Ready for action - Training program

Past trainings

Here are the trainings we’ve done in the past:

  • The Kinder Morgan pipeline decision is fast approaching. One thing is for certain: tar sands pipelines are an unacceptable risk to communities and the climate.

    With more people taking action to halt tar sands pipelines every day we’re holding a mass training in the heart of Vancouver to share skills and build connections.

    We’ve got a full day of workshops with experienced facilitators to go over some key information on strategies, principles and tactics for nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience. We’ll talk about knowing your legal rights, and answer questions you might have about consequence for taking bold action.

    This workshop will give you the beginnings of a toolbox to take impactful nonviolent direct action and join thousands of others working to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Together we can stop this destructive project, as well as the tar sands expansion and increased tanker traffic that come with it.

    This training will take place on the unceded and traditional territory of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

    Entry is free, however space is limited, please RSVP.

    Everyone RSVP’ing to this training will be added to Greenpeace’s Ready For Action training list and be invited to future trainings.

    Time: 10 AM - 4PM
    Duration/length: 5 hours
    Location: SFU Harbor Centre Joseph Rosalie Segal Centre
    Language: English

  • Do you want to make a difference in your city and in your province? Do you want to learn how to plan campaigns that will win? Then this is the training for you! Join us at the Greenpeace Edmonton office to learn campaign training with Mike Hudema, Climate & Energy Campaigner against the Tar Sands and ‘Solar4All’ Alberta.

    Entry is free, however space is limited, please RSVP.

    Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
    Duration/length: 2 hours
    Location: Edmonton
    Language: English

  • In the second workshop we will be covering media interviews- how to reframe tough questions, how to choose a spokesperson, storytelling, embargos and exclusives, and storytelling beyond traditional media.

    Entry is free, however space is limited, please RSVP. To each training separately.

    Training held at 1726 Commercial Drive- Buzzer reads Greenpeace//Canopy. Space has 13 stairs with a handrail, doors are twist knobs. Childcare available upon request. Small snacks will be provided. Training will be held on unceded and occupied territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam peoples.

  • Interested in learning how to get media to your event or action? Courage is contagious, and we know that reading an inspiring article about activists from around the world continue to motivate us to do the work we do.

    We will be covering how to write and share Press Releases, Media Advisories, Pitch Calls how to build professional relationships with journalists.

    In this first workshop we will be covering writing Press Releases in a group, practice pitch calling and how to develop strong story for actions and events.

    Entry is free, however space is limited, please RSVP. To each training separately.

    Training held at 1726 Commercial Drive- Buzzer reads Greenpeace//Canopy. Space has 13 stairs with a handrail, doors are twist knobs. Childcare available upon request. Small snacks will be provided. Training will be held on unceded and occupied territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam peoples.

  • As part of the World Social Forum
    Where:University of Quebec in Montreal - A Pavilion (Local A-2860)
    400, Sainte-Catherine Street East - Montreal
    When:August 10 2016, 13.00-15.30

    Fundraising is considered by many as the most difficult part of a campaigning process. What if you could learn to raise money without compromising your mission and your values? In this interactive session, we will share concrete tips and strategies to establish your fundraising program, grow donor base and revenue, and flourish so you can continue delivering your important mission.
    To participate, you need to subscribe to the World Social ForumSIGN-UP on World Social Forum

  • As part of the World Social Forum
    Where: Mcgill University- Pavillon Mass (Local 112 )
    801, rue Sherbrooke Ouest - Montréal
    When:August 11 2016, 13.00-15.30

    In the digital age, political and social changes are propagated and discussed on social networks. The success of public initiatives involves a digital dimension and therefore requires learning new skills. This workshop aims to share knowledge on the development of online strategies. From the construction of messages, to the choice of networks and audiences, we will provide an overview of best practices developed by Greenpeace. The workshop will also create the space for sharing knowledge among participants about successful practices and tools in relation to the subject, region, and different audiences of campaigns.
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  • As part of the World Social Forum
    Where:University of Quebec in Montreal - A Pavilion (Local A-2860)
    400, Sainte-Catherine Street East - Montreal
    When:August 12 2016, 9.00-11.30

    Indigenous communities across the Americas are taking direct action to defend their land and people, often using blockades to prevent destruction on their traditional territories. This panel will feature representatives from some of the most inspiring and successful struggles on to defend communities and maintain sovereignty.
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  • As part of the World Social Forum
    Where:Cégep du Vieux Montréal (Local 4.82)
    255, rue Ontario E – Montréal
    When:August 12 2016, 13.00-15.30

    This interactive workshop on Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA) will provide an introduction to this powerful tool used to apply pressure on industry and governments. We will collectively share histories of NVDA use across the globe, explore various tactics such as blockades, and share skills. We will also go over some strategies to get you prepared to take action!
    To participate, you need to subscribe to the World Social ForumSIGN-UP on World Social Forum

  • Street campaigning training - how to talk to people on the street about campaigns, including approaches to getting people to stop and talk to you, delivering information, de-escalation
    This training is given in English.
    Location:  Toronto

  • This online webinar will teach you all you need to know about using social media for local activism! Focusing on building online community, reaching new people and using new digital tools for organising, this workshop will help you to become a social-media-savvy activist!

  • Media Workshop Part 1 will focus on how to get journalists to cover your story, including how to write a press release, media alert, and proactively engage with journalists. This training will take place in Ottawa and will be facilitated in English. We will be offering Media Training Part 2, focused on interviews with media, at a later date.

  • This training provides an interactive introduction to Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA), a powerful tool to apply pressure to industry and government and to bring about change. We will look at the history of NVDA and its present-day use in social movements, explore various tactics, and go over legal, security, and media strategies, everything you’ll need to be ready to take action!

  • This training provides an interactive introduction to Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA), a powerful tool to apply pressure to industry and government and to bring about change. We will look at the history of NVDA and its present-day use in social movements, explore various tactics, and go over legal, security, and media strategies, everything you’ll need to be ready to take action!

  • This training provides an interactive introduction to Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA), a powerful tool to apply pressure to industry and government and to bring about change. We will look at the history of NVDA and its present-day use in social movements, explore various tactics, and go over legal, security, and media strategies, everything you’ll need to be ready to take action!

  • Basic introduction and tutorial of the Greenwire platform and teach new members how to make the most of their time on the site.
    This training is given in English.
    Location: Anywhere - Online webinar via Lifesize Cloud (details will be provided upon registration)SIGN-UP