Bella-baker-9195848-1-402elow are listed a whole series of training materials from the Ella Baker School of Transformative Organising. These materials are designed to initiate discussion and you do not need to be an expert to facilitate a session. The materials include a presentation and workshop and facilitator notes. There is also an information/evaluation  sheet we would like you to share with participants. Each session is about 90minutes long but can be extended or shortened as you see fit. Training materials are free to use (and amend to your needs) but we do ask you to please credit the School. Click here for more information and to join the Ella Baker School of Transformative Organising.

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1. The training session will take a look at the East London Federation of Suffragettes, and it will raise a number of interesting questions about struggles that are taking place today––in particular, the intersection between class and gender.

2. The aim of this training session will be to consider the circumstances and influences that gave rise to the election of Britain’s first black Labour MP, Shapurji Saklatvala, in 1922. It then allows for consideration of what we can learn from the community organising that took place then can be relevant to communities today.

3. The aim of these training materials to introduce the background to the Bristol Bus Boycott and the questions that it gives rise to in relations to challenging and fighting racism today, but also in building support for issues in local communities.

4. The aim of this session is to build participants’ confidence in delivering the School’s training materials, and their appreciation of the theory of learning that we deploy at the school.

5. This is a fun ice breaker session designed to get participants warmed up and starting to get to know each other and the facilitators.

6. The aim of this session is to introduce a planning tool ‘Critical Path Analysis’ that can help participants to develop their approach to planning. It is designed to shift participants to focus on outcomes rather than tactics through developing the steps in their campaigns, defining clear objectives and developing an understanding on how change happens.