Sheila Mc Kechnie Foundation

Campaign Workshops - The Sheila McKechnie Foundation

Blog post   •   Mar 05, 2012 23:46 GMT

SMK runs a series of one-day introductory level campaign workshops throughout the UK to equip people with the skills to bring about change at a local or national level.

Who are they for?

These workshops are geared towards beginner campaigners.  The day provides the opportunity to find out how to develop a campaign strategy and identify the key skills needed to run an effective campaign. They are suitable for those interested in influencing the policy decisions that affect their community or the people their organisation supports.

Participants may already be involved at a basic level of campaigning or just getting started - whether someone is challenging local authority social care changes or protesting against a local incinerator - if they want practical information and advice about the next steps, then a campaign workshop is for them.

The workshops fill up quickly and priority places are given to those individuals who have the least experience in campaigning, have the fewest resources, and need support in developing their campaign/issue further. These workshops are not suitable for experienced campaigners.

What will you learn?

The day will provide:

  • Insight into the successful features of a campaign.
  • Sessions on the key steps in planning a campaign.
  • Examples of successful campaigns from a range of different sectors
  • An opportunity to consult experts such as experienced campaigners, MPs and journalists on how to put your theories into practise.
  • A chance to meet other campaigners working to make change in your area.

Find out here what the day provided for a previous workshop attendee.

Upcoming workshops

Birmingham, 16th March 2012
Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF
Birmingham Workshop Registration Form

Speakers: John Hemming, MP for Birmingham Yardley; Paul Fulford, Communities Content Editor at the Birmingham Mail; Harmit Kambo, SMK.

Poster for Birmingham workshop here.

Manchester, 27th April 2012
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS
Manchester Workshop Registration Form

Poster for Manchester workshop here.


Please complete the relevant registration form and return to Mustafa Korel or to the address at the bottom of this page.


There is a £10 commitment fee for each workshop.

Lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have access needs or dietary requirements please let Mustafa know when you register.

Please either sign up to our e-bulletin or check this page regularly for announcements of future workshops.

This project is supported by Department for Communities and Local Government under the Empowerment Fund.