Sign up today for Action Circles’ Webinar Series and 2022 Academy! Both of these training opportunities are focused on advocacy and strategic thinking for the legislative process and beyond, and we hope you’ll join us.

Scholarship Available for the 2022 Action Circles Academy Series!

We are pleased to share that the Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club has offered to cover the cost of registration for one individual to attend the 2022 Academy Series. One of the goals of the Action Circles Model of Organizing is to “build solidarity among people who are oppressed or are suffering an injustice”. In order to help advance that goal, this scholarship is reserved for a Vermonter who represents a historically underserved community. If you or someone you know is interested in taking advantage of this sponsorship opportunity, please contact [email protected].

2022 Webinar Series: Vermont Advocacy & the Budget Process

This webinar series runs through the month of February via Zoom every Friday from 12:15 – 1:00pm. Each webinar costs $25, and participants can either sign up for single webinars or for the full series.

  • January 21st: Vermont Legislative Website Tour & Tips
  • January 28th: Action Circles Open Office Hour (FREE)
  • February 4th: Vermont Legislative Process
  • February 11th: Change Your Story with a Happy Ending
  • February 18th: Strategic Thinking for the Legislative Process
  • February 25th: Action Circles Open Office Hour (FREE)

Winter 2022 Action Circles Academy Series:

Learn how to use advocacy to build your organization’s strength, capacity, and success!

The Winter 2022 Action Circles Academy is a series of six classes from February 15th to April 5th where participants will learn how to apply the Action Circles advocacy model to build leadership, develop a compelling message about your issue, and engage supporters at all levels. Whether you are an experienced advocate or someone who is new to an issue or campaign, this series provides an opportunity to network and develop new knowledge and leadership skills with Amy Shollenberger, who has more than 20 years of grassroots organizing, policy, and political issue campaign experience.

All classes are 4:00 – 6:30 PM. Classes will be held on the following Tuesdays: February 15th, February 22nd, March 8th, March 15th, March 29th, April 5th.

Classes will be in-person at a location TBD in Montpelier. This course is limited to 10 people, so be sure to register today! Registration will close once the max capacity is reached. Participants must be either fully vaccinated or masked.