Women’s Advocacy
Leadership Training

August 2–3, 2018
Durango, Colorado


Deadline for sign up
extended to JUNE 30, 2018


…yourself and others about
best grassroots practices



…your community in
real effective change



Improve your
activism toolbox


“What helps us face the mess we’re in is the knowledge that each of us has something significant to offer, a contribution to make. In rising to the challenge of playing our best role, we discover something precious that both enriches our lives and adds to the healing of our world.”

– Joanna Macy

Many thanks to our event sponsor!

Join Great Old Broads for Wilderness for a two-day workshop for women to deepen leadership, advocacy, and grassroots organizing skills for conservation, social justice, and community change.

Based on Broads’ successful leadership training program, emphasis is placed on the power of storytelling, relationship development, and program evaluation strategies. These techniques can be applied to a variety of activism activities.

WHEN: August 2–3, 2018
WHERE: Durango Nature Studies, Durango, CO
COST: $325—includes snacks, lunch, all workshop materials, and a membership to Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

The Women’s Advocacy Leadership Training includes:

  • An overview of the environmental justice movement, history, and rise in grassroots advocacy
  • An introduction to grassroots organizing models and the cycle of advocacy
  • Hands-on, interactive, and real-time practice of each strategy
  • Effective leadership strategies for collective organizing and action
  • A certificate of grassroots training hours upon completion


  • Storytelling for change: Public narrative writing, sharing, and use
  • Relationship development, house meetings, and action planning
  • Power mapping: resource identification, power players, and place
  • Communications: How to be an effective communicator with all players at the table
  • Tips on letter writing, call campaigns, and lobbying
  • How to get through the red tape: understanding policy and how to read between the lines

Designed for women who:

  • Want to make a difference and create effective change for the environment or their community
  • Believe our wild public lands benefit from collective advocacy for protection
  • Are ready to learn about or improve on effective grassroots organizing strategies
  • Feel fired up, inspired, have a story to tell, and are ready for positive action
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