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Organising your own training for social action? Here is a sample of our key tools for you to download and use for free. They include workshop activities, group exercises and games.

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If you’ve found these tools useful or have any feedback about what else you’d like to find here, let us know.

 

Power and change

Sweety-bag

Explores power/ privilege/ powerlessness and competition/ co-operation

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Violence and nonviolence

De-escalating violence handout

Handout: we learned this from Christian Peacemaker Teams, who use it with people going into places of violent conflict. We’ve found that the principles are good for everyday life as well. View tool »

Working in groups

Trust games

Trust is essential for effective groups. This is a selection of tried, tested and fun group games to help build trust. View tool »

Working in groups

Quick decisions

However well-planned an action might be, there can be unforeseen situations when the group needs to make quick decisions

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Working in groups

Consensus handout

There are lots of ways for communities to make decisions and none of them is perfect. Consensus is where everyone works to reach a decision that all can accept. View tool »

Working in groups

Group types

Effective groups learn to use their personality differences to strengthen the group, not weaken it. This is a good tool to identify different group types and how they relate to each other. View tool »

Power and change

Pillars of power

A campaign planning tool that identifies goals and breaks an issue down to a level where the group can be effective.

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Power and change

Social speedometer

A campaign planning tool that identifies allies, potential allies, neutral parties and those in opposition to your goal.

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Spirituality and activism

What sustains me?

Identifies sources of spiritual support, strengthens them, and finds ways round blocks to sustainable activism.

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Power and change

Why do we obey?

To explore an understanding of power relationships, where power comes from and different sources of power.

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