We are very excited to announce this ‘Training for Trainers’ workshop for Climate Organizers with Daniel Hunter from Training for Change USA, in Wellington on March 7-9 ! If you work on climate change in some way – be it on the front lines of fossil fuel extraction, divestment, transport issues or sustainability – read on to see if you’d like to be a part of this special weekend.



Training and facilitation skills are a key element to successful organizing and movement building. Equipped with these skills, people can develop new leaders, transfer skills and knowledge between generations, create more group participation, educate and engage constituents, support effective meetings, and provide training for successful, creative, and disciplined actions.
This 2 1/2 day workshop is aimed at taking your leadership skills on climate change related activism to the next level. Experienced trainer, campaigner, strategist and published author Daniel Hunter (Training for Change,USA) will focus on developing facilitation and training skills, including how to use training to inspire, organise, and build confidence for your group. The workshop will comprise of participatory sessions that draw on both your experiences and those of other participants.

For an overview of the workshop please visit Training for Change (please note: this workshop will be modified to our context).


This 2 1/2 day workshop is designed for those who have a commitment and focus to working in the climate change movement within Aotearoa New Zealand – whether you have recently become involved or have been working on climate change for years. It is an intensive training session for experienced facilitators wanting to revitalise their work, new trainers wanting to inspire, or organisers wanting to more effectively mobilise and up-skill people within their groups. We are looking for those with varying levels of experience who work/volunteer within the diverse world of climate change related activities and who have a passion to build the movement within Aotearoa New Zealand.

During this workshop you will:

• Gain a greater awareness of yourself as a facilitator;
• Get the stimulation of fresh approaches and new creative options for your training and organising work;
• Get a chance to take risks and refine skills in a safe and supportive environment;
• Receive personal guidance from experienced trainers in a small group setting;
• Learn new tools that can be applied in the context of climate change work, principles of workshop design and skills for working with diversity.

Application for the workshop is open to those 18 years or older who can commit to attending the whole workshop, which goes from 6pm on Friday, March 7 to 6pm Sunday, March 9th, ending each night no later than 9:30pm. The workshop will be held at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay, Wellington.

The cost for the workshop (inc. food and accommodation) is a sliding scale of between $50 and $120. Please indicate on the application what you can afford. Please do get in touch if this will be an issue. Food and accommodation will be provided from Friday evening through to Sunday evening (dinner on Sunday is not included, accommodation is at the marae for Friday and Saturday night). There is support in the form of scholarships for travel to enable a diversity of people to attend the workshops.

We can cater for a maximum of 30 participants, and we will inform you of the outcome of your application by Thursday February 14th at 5pm. When selecting applicants we will will prioritize having a geographical and culturally diverse range of participants represented. We are also aiming to have participants from various areas of the movement and with varying degrees of experience represented. We want to make this workshop accessible for those in rural areas, from lower socio-economic areas and those working in communities on fossil fuel extraction frontlines, so we will also take this into account when accessing applications. Beyond this we will consider those who display the most commitment to contributing to the climate movement in Aotearoa.
If you have any questions please contact 350@350.org.nz

Picture from 350 Aotearoa Climate Leadership Training in 2012