Zonal Leadership Development Workshop

Living Free has spread its roots to over 65 cities in the past 5 years introducing multiple varieties of outreach models and has reached out to over 1 million people in the process making Living Free the largest vegan advocacy network in the country!

There are so many cities in the Living Free family that are well developed and are active in their city and doing a plethora of activities in their city that make the audience’s jaw drop, while stimulating their mind to make a change in their consumption patterns. We also have a few cities that have just started outreach and who have requested to have a formal training in conducting outreach and knowing the intricate nature of vegan advocacy.

We, at FIAPO, as always, thought of addressing these needs of many cities across the country who were in need of this training. Keeping in mind our expertise in advocacy/ campaigning and the expertise of leaders in different zones of the country, we have put together a training scheme for activists in different parts of the country so that everyone is given the opportunity to attend the training and become better activists for the animals!

In order to fulfill this need, we have divided the country into 8 different zones, each zone having anywhere from 2-5 states. The zone-wise split of different states in the country where training will be happening is shown in the table (the zone and the city where the training will happen will be decided a month before the workshop).

There will be 8 modules (+ region specific needs will be addressed) that will be conducted in 2 phases in each zone. So, the first phase will include these modules:

  • Building rapport – with strangers, activists and government officials
  • Building a local activist group
  • Planning a successful vegan advocacy campaign in your city
  • Conducting large scale vegan outreach events – Vegan Fests, Cube of Truth, Earthlings Experience, Protests, Rallies, Demonstrations, Truth on Wheels

The second phase will cover a part of outreach, but taking it to a larger audience and the other part of the second phase will cover aspects of emotional intelligence. These are the  modules that will be covered as part of the second phase of the zonal training:

  • Working with media – digital and print
  • Getting your group registered as an organisation/ trust/ society
  • Conflict resolution
  • Activist self-care – Preventing burnouts

We have created this scheme based on what a grassroots activist and a grassroots activist group should know to be extremely efficient for the animals!

Some of the awesome things about the training:

  1. It is completely free of cost
  2. Trainers will be from FIAPO and they will take the help of resource people who are well versed in one or many of these skills that are taught through each of these modules
  3. It will be a great networking opportunity for activists in one city to communicate with activists from different cities in the same zone
  4. Understand the demographic similarities and differences in each zone and work on crafting a system of messaging to suits the needs of people in the said demographic.
State Zone (Training)
J&K

1

8 modules +/- region specific training

HP
UK
PB
HR
Delhi

2

8 modules +/- region specific training

UP
Bihar
Jharkhand

3

8 modules +/- region specific training

Chattisgarh
WB
Orissa
MP

4

8modules +/- region specific training

MH
RJ

5

8 modules +/- region specific training

GJ
AP

6

8 modules +/- region specific training

TL
KA
KL
TN
Sikkim

7

8 modules +/- region specific training

Assam
Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Tripura

8

8 modules +/- region specific training