Need a training, strategic support, or an injection of creative energy?
Our seasoned trainers are standing by! We offer everything from a one-hour introductory webinar to a week-long intensive, all tailored to your needs, in a highly experiential framework rooted in popular education.
Beautiful Trouble signature trainings
Time for an injection of outside-the-box thinking to jumpstart your direct action or campaign?
Dive deep into Beautiful Trouble’s signature toolbox of tactics, drawn from all over the world and develop an action with your own special sauce. We offer support to go out into the streets and actually *do* it. (Then debrief!)
Analyze what makes actions succeed or fail by exploring real-life case studies, yours and others from history.
Use the Beautiful Trouble Card Deck to rapidly prototype creative action ideas
Build group cohesion through theater games, role play, and embodied activities
Tailor your action design and messaging to connect with your audience and have maximum impact on your target
Want to, um, win? Let us help you.
Put your campaign under our “macroscope!” Let us guide you through a SWOT Matrix, do a narrative power analysis, re-test your theory of change, consider additional points of intervention, and build a strategic escalation plan.
We can support your group’s capacity to:
Identify your strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities
Develop an inside/outside strategy
Choose tactics that support your strategy
Build people power for long-term wins
Continuously assess & innovate your campaign strategy
Develop an organization-wide commitment to direct action and risk-taking
Need to increase your tactical safety for upcoming street actions?
These interactive sessions will equip you with tools, tips and skills to support effective action such as:
Tactical leadership to handle real-time threats and escalation
Increased comfort level by rehearsing conflict situations
De-escalation and assertive intervention
Action preparation, planning, and deployment
Fill out a quick inquiry form and let’s talk!
We can custom design a training to fit your needs.
We can customize and/or combine our three main trainings to fit your organization’s needs, from ½-day workshop to a 5-day intensive.
We offer a full spectrum of learning engagements, from classroom drop-ins to conference workshops and keynotes.
Training of Trainers
We can help train the next wave of trainers for your expanding movement, up-skill your in-house facilitation team, or even partner with you to design your own training curriculum.
Mentorship & Coaching
We provide 1-on-1 or small group mentoring to help you identify strategic challenges and opportunities, and build capacity for the long haul.
“Thanks to Beautiful Trouble’s guidance and innovative toolbox, we transformed our organizational culture to more deeply integrate nonviolent action, becoming profoundly more effective change agents in the process.”
—Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc
Grounded in a popular education approach, our trainings equip grassroots changemakers with the core strategies and tactics in Beautiful Trouble’s toolbox, helping participants become more creative and effective. We prioritize working with groups led by people of color, women, gender-nonconforming folx, and systemically marginalized communities; and strive to create safe, inclusive, supportive, and liberatory environments in which transformative learning, personal growth and collective solidarity can flourish.