Spokesperson Training

This training presentation prepares participants for talking to the media, with the goal of developing them into effective spokespeople for the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign.

People’s Convention Facilitator’s Guide (excerpts)

These three Facilitator’s Guides were created for and used at Vermont’s People’s Convention for Human Rights in 2012. The Problem Tree workshop gets participants to map out their experiences of the human rights crisis in their communities and to identify the root causes of these problems.  For Facilitator’s Guide, click here. The Principled Vision workshop […]

Human Rights Principles and Vision Workshop – Facilitator’s Guide

A facilitation guide for a workshop that presents the human rights framework as a way to articulate our vision for a different kind of world and to increase our understanding of the human rights principles. The idea of the workshop is to “exercise the muscle” in our brains that helps us think about these principles […]

Human Rights Tree Workshop

This exercise is designed to get folks thinking about the root causes of the problems they experience and see in their workplaces and communities, and to introduce the concept of doing “root work” to transform the underlying systems.

Teeter Totter

This exercise is designed to get participants wrestling with how power relationships work in our society.  It offers a simple way to understand how decisions are made in our current political system and how that changes when we organize.

Process Tools Handout

This table, produced by the Vermont Workers’ Center, offers a great collection of team building and meeting facilitation tools for making sure that all voices and perspectives are heard, collecting feedback, building relationships, arriving at consensus, and lots more.

Door Knocking Training

This training, prepared by Put People First! PA, is intended to prepare members for participating in a door knocking drive. It reviews the purpose of door knocking, the goals of a particular drive, a rap or plan for an organizing conversation, the materials included in a door knocking kit, and a role play which clarifies […]

Anatomy of an Organizing Conversation

This document, produced by the Vermont Workers’ Center, describes the five parts of an effective and structured organizing conversation when talking to new people about the organization and its campaign.

Stories Project – Guide to Getting Video Testimonies

This guide, produced by the Vermont Workers’ Center, provides best practices for collecting Healthcare Is a Human Right video testimonials that speak to both personal struggles with the current health care system as well as visions for a universal health care system.

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign Policy Positions Worksheet

This policy training tool was designed to help Vermont Workers’ Center members to better link their own healthcare stories to the HCHR Campaign’s collectively agreed policy positions, thus enabling members to communicate and advocate for policy positions in a more compelling and effective way.

The Path Walked by a Leader

This flow chart tracks the progress of a member from initial contact with the organization through active membership and eventually leadership in the organization.

People’s Recipe Ingredients – Key Points for Facilitators

The People’s Recipe was developed by the Vermont Workers’ Center through their Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign and the Put People First campaign, and by learning from other people’s organizations and movements.  The People’s Recipe highlights the key ingredients of the Vermont Workers’ Center’s organizing model.  This resource provides a brief definition and key […]

Solidarity School Facilitator’s Guide 2011

This resource provides a comprehensive guide and agenda for facilitators of the Vermont Workers’ Center’s Solidarity School, a two-day organizing and political education workshop held annually since 2007.

Vermont Workers’ Center People’s Toolkit

This is a comprehensive guide to assist Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign members in answering common questions, applying the human rights principles, evaluating legislative proposals and advocating with legislators.