Think you’ve got what it takes to change something in your school, college, community or country? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’ve been inspired by Greta Thunberg’s school strike, Emma Gonzale’s fight against firearms or you’ve just spotted an issue you want to fix – this course will guide you through the basics of how to design an effective campaign.
The first two lessons of the course will explore leadership and community as key concepts. Firstly, the course will explore what leaderships is, how we identify it and highlight some particularly notable examples of effective leaders. We’ll then move on to exploring what communities are, how we identify them and provide you the opportunity to investigate your own communities.
The third lesson of the course will explore what change is and how to create change in your communities. You will look into the many different methods, tools and approaches people utilise to create the change they want to see around them.
The final lesson will look at how you design and plan your own grassroots campaign. Firstly, we’ll introduce you to a planning tool called the ‘campaign football pitch’ – this will help you think through your ideas and get them onto paper. Then, we’ll move onto stakeholder mapping where we start to identify the key people involved in influencing your campaign’s success or failure.
Good luck campaigners!