Trainings for understanding power

Martin Luther King, Jr., defined power as the ability to achieve purpose. Each of these trainings offer teams important tools for understanding how to build and organize power for systems change.

Training Resource

Rockwood Leadership Institute

Using power effectively means having difficult conversations, dealing with stress and challenging emotions, as well as planning and collaborating effectively. This material will help to hone those skills.

Rockwood Leadership Institute
Training Resource

Midwest Academy

Resources from a national training institute focused on progressive movements for social justice.

Midwest Academy
Training Resource

The Management Center

Training to help leaders working for social change build and run more effective organizations.

The Management Center
Training Resource

Race Forward: Racial Justice Trainings

A collection of interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity.

Race Forward
Training Resource

Racial Equity Institute

Offering racial equity workshops, trainings, presentations, and consultations.

Racial Equity Institute
Training Resource

Types of Coalition Solidarity

A quick but comprehensive glance at the six types of solidarity, their principles, and examples of each.

Bending the Arc Strategies
Training Resources

Resources from community organizing trainings attended by Nicola

Check out this folder full of training materials on community organizing from events that Nicola has attended or been inspired by.

Various Sources
Book Excerpt

The Three Types of Power

A brief but thorough review of three different types of power.

Starhawk's Truth or Dare
Learning Module

Racial Equity Learning Module: Power Analysis

Exploring power, how it’s implemented, and how it may be dismantled through critical thinking.

The Praxis Project


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