join us!
/*A one-day training for organizers, communicators & activists
Thursday, November 10
At the SEIU Building <http://www.seiu615.org/>, 26 West Street in
Application deadline: Friday, October 21 by 5 pm EST
Notification date: October 28
"Challenging, productive, practical."
/"The most useful training I've ever been to."/
smart/Meme has trained over 4,000 activists since 2002 and collaborated
and consulted with over 150 social change organizations to apply this
framework to critical campaigns.By popular demand, we are offering a
series of 1 day story-based strategy trainings for strategists,
communicators, and organizers in cities around the country [San
Francisco on December 14 and New York City on January 17].
Storytelling has always been a powerful tool for organizers and movement
builders to name problems, unite constituencies, and mobilize people
towards solutions. Story-based strategy links this traditional
organizing technique with new strategy, training, and communications
methods----like framing and branding---to give social change advocates
the tools to hone their story, challenge prevailing cultural narratives,
and ultimately win campaigns on the issues that affect all our lives.
*THE ONE DAY TRAININGS*offer a unique opportunity to learn basic
story-based strategy skills such as framing, narrative power analysis,
and effective message development. /smart/Meme's hands on, multimedia
curriculum will help you integrate the power of storytelling into your
organizing and campaign strategy. Included in the tuition of $250*,
participants receive lunch, training materials, and a copy of
smartMeme's bookRe:Imagining Change -- How to use story-based strategy
to win campaigns, build movements, and change the world.
these workshops will run from 9:30AM-5PM.APPLY NOW
*THE 2012*/*ADVANCED PRACTITIONER'S TRAINING*/will take place near
Boston, MA at the beautifulEssex Conference Center and Retreat
<http://www.eccr.com/>from_*April 15-19, 2012*_. Please save the date -
Applications will be opened soon.
The Advanced Training is designed as a full immersion 5 day, 4 night
residential experience. This training aims to grow the progressive
movement's network of story-based strategy practitioners.The Advanced
Training is for/smart/Meme training alumni or practitioners familiar
with the story-based strategy approach, either from attending a training
in the past or partnering directly with/smart/Meme through their
organization. Folks with this experience will be prioritized when
reviewing applications, but please apply if you feel this is the right
training for you. Space is limited.
The Advanced Training provides deep exposure to/smart/Meme's story-based
Strategy curriculum. Participants will learn how to integrate narrative
power analysis into their campaign work and get hands on experience
facilitating story-based strategy exercises. Intensive team-based
simulations provide an opportunity to apply story-based strategy
concepts to current issues and organizing challenges. This comfortable
location, just north of Boston on the coast, offers a chance to shift
gears and thinking.
Included in the tuition of $1500* is 4 nights lodging, delicious meals,
and 4 days of intensive facilitated training on story-based strategy.
*/*Scholarships may be available for all trainings. Please do not
hesitate to apply. We also offer discounts if multiple members of an
organization want to attend. /*//
For more information contact:training at smartmeme.org
<mailto:Danielle at smartmeme.org?subject=smartMeme%20Training>
/Smart/Meme's training work is made possible through the generous
support of/smart/Meme's member donors*(LIKE YOU - Donate now!)*
The Frances Fund, The UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Ben & Jerry's
Foundation, and the Levinson Foundation. THANK YOU!
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