Common Cause Residential Training

A residential training for communicators, organisers, and leaders of social change, 9th–12th June 2014.

An exciting three days of participatory learning, exploring creative, values-based methods and tools for social or environmental change, tucked away in the hills of beautiful mid-Wales.

If you’re interested in Common Cause and want to learn more about using it, this course is for you!

Understanding values

Gain a deeper understanding of values: learn about current research and academic theory; explore the relationship between values and frames; and enjoy the opportunity to reflect on your values and those embodied in your work.

Using values

Create lasting change for a more sustainable, democratic and just society: explore how to develop and evaluate new campaigns, communications or projects; how to identify positive values interventions and start thinking about how to put this into practice in your day-to-day work, including how to introduce others to these ideas.

Building community

Shared spaces and time outdoors will be at the heart of this course: we believe that movements are built on diverse networks, supportive groups and strong friendships – and where better than the beautiful Welsh hills to make these connections?

Who should come?

You will likely have a systemic analysis and approach to social change, and may already be using values in your work. What is critical is that you:

- Have been introduced to Common Cause, through a workshop and/or reading a publication;
– Are enthusiastic about using Common Cause in your work;
– Are motivated to build alliances with others working for shared goals.

Date & venue

9th -12th June 2014 at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth


Shared (4-bed rooms): £405 pp
Shared (twin rooms): £525 pp
Single rooms: £660

Prices include accommodation, meals and refreshments.


Want to come, but can’t afford it? We will be offering a few full and partial bursaries for people working for small organisations, with networks on a voluntary basis, or in low-income social change work.

There is space on the application form to indicate if you wish to be considered for a bursary.


The course will be facilitated by Pamela McLean from The Surefoot Effect, Rebecca Nestor from Learning for Good and Elena Blackmore, Richard Hawkins, Ralph Underhill, and Bec Sanderson from PIRC.

Detailed programme

Will be circulated before the course.

How to apply

Please download the application form and return it to [email protected]. We’re also happy to send you a form by email or post.

All applications should be received by us no later than April 25th (or April 18th if you are applying for a bursary). We will let you know within 2 weeks whether your application has been successful. If you have applied for a bursary, we will let you know by April 25th if you have been successful.

Want to know more?

If you would like to discuss your participation with one of the workshop organisers please email [email protected].


Common Cause Training 2014 - Application Form

Common Cause Training 2014 - Application Form

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