theories of change

Our campaigns for a better world take place in a context, and reflect social and political realities and trends. This workshop challenges participants to ask critical ‘big picture’ questions about change, and engages them in reflection and dialogue. The workshop is inspired by Greg Speeter’s urging that “social change agents need to have some sort of theory of social change which guides their actions and efforts. Even before one sets about deciding on a set of goals for an organization … one first has to have a theory about how change will occur as a guide to setting those goals.”

We all have a theory of change, but rarely take time to articulate or share it. Participants generally find this a powerful experience that guides their future approach to campaigning.