Training Calendar

We are People’s Action, and we invest in, develop, and build powerful leaders and organizers.

BASE BUILDING BOOTCAMP (MAY) – Registration Closed

A 12 week training and coaching series focused on base-building for organizers. Double down on core fundamentals to grow the depth and breadth of your base.

FOCUS: Base-building
WHO: Organizers
WHEN: Orientation May 18th; weekly Series- May 31st-Aug 17th
CONTACT: Christian Parra, c.parra[email protected]


The Campaign Leadership School will give aspiring candidates, staffers, organizers and member leaders the tools they need to craft movement-oriented, winning, electoral campaigns that build the base of their member organizations. 

FOCUS: Elections; Movement Politics
WHO: Aspiring candidates, staffers, organizers and member leaders
WHEN: Thursday May 19th – Sunday May 22nd
TO LEARN MORE: Read this or contact Marta Popadiak; [email protected]


Learn and practice how to deep canvass and build the core skills of building trust; storytelling; compassionate curiosity and assertiveness.

FOCUS: Canvassing; hard skills
WHO: Open to anyone interested in deep canvassing, but especially valuable for members and staff of orgs who are running or starting deep canvass programs.
WHEN: Monthly – click the registration link for the most current dates.
CONTACT: Eboni Taggart, [email protected]


Deep Canvass T4T
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An opportunity to become a better deep canvass TRAINER! Training for the Trainers. Yes you, the trainer. The trainer who will be training others for deep canvass programs and efforts with your org throughout this important 2022 year and beyond!

WHO: Network staff and leaders who want to level up their deep canvass training skills in order to run the most powerful deep canvass programs and initiatives possible in 2022 and beyond.
WHEN: June 14th-June 17th [offered on a quarterly basis]
CONTACT: Danny Timpona; [email protected]

Agitational Training; Pre-Weeklong T4T

Deepen your training skills for agitational leadership development curriculum and prepare for Weeklong Leadership Training. 

WHO: Past weeklong participants that are working to strengthen their local agitational training programs. Priority will be given to people that will train at weeklong in August 2022.
WHEN/WHERE: June 27th-June 30th, Chicago
CONTACT: Laurel Wales, [email protected]



Once you recruit a new leader to your organization, one of the very first things you should do is get them to training as soon as possible! This space is built for just that. It’s a crash course in community organizing for newbies and folks who need a refresher. No previous experience required.

FOCUS: Organizing fundamentals (i.e. Power, Self Interest, One-to-Ones)
 Open to leaders and staff of People’s Action member orgs, partners, and movement allies. 
WHEN: Monthly, starting in July (Start date and details coming soon)
CONTACT: Jenn Carrillo, [email protected]


For organizers and leaders with some experience, who are ready to take their leadership to the next level. This training will employ elements of popular education, presentation, and agitation. Please plan to think deeply about yourself and your public life – what’s working in your organizing now, and what’s not.

WHO: Focus on member organization staff as an opportunity to rebuild our shared practice across the network
WHEN: Dates TBA Soon!
CONTACT: Laurel Wales, [email protected]


  • Virtual T4T: Learn about different training methodologies, build core skills to execute excellent trainings and develop your training practice.
  • Campaign Strategy Training: Learn how to build and run strategic issue campaigns with leaders at the center
  • New Organizer Training: Onboarding training for new organizers joining the network
  • Candidate Pipeline Strategy Training: September
  • Movement Candidate Training: December
  • Agitational T4T:  Late 2022/Early 2023
  • Weeklong Transformational Leadership Training- First Quarter 2023


Please reach out to Laurel Wales, [email protected] for more information or any training related questions.