Grassroots Leader Certification
Three immersive full training days devoted to help you become a grassroots leader.
Participants who have completed the Grassroots Activist and Community Mobilizer Certifications are invited to join other community leaders in their state for a multi-day, intensive boot camp training on leadership, strategy, and tactics. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills to become a top-level volunteer, organize an issue campaign, or pursue a career in grassroots activism.
BECOME A GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
Join an exclusive group of activists in your state and participate in our immersive 3-day program. While onsite participants will learn how to develop an effective strategy, work with legislators, and lead organizing efforts in their own communities.
Level 1 – Grassroots Activist Certification
Level 2 – Grassroots Organizer Certification
Who Gets Certified?
Community leaders and influencers who are passionate about advancing a free and open society, or looking to pursue a career in grassroots activism.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
You can’t beat a plan without a plan of your own. In this session, you will understand the relationships and differences between a mission, vision, and goals. You’ll also learn a holistic process for developing strategies to achieve your desired outcomes.
Cutting the Issue
Grassroots campaigns often fail because they don’t clearly identify or explain specific policy changes. In this session, we will discuss how to take a big idea and slim it down to clear, achievable agenda items.
Know The Place, Know The Players
Before you can create sweeping changes to policy, you must know your community’s stance on a particular effort and embrace a thinking big and acting small mindset. In this training, we discuss how culture influences politics and how you can leverage this as a tactic needed to advance a policy by embracing the Overton Window theory.
This course is a principled approach for social change. You’ll learn why maximizing peace, civility, and well-being where people succeed by helping others is the greatest opportunity towards improving the lives of others, including the least-fortunate.
This course offers tactical insights for grassroots leaders as they advance their issue campaigns. You will come away understanding how to plan a ground game and how to incorporate useful tools and tricks.
Federal & State Legislative Process: How A Bill Really Becomes A Law
This course is a guide for understanding the legislative process at the Federal and State level. We will also discuss tools for tracking legislation.
Building a Digital Campaign
You will understand the value of digital activism, how to engage and drive more interactions with social content, and learn the tools necessary to build a digital campaign.
Grassroots leaders seeking the advancement of an issue often rely upon various events to get their message out to the broader community. This course consists of best practices for organizing, promoting, and managing successful grassroots events.
How to Kill A Bill
This class will examine each stage at which you can impact the content and outcome of legislation you oppose or support.
Learn how to use information to help push your narrative and identify cronyism on issues. In addition you will learn how to file FIOA requests to seek out information from your state government.
Street Theatre and Public Performance
This course will utilize the different methods of street theatre and craft ways to promote pro-liberty causes through public performance. You will also learn the benefits of engaging the public through performance and craft your own demonstration, protest, or street theatre performance.
We will discuss why perception is reality in the world of messaging. We will work to hone the skills of articulate effective messaging to be able to cut through the noise of the world.
You will learn best practices for media relations, media strategy, tools needed for securing media coverage, and how to communicate a powerful message during interviews.
Overcoming the Objections
This session will help you understand how sales techniques help potential volunteers to commit to a cause and how to find their strengths. In this program, learn how to ask the “right” questions to identify and overcome hesitations. This training will also identify the common mistakes when recruiting a volunteer.
In this session, you will learn how your organization can build support within the community by giving people an opportunity to “invest” or “buy in” to your issue campaign.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The day of your class, be ready to learn and engage. Before we start, you’ll have time to network with leaders like yourself and share a meal. Over the course of the event, we ask that you fully participate by asking questions and sharing your experience – this isn’t just a lecture!