SMK Action Learning Sets
At SMK, we know from listening to CEOs and other leaders of charities, that there are particular challenges in leading a campaigning charity or campaigning workstream.
This autumn we are partnering with charity co-founder and action learning set facilitator Josephine Knowles to run a new series of sets for CEOs, for senior leaders, and for emerging leaders in campaigning organistations.
Josephine has worked in the charity sector with women who sell sex for the last 25 years and has a Masters in ‘Violence Against Women’ from the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University. She is the Co-Founder (and previous Co-Director) of Beyond the Streets, a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation.
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.
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.