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Trainings, Workshops and Strategy Sessions
CHEJ offers trainings, workshops and strategy sessions to train groups on skills, such as fundraising or media outreach, or to help groups learn about an issue and share information with other groups working on the same issue.
CHEJ Group Training Conference Calls
Once a month, an hour-long lunch time conference call is held for CHEJ group members. The subject changes each month based upon a survey of group members needs. For instance, CHEJ calls have focused on these topics:
- Understanding & Using Social Media–Facebook, Twitter and Blogs;
- Successful Fundraising Events and Grant Writing; and
- The Pros & Cons of Conducting A Health Study in Your Community.
Non-group members are welcome to participate in one complimentary CHEJ training call. To have access to all training calls, please consider joining CHEJ as a community group, or making an individual donation of $100 or more.
CHEJ Leadership Training Academy
CHEJ Academy trainings are based on the needs of groups, whether it is a regional multi-issue training to provide skills development or an issue-focused strategy session. Once a training has been established on an issue or skills set with interested groups, a CHEJ Trainer will set up a committee of participating group leaders and consult with them on the agenda, date and facility. Each workshop will be one to three days long. Each will be tailored to the needs of the groups and the level of knowledge of the groups in the room. The Academy’s overarching goal is to provide training, information and resources for groups to better address their immediate local problems and connect them with other groups working on similar issues.
“Citizens who are facing losses in health and property values, caused by well-financed polluters, too often lose their battles while going through the ‘learning curve.’ There is so much they need to know immediately: science, legal processes, organizing and fundraising. CHEJ is needed to give people a fighting chance.” Jim Pirko, Regional Environmental Alliance for Community Health, OH
The Organizing to Win training curriculum features workshops on the Basics of Organizing, Developing a Campaign Strategy, Mobilizing Your Membership and Creating and Building Coalitions.
The Education & Publicity training curriculum includes workshops on Messaging and Framing, Media Events & Outreach and Social Media & On-Line Organizing.
The Building Strong, Sustainable Organizations training curriculum features workshops on Leadership, Organizational and Board Development, Member, Donor & Events Fundraising, Creating Budgets & Fundraising Plans, Organizational Infrastructure, Youth Leadership Development, Diversity Leadership Development and Strategic Planning.
The Academy also provides Strategy Sessions on campaign strategy planning and building coalitions on a range of issues.
The Protecting Children’s Health track holds sessions for groups working on greening schools to address indoor air pollution, nearby toxic sites and hazardous air emissions and to obtain green purchasing programs.
The Health-Protective Cleanups track holds sessions for groups seeking action on water and air pollution reduction, toxic waste, nuclear and solid waste sites.
The Promoting Safe & Clean Energy track holds sessions for groups working on hydrofracturing, mountain top removal, coal plants, nuclear reactors, waste-to-energy plants, climate change and safe and clean energy.
The Building a Green Economy track holds sessions for groups working on healthy & safe products, green purchasing, chemical policy reform and pollution prevention.