Skillup 2020

Saturday, 13 June 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, 14 June 2020 - 12:00pm

Only those who have attended the 'Intro Sessions' modules, or Workshop 1 in May, should attend these advanced modules on June 13 & 14. Please register via Eventbrite link above.

A series of workshops aimed at empowering people in the grassroots climate justice movement to organise effectively and collectively.

Good facilitation is key to helping your organising meetings go smoothly. These workshops will explore practical facilitation skills to assist you to organise in your local groups or affinity groups. We will also explore how deliberation and practicing different decision making processes (like consensus) can be a form of activism in itself.

This training is angled at the direct action and climate justice space, but these concepts and skills can be used in many different contexts and communities.

The workshops are FREE, but we ask that you please consider a donation to Pay The Rent. There can be no climate justice without justice for the sovereign people of these lands. We live and organise on the stolen land – sovereignty was never ceded. The fight for climate justice is bound with the struggle for First Nations' sovereignty. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri, Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation, and their elders past, present and emerging.

Skill Up 2020 aims to present our workshops through a climate justice lens by sharing information and resources about climate justice, decolonisation and First Nations' sovereignty. By centring this in our trainings, we hope to facilitate a conversation about how various climate action groups can meaningfully contribute to solidarity work. We invite groups who attend or co-host our sessions to come prepared to explore the idea of climate justice and how we can act as allies and accomplices in the fight for sovereignty and climate justice.

June 13 10am-12:30pm MODULE 1.

June 14 10am-12:30pm MODULE 2.

These advanced sessions will deepen learnings about facilitation tools and micro skills, cover things like troubleshooting and dealing with difficult behaviours, consensus under time pressure (e.g. during an action) and consensus in large groups. The content will be largely be informed by participants' requests after attending the 'Intro Sessions or Workshop 1' that run in May.

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