7 - What training is available?

Greenpeace organises regular opportunities for active supporters to gain new skills including:

  • Street communications training (SCT) – a one day workshop suitable for anyone, run by volunteer trainers 10 to 12 times a year at various locations across the country.
  • Political lobbying training (Pol-Lob) – a one day workshop suitable for individuals, as well as active supporters within a local network. Run by volunteers 10 to 15 times a year.
  • Non violent direct action training (NVDA) – a one day workshop for people who are available during the week and willing to take certain risks for Greenpeace. Run by volunteers 4-6 times a year, for local networks across the country.
  • Regional skillshares – exchanging skills and experiences depending on the needs of a network or area.
  • Blogging, online organising and community management skills – these workshops usually take place at regional skillshares
  • National key activists skillshares – An annual 1-2 day event covering a range of different skills for network coordinators and other key activists, by invitation from Greenpeace or network coordinators (details vary)
  • Climbing, boat, legal and presentation skills – training programs are available for longer term Greenpeace volunteers.