Campaign Accelerator Training in New York City

Join us on 1-5 April 2019 to learn creative and effective ways to take your campaign idea from concept to reality

Graduates of this five-day experiential course will have learned to:

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Build a solid strategy that addresses your core issue

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Generate tested tactics to engage your key audiences

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Foster a team culture that embraces learning and iteration throughout a project cycle

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Use collaborative methods that ensure full-team alignment

The Campaign Accelerator Training involves five dynamic working days together as well as a 90-minute virtual session before we gather in person. The curriculum also includes a personalized coaching session with one of our expert trainers.

During the training, participants will:

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Explore and understand the four key modules: Define, Sense, Create, and Prototype

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Learn how to pull the component pieces generated during the week together into a full project plan based on project team needs

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Explore tools and techniques for building strong team collaboration

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Understand the role of the facilitator in the Accelerator process

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Build strategies for garnering necessary support within participant organisations to put these methods into practice

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Join a peer support network of Campaign Accelerator facilitators around the world

Is this for me?

This training is ideal for those who:

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Work directly with campaign teams or regularly help lead campaign planning processes

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Have capacity to prepare and deliver a 5 day workshop or equivalent with project teams

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Can support implementation and monitor impact of approach on campaign projects

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Have prior experience facilitating group strategy processes

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Are registering with a colleague or future facilitation partner. This process is best facilitated in teams, so you will get the most value from this training if you have other colleagues trained in the Campaign Accelerator methodology.

Note: This training is primarily geared toward campaigners from NGOs, but if you’re a professional facilitator and would like to come, please get in touch!

Apply to Campaign Accelerator

Date: 1-5 April 2019
Location: New York City
Venue: To be determined

Cost: Prices are based on organisational budget. See pricing details below.Prices range from $3,000 USD per person for participants from large groups to a subsidised rate of $500 USD per person. See pricing table below for details. All participants receive breakfast and lunch during training days.

What People Have Said About Previous Trainings

Essential training for any campaigner who wants to make a real difference in the world on the key issue they are working on.

Devadass Gnanapragasam,

Amnesty International

Totally changed my idea of campaigns! Stop thinking in year long blocks and start doing something now!

Caitlin Ryan,

Médecins Sans Frontières

Meet Your Facilitators

Ben Simon

Ben Simon

Ben has been leading and advising on modern campaigns for more than a decade. Prior to joining the Mobilisation Lab in 2013, Simon guided digital advocacy for the Democratic Party, Mozilla, and a range of other campaigning organisations. Simon is an experienced meeting designer and facilitator, having led workshops and trainings all over the world.

Viv Benjamin

Viv Benjamin

Viv is an international campaign facilitator, and leads social change consultancy Global & Collective. Viv works with UNICEF to mobilise millions of volunteers in up to 180 countries. Viv was CEO of Oaktree, Australia’s largest youth organisation, and has worked with Purpose, Change.org, UN, SumOfUs, Tearfund, and more, to facilitate global convenings and campaigns for social, environmental and economic justice.

Campaign Accelerator Pricing

Campaign Accelerator registration uses a sliding scale based on organisational budget.

Large groups: $3,000 USD (annual budget greater than $5 million USD)

Medium groups: $2,500 USD (annual budget between $1-5 million USD)

Small groups / independent facilitators: $1,500 USD (annual budget less than $1 million USD)

Subsidised rate: $500 USD (available as needed; please let us know if you need support)

Additional sponsorship: For those willing and able, you can help us grant more subsidized spots at this and other trainings with an additional $1,000 USD.

We do not want cost to be the barrier that prevents you from applying and, hopefully, attending. Please let us know if that’s the case, and we’re committed to seeing what we can do.