Movement building course in #Manchester 24-8 November

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Apply now to participate in the first ever Movement Builders training – DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER:

When (dates): 24TH – 28TH NOVEMBER

When (times): Fri 24th: 5pm – 9pm, Sat 25th – Tues 28th: 9.30am – 8.30pm

Where: Central Manchester, venue TBC

Cost: Fees for Movement Builders operate on a sliding scale:

  • Grassroots/Unpaid Organiser: Free
  • Small Org (annual budget circa £100k): £250
  • Medium Org (annual budget circa £500k): £500
  • Large Org (annual budget circa £2m+) £1000

**Please note that these fees are flexible and we don’t want cost to be a deterrent for anyone applying – you can drop us a line about this or outline your needs in the application form.**


NEON’s Movement Builders programme is a 5 day intensive training course for people working towards big systemic change. Half theory, half practical tools, this five day course puts you in a room with 30 organisers across your region to think about the role of movements in leading change and learn from the world’s most effective groups, leaving you with analysis and tactics to apply to your own organising work. The training will be focused around four core themes:

  • Context and analysis: where are we, how did we get here and what roles do social movements and other forms of organising play in creating change?
  • Strategy: What are the key building blocks of creating change? From thinking through our vision for the world to choosing the right tools and tactics to get there.
  • Story: what role does storytelling play in creating change and how can we take control of the narratives around our movements?
  • Structure: How can we organise ourselves to bring about change in our movements and groups? And how might the structures we build around our work bolster or disrupt our ability to achieve change?



MCFly says (fwiw): Yeah, big fan of movement building per se, but usually people conflate it with mobilising (see ’emotathons’.  And NEON – hmm,  well.  Hopefully this will be better than the atrocity last year that was the launch of a Manchester group in May 2016 (that group now, I think, is mercifully defunct).  I was in contact with the national organisers afterwards about how bad that event was.  They didn’t bother to respond to my critique of the appalling mess.  Classy.


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