Are there things that you would like to change and have you ever thought that you would like to know more about campaigning? If so, then this short course is just for you. By the end of the course you will be able to:
Based on my practical experience from around the world supporting people campaign for policy and practice change, this course will give you an introduction to campaigning and aims to fire your enthusiasm to learn more about how you can campaign for change.
An introductory lecture setting out the objectives for this short course and offers a definition of campaigning re-inforced by the cookie story.
This lecture sets out what campaigning seeks to do with some examples, and introduces the twin track approach and the insider/ outsider routes to campaigning.
This lecture explains how the TEA test can be an invaluable tool for campaigners.
This lecture sets out what makes for a good campaign for change and identifies the key campaigning mechanisms.
This lecture sets out six theories to explain how change happens in society.
This lecture suggests the key qualities that you need to be an effective campaigner.
This lecture concludes this short course and suggests some next steps.
A bonus lecture which explores the value of storytelling to a campaigner
Jonathan is an independent campaigner and teacher supporting charities and not-for-profits to campaign for change around the world . He has built a strong and successful track record of leading successful advocacy campaigns over the past 20 years. He led one of OXFAM GB’s global campaigns, has led successful UK campaigns on refugee and housing issues, and until recently led policy, research and advocacy for the British Red Cross.
He has extensive experience of supporting the development of advocacy campaigns across the world including: the Balkans, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand and across Europe. He was also a visiting lecturer at City University in London on the MA in political communication from 2012-2015.
Among his voluntary roles, Jonathan is Chairman of the Bishop Simeon Trust (supporting orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa) and National Vice Chair of City of Sanctuary (building a national movement in defence of asylum seekers and refugees).
Born in South Africa, he was educated at Durham (BA Hons History), Leicester (PGCE), Loughborough (MBA) and City (PG Certificate in Academic Practice) universities. He is a qualified teacher and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.