TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2 - 4 PM
This training is an opportunity for organizations that have been funded to do voter engagement to get up-to-speed on election data. We will review key performance indicators, look at community data to guide group goals, and review data submission systems.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 10 AM - 12 PM
Presented by the reimagine collective
Learn what lessons we can take away from the 2020 general election. We will dig into scenario planning, looking at what tools are available to your organizers, and how to equip the community with best practices. We will also look at potential threats to Texas voters, assess how we should use Vote-by-Mail and how to help folks track their vote.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 3 - 4:30 PM
Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of how public narratives are formed, how they work, and how those working for social change can influence narratives that support a vision for a just world. Following the completion of this training, participating organizations will be invited to join a Houston in Action network-wide Narrative Working Group.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 3:30 - 5 PM
Attendees will leave with specific tools and actions to use in their digital organizing and broaden relationships among their base. The session will end with planning a “funnel” or "ladder of engagement" two-week digital plan for an event.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 3:30 - 5 PM
Attendees will learn about finding their distinctive voice online, as well as the ins and outs of creating content efficiently, quickly, and meaningfully. The session will end with learning how to plan a week of content together.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 3:30 - 5 PM
Attendees will learn to identify key audiences, how and when to reach them, and how to use this as a starting point for building a communications plan specific to their campaigns to maximize impact and effectively define strategies and tactics. Attendees will leave with a template communications plan outline and questions to help identify key audiences.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 3:30 - 5 PM
Attendees will learn the differences between Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed) submissions and Letters to the Editor, how to use them, how and where to submit them, and how to plan and write successful Op-Eds. Session will include a practice workshop and breakout sessions.
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 3:30 - 5 PM
Attendees will practice pivoting during interviews and leave with working materials to prepare and support them in high-intensity interview conditions. This session is good for those looking to hone their interview skills and prepare for potentially difficult interviews, whether in-person, live, on- or off- camera, or virtual.
We have recordings for our Fundamentals of Organizing Series and other recent trainings available for you to review on our website. You can find links to these trainings below:
If you have any questions or would like to co-host a training session with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For the latest information on Houston in Action training, be sure to visit houstoninaction.org/training.