About this course:
Organisers and Campaigners
About this course
This course is the final tier in the Organiser Pathway, catering to proficient and experienced Organisers, and is available by invitation only – submit Expressions of Interest below.
It will develop your capacity to plan and execute campaigns, extend conversation and messaging skills, and develop strategies around long-term leadership and organisational structures in the workplace.
You will also gain an understanding of how unions can act strategically at an industry level, as well as how to make use of effective communication techniques when planning and facilitating campaigns.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the challenges facing unionised workers at an industry level and what can be done to resolve them
- Identify the relationship between workplace plans and broader union strategies in a relevant industry, and build this into organising messages
- Apply principles of adult education to the work you do with workers and activists
- Establish and develop durable and representative organisational structures and communication networks in workplaces
- Develop the skills of workplace leaders and other members to analyse workplace issues and act independently to address them
- Assess employer strategies and tactics and develop a range of methods with which to combat them
- Describe and apply elements of strategic campaigning
- Discuss the importance of framing in communication strategies and demonstrate effective reframing
What is Organising for Experienced Organisers?
Reach a common understanding of what we mean by organising. The key message within this session is that organising is about building power.
Industry Planning, Target Selection and Developing an Organising Plan
Skills and knowledge to consciously apply planning tools including SWOT analysis and SMARTER objectives.
Building Unity and Solidarity
Explore our union values and social responsibilities within a workplace. Activities that build unity among a diverse and divided group of workers around their common issues in preparation to mobilise.
Presentations to Inspire
Skills and confidence to structure an effective presentation that inspires and motivates workers.
Overview of strategic campaigning and its key elements.
Develop a session to educate about the frameworks.
Stories of Hope
Explore how narrative and analysis work together in collective struggle, and how storytelling can be used as a complementary tool to link values.
Design a series of appropriate collective actions as a part of an industrial campaign.
This course will be delivered as an intensive residential.
Organiser Pathway Level 3: Organising for Change (or equivalent experience as an Organiser)
12 – 16 August | NSW
Enrolment by invitation only.