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The Ventura County Democratic Campaign Council and the Courage Campaign are teaming up to train activists. Here is their announcement:
Activist training by the Courage Campaign
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1-5 p.m.
Location: Ventura County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1760 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
Cost: $20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Details: Training materials, snacks, beverages and coffee included
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This would be a great event for some of the new organizers working on local campaigns.
The Democratic Campaign Council and the Courage Campaign present Courage Academy. How can you lead others if they don't know who you are, where you come from, and what your values are? Mastering the art of public narrative allows you to establish firm ground with your constituency in which to collaborate, lead and find common purpose. Each of us has a story to tell that can move others to action. "Story of Self" is the first part of a public narrative where you will learn to convey why you are called to leadership in your movement.
New leaders across the world have been trained in this approach to movement building developed by Marshall Ganz, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. This model served as the basis for "Camp Obama," a training program credited with creating the organizing base that was integral to the campaign's success. It has since been used successfully to empower leaders internationally and across a variety of social movements and causes.
Courage Academy is a one-day leadership workshop focused on preparing a new generation of organizers to build a movement for progressive reform in California.
RSVP required: Contact Sandra Kinsler at SKinsler@VenturaCountyDemocrats.com.