Thursday, 2 March 2017 to Saturday, 6 May 2017

Applications close February 1st for the New Zealand Training Fellowship in Advocacy and Campaigning, a cutting-edge course led by leading local and international facilitators.

Designed specifically for mid-senior leaders, you'll super-charge your skills and energy, gain further confidence as a social change leader, and connect with a community of your peers from across Aotearoa.

Last year's cohort included more than 20 leading organisations such as Hapai Te Hauora, Amnesty International, Mapu Maia (Pacific Arm of the Problem Gambling Foundation) , 350 Aotearoa, the Public Service Association, the Blind Foundation, ActionStation, and the National Council of Women.

Over two 4-day residential retreats, and 6 webinars you'll explore the latest thinking in:

  • Campaign strategy
  • Messaging & framing
  • Digital engagement
  • Community organising
  • Advocacy & decision-maker engagement
  • And more!

In 2017 the Fellowship is run in collaboration between Hāpai te Hauora Maori Public Health and the Centre for Australian Progress. At the completion of the fellowship, all participants join a remarkable Trans-Tasman network of change-makers.

For the second year, the program's lead facilitator is Anita Tang. With 25 years experience in senior roles, including Director of Health Strategies for the Cancer Council NSW, Anita now acts as a consultant and coach to Australia and New Zealand's leading non-profits. Anita will be joined by local and global guest experts.

To apply, please complete the registration form

It is the best value for time and money programme I have ever been on. It is absolute must if you are serious about social change and progress.

- Dianne Rogers, Blind Foundation

I have gained an invaluable experience by attending the NZ Fellowship - not only the new friendships with fellow campaigners but also the boost in confidence in my own work. I highly recommend it.

- Pesio Ah-Honi Siitia, Mapu Maia - Problem Gambling Foundation

The fellowship was a mix of expert theory, compelling practice and awesome personal connections to recharge your drive for change. Perfect

- Meg de Ronde, Amnesty International NZ

This is a really comprehensive programme that really quickly shows you how much you don't know but just as quickly also helps provide tools to tackle those gaps and keep you positive.

- Andrew Chick, NZ Council of Trade Unions

Note - at this stage, no further programs are planned beyond 2017 so if you're interested in doing this program, we encourage you to apply this year!

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Progress Fellowship

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