Training of Trainers Institute Washington 2008

11/13/2008 3:00 pm
11/16/2008 2:00 pm

Principles & Practices of Popular Economics Education

An intensive Training of Trainers Institute for organizers, educators, activists working for social & economic justice, with tracks in Spanish and English!

Led by:
UFE Trainers:     Jeannette Huezo and Steve Schnapp
Organizer: Adrián Boutureira

Location: Camp Brotherhood, Mt. Vernon, WA. Wheelchair accessible.

Cost/Registration: $250 per person, includes all meals, accommodations, and training materials. Transportation is not included in the fee. We will reduce the fee for organizations sending two or more people.

Scholarships are available for participants representing community and grassroots organizations with limited financial resources. Complete a scholarship application after submitting the registration form. Deadline is October 31.

We also welcome contributions and sponsorships from well-funded organizations and individuals to help facilitate the participation of less well-funded groups. Please click here to contribute!

For more information contact:
Adrián Boutureira (857-277-7873) |
Steve Schnapp (857-277-7868) |

To register click here. Registration deadline: October 31, 2008.

Description: This TOT Institute prepares people to design and lead engaging and interactive workshops and presentations which support efforts to reduce economic inequality.

It is right for you if you are:

  • an educator, activist, organizer, trainer, or teacher seeking to improve your skills in designing, leading, or facilitating workshops and presentations;
  • engaged in raising awareness & moving people into action for economic justice and want to learn from others and share what you know.
This Institute will give you the opportunity to:
  • practice designing presentations, workshops, activities and materials that will engage, teach, and motivate your audiences;
  • practice and receive constructive feedback on how to lead, facilitate, & manage participatory activities & discussions;
  • network and build solidarity with others working for economic justice.

Schedule and Program:
  • Participants should arrive at Camp Brotherhood on Thursday, November 13, between 3:00 and 5:00 pm; the program begins after dinner on Thursday and concludes after lunch on Sunday.

    Sessions will be conducted in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings, with simultaneous translation as needed in English and Spanish. Breaks will be provided during the day to allow participants to relax, catch their breath, and network with other participants. The program includes exploration of key principles and practices of popular education; time for small teams of participants to plan and practice presentations and activities that they've brought with them, and then receive constructive feedback; sessions on how to respond to challenging questions and difficult participants; problem-solving discussions on how to adapt popular economics education workshops and materials for your communities; and demonstrations of activities from UFE workshops. Portions of the program, including practice presentations and feedback, will be conducted in separate Spanish and English tracks.

To register click here. Registration deadline: October 31, 2008.