OUR WORKSHOPS

At the core of WiLD Project workshops is an approach utilizing five basic organizing leadership practices that draw upon a rich history of community organizing, social movements, and campaigns. This framework is taught at the Harvard Kennedy School by Dr. Marshall Ganz, a celebrated civil rights organizer, and has been adapted in cultures and contexts launching grassroots efforts around the world.

Participants are intentionally recruited in small groups of 5-7 people where they will learn together and explore campaigns that will make a meaningful impact within their own organization, community, or cause. Each participant will learn the following five practices with the goal of returning home to apply their learnings:

  1. How to articulate a story of why you were called to lead, a story of those whom you hope to mobilize, and a story of action: self, us, and now.
  2. How to build intentional relationships as the foundation of purposeful collective actions.
  3. How to structure a team with shared purpose, ground rules and roles for effective leadership.
  4. How to strategize turning resources into the power to achieve clear goals.
  5. How to translate strategy into measurable, motivational, and effective action.

The workshops are coordinated by Dan Grandone, who brings 20 years of experience as a community organizer and leadership trainer. Dan has adapted this framework in cultures and contexts across the country and internationally, and served as a Teaching Fellow with Professor Ganz. Additional trainers are recruited from the Leading Change Network—a global community of practice with extensive experience leading workshops.

A priority of the WiLD Project is building capacity of new trainers in this framework. Since launching, we’ve seen the growth of an expanding number of Wisconsin trainers who with coaching support have taken an active role in leading training sessions!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

WiLD Academy – Online Course

January 28, 2021 - April 8, 2021

TRAINERS

Trainers are recruited from the Leading Change Network, a global community of practice that brings extensive organizing experience in leading workshops and developing local training capacity. A growing cohort of Wisconsin trainers have taken active roles in facilitating workshops—and over one hundred facilitators have developed to lead small group work.

Dan Grandone is a trainer for WiLD Project workshops, which offer leadership development to Wisconsin organizers running grassroots campaigns for an organization, community, or cause.

DAN GRANDONE

Founder and Coordinator

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Nneka Akubeze is a trainer for WiLD Project workshops, which offer leadership development to Wisconsin organizers running grassroots campaigns for an organization, community, or cause.

NNEKA AKUBEZE

Trainer

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Abel Cano is a trainer for WiLD Project workshops, which offer leadership development to Wisconsin organizers running grassroots campaigns for an organization, community, or cause.

ABEL R. CANO

Trainer

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Jacob Waxman is a trainer for WiLD Project workshops, which offer leadership development to Wisconsin organizers running grassroots campaigns for an organization, community, or cause.

JACOB WAXMAN

Trainer

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KORTNI MALONE

Trainer

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