Training of Trainers Institute

Supporting the Economic Justice Movement by Building Capacity

The goal of UFE's Training of Trainer (TOT) Institutes is to strengthen organizations' abilities to build the base of the economic justice movement.

UFE offers periodic three-day Institutes where individuals are trained in popular education techniques so that they can effectively teach workshops in the field.

You can request a Training of Trainers Institute by emailing   Please put "Training of Trainers" in the subject line. Or just check below for information on upcoming TOTs.

Popular Economics Education Training of Trainers Institute
April 24 - 27, 2008
Cape Cod, MA

In some ways, building a movement for economic justice is like building a house. The foundation must be sturdy enough to support the weight of the floors and walls. The larger the house, the stronger and more solid the foundation must be.

Changing the rules of the economy to shrink the economic divides will require a powerful broad-based movement - a big tent (or house) as UFE staff like to say - and a lot of effort must be put into constructing a sturdy base.

In April, we will conduct a three-day, intensive TOT Institute, to teach trainers, teachers, activists, and leaders a set of key principles and practices - a tool box for their work - based on popular education methods, within an economic inequality frame.

Participants will be encouraged to bring to the TOT examples or ideas of workshops, presentations, courses, etc., from their experience. Working in teams, participants will learn a curriculum design model that applies popular education principles to their situations. Then the teams will practice presenting the redesigned content, get feedback from their peers, and share ideas, insights, and questions.