Something for everyone with our three types of training
Campaign Carousel™: Building the complete campaigner
Our Campaign Carousel™ is an exciting and flexible way for campaigners to hone their skills across a broad range of areas. This comprehensive package trains those at or near the start of their campaigning journey in a rounded set of campaigning skills and approaches.
Open Training Programme
This programme will provide you with the basic building blocks of effective campaigning, as well as more specialist sessions that take a deep dive into specific skills and approaches.
We work with teams, organisations and coalitions to offer training on a commissioned basis from a two-hour masterclass to a bespoke workshop or workshop series designed in partnership with you.
Deep Dive: How to develop effective campaign strategies
You want to make change – but you’re not sure where to start, or if you’re doing it right. At SMK, we know from talking to campaigners and changemakers that there is active demand for training in how to develop impactful campaign strategies.
This is a three-hour on-line session.
Tuesday 27 February, 10am-1pm *SOLD OUT*
Tuesday 7th May, 10am-1pm
Find out more and book your place here
The session facilitators are SMK Associate and former CEO Julia Beart and SMK Head of Programmes Kath Christie.
About the programme
SMK are hosting a programme for Oak Foundation’s UK Housing and Homelessness partners, to build solidarity with people with first-hand experience in campaigns and social change strategies.
Oak grantees: see the programme here
What are we learning?
The social sector needs to change. We’re gathering insights and stories about the challenges and opportunities of working in deeper solidarity for social change, wherever you work.
We will be sharing learning soon.
Training blogs: a deeper dive into our training
Great insights on SMK’s Campaign Carousel™ from participants reflecting on their learning journey. This week we hear from campaigner Kerry Postlewhite. ‘’I've found that taking part in the Carousel is helping with the funk, recharging my enthusiasm’’. Campaigning is...
Human rights campaigner Hayley Willingale reflects on useful learning from SMK’s Resilient Campaigner workshop. Recent times have been tough for campaigners. Years’ worth of confrontational politics, deepening crises and closing civic space have inevitably taken...
Learning lessons from past campaigns can help campaigners be more effective. In the Podcast series 100 Campaigns That Changed the World Steve Tibbett examines some of the most important campaign in the UK and beyond. These are some of the lessons he’s teased out. ...
Liz O’Neill, outgoing Director of GM Freeze, makes the case for humility and telling the truth about what success might look like for your campaign. After nearly a decade at the helm of the UK umbrella campaign on genetic modification (GM) in food and farming, I’m not...
More useful insights on SMK’s Campaign Carousel™ from participants reflecting on their learning journey. This week we hear from Ruby Cardona Senker from Sightsavers. ‘Campaigning is one of the most powerful tools we have to make change. In the fight for disability...
In a world that yearns for positive transformation, campaigners are often the driving force for social progress. If you’re ready to unleash your inner activist and make a real difference in the world, SMK is here to support you. Develop your skills The Campaign...
Social Change Library
Deepen your knowledge about change.
Keen to take your learning even further? Here are resources we think are well worth a read or listen for those new to social change and those looking for something new.