Advanced Training of Trainers (ADTOT) | Training For Change

This symbol indicates an upcoming workshop

Advanced Training of Trainers (ADTOT)

This advanced workshop is for trainers wanting to deepen their skills in service of social justice movements. Building upon tools and concepts from our Training for Trainers, this workshop is about expanding your self-awareness as a facilitator; advanced group dynamics around diversity, conflict, and strong emotions; and exposure to bold training tools. This workshop is for trainers seeking to explore their own range and abilities and who want concrete tools to deepen their craft.

You must have attended a Training for Trainers (formerly called Training for Social Action Trainers, TSAT) to be eligible to apply for this workshop.

Applications are closed.

As a participant, you will...
  • Practice bold facilitation approaches in a supportive setting
  • Learn about advanced group dynamics and related tools
  • Receive in-depth support on your learning goals
  • Meet and learn from trainers from a range of experiences and contexts

This workshop is sliding scale, $150-$2,000, and includes meals and housing for those who request it. The true cost is $2,000 per participant. Our sliding scale honors different abilities to pay while helping us compensate trainers, staff, and accessibility providers fairly. We ask organizations and individuals with large budgets to pay at the higher rates to support the sustainability of this program and help us accept folks who pledge lower amounts. We acknowledge the different costs and considerations around your attendance, including childcare/caregiving, time away from paid work, and more, and we offer lower fee options for participants who are not able to pay at a higher rate.

Who Should Apply?
  • Graduates of the Training for Trainers workshop (formerly, Training for Social Action Trainers)
  • Those actively training and facilitating in relationship to social justice organizing and movement building
  • Trainers wanting to increase awareness and skills around group dynamics
  • Trainers and facilitators open to self-reflection and self-awareness
Workshop Format
  • Day One – 5:30-9:30PM (dinner provided)
  • Day Two – 9:00AM – 9:00PM* (breakfast offered before session, lunch and dinner provided)
  • Day Three – 9:00AM – 9:00PM* (breakfast offered before session, lunch and dinner provided)
  • Day Four – 9:00AM – 4:00PM (breakfast offered before session, lunch provided)

* We ask applicants hold evening times on days 2 and 3 for possible evening workshop sessions. Exact times for particular workshops will be shared before the training.

The workshop is designed as an experiential package with each session building on the previous one. To create the best learning environment possible, WE DO NOT ALLOW PARTIAL ATTENDANCE – you must commit to take the entire workshop. Though the hours can be long, we’ve found that our training style helps keep people engaged and energized. We provide short and extended breaks within our agenda, including breaks during meal times, and encourage participants to take care of themselves so that they can stay fully present. Please contact us in advance if you have questions about the hours or format of this workshop.

Application and Acceptance Process

We aim to confirm participants at least a month before the training, when possible. We’re mindful that folks coming from out of town need time to book travel, and we’ll follow up as soon as possible about your application status. Please don’t book travel or accommodations until we confirm registration. We’re committed to accepting a diverse group for each training and to supporting folks with less access to resources to attend. Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, working class folks, and folks from less-resourced organizations are encouraged to apply. We prioritize applicants with clear groups, projects, or organizations back home to apply what they learn.

If you’d prefer to apply by phone instead of online, there is a phone number included in the application.

Childcare & Caregiver Support

We have limited cash stipends available for parents and caregivers arranging care back home, to make the workshop more accessible. Stipends are offered on an as-needed basis. Some workshop offerings include on-site childcare; please refer to the application for childcare options for particular workshops.

Public Health Protocol

We set transparent health protocol for each workshop for everyone’s safety. Our protocol includes requests and requirements around covid vaccination, masking, testing, and what to do in the event of exposure. Please check the application for the specific protocol for a particular workshop.