|"Social change can actually happen! There is theory and research and guidance for community organising! The strategy modeling was the best and refreshing ways to look at activism and change in the community."|
"When we got to the campaign, it all made sense."
"I feel heaps more confident more skills to work with, break campaign down into smaller pieces, work on campaigns more strategically."
"I've undergone various training workshops but none to this calibre an excellent blend of fun, learning, challenges and materials."
"Power mapping and critical path analysis were great. Lots of community groups lack these skills. Its wicked!"
"When you stop learning, you stop growing. For social movements and organisations to grow and develop, they need to lean from their successes and failures. The Change Agency have played an key role in helping Greenpeace to do this, to reflect on our work, to focus on what is effective, and to map out some exciting new strategic directions. They've supported our staff and volunteers with some great practical training on campaign strategy, and, of course, they've been a joy to work with." John Hepburn, Outreach Manager, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
"Having such sound facilitation is vital to: focus minds, cut through complicated issues, draw out the commonalities and develop joined up campaigning which is a challenge for large, democratic grassroots organisations operating in a complex, constantly changing reality. Campaigners were really positive to how the workshops were structured and delivered under tight time-constraints and ambitious agendas. We would not hesitate to recommend The Change Agency." Joe Zacune, Climate campaigner, Friends of the Earth International, November 2007
"I know what the Change Agency can do, but I was still amazed to see 23 kuchu (LGBTI) activists from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya, speaking at least three different languages, all get that "ah ha" moment when they realised how they could use the training in their campaigns for sexuality rights." Dave Copeman, Amnesty International Campaigner, East Africa, November 2007
"I wanted to express how grateful I was for the experience to work with Sam and James. It was very special for me to interact with a part of social movements that I feel a lot of affinity with. I also think tCA shows a great example of 'best practice' in regard to organisational interactions. We at the AYCC have benefited immensely from working with you not just in your capacity as trainers, and the learning that was facilitated, but also with tCA as an organisation." - Ben Margetts, Australian Youth Climate Coalition October 2007
"I have used the critical path exercise with a group of organisers and it worked a TREAT! It helped us to develop a plan for our team as organisers were able to work back from the vision, and actually see the steps they would have take to move our team further along in line with the Branch's strategic plan - this has formed the basis of our team plan." Louise Judge, CPSU/CSA
"I want to thank you both for the huge contribution I believe you're making to the peace/activist movement. The materials you have collected/written and made freely available on your website are excellent. I've been delighted to spread info about them among the peace movement and within my own organisation ... You play a key role, you espouse peace and you model what you espouse. Thank you." Chris Henderson, WILPF member and Editor, Peace and Freedom, WILPF Australia journal
"Facilitation: 5/5! Dont let it go to your heads, guys, but I thought the facilitation was great." Craig (Blue Mountains)