CEPA Trainings

In Center for Education Policy & Advocacy, we believe that education is essential to effective organizing. Education is a pillar of the work done by our agency because it allows students to acquire the skills to engage in political organizing on campus. Our most effective form of education happens through trainings; we offer various trainings and workshops to our general body every week, and to any group on campus that requests one.

CEPA trainers will work with student leaders to design trainings that will support the organizing, activism, campaign strategy, and community building work of other RSOs and Agencies. The link to request a training can be found below. The main areas our trainings focus on are: organizing, working effectively in groups, and the impact of identity on organizing work.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about any of the trainings offered and/or if you would like to schedule a training for your organization. We look forward to working with you and your organization.

Some examples of the types of trainings we offer are:


How to Run an Effective Meeting
Relational Organizing
Coalitions: "The Key to Campaign Success"
How To Create a Strategy Chart
Speaking With Your Legislators
History of Student Resistance at UMass

Working Effectively in Groups

Conflict Resolution
How To Have An Effective One-on-One
Understanding Preferred Meeting Styles of Members
Community Agreements: The Foundation of Effective Teams
Setting Goals as Individuals and Teams
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Learning Styles

Impact of Identity on Organizing

Identity Strands
Values Training
The Politics of Listening
Story of Self
Community Culture