Free online training for activists / advocates



I found out about this:

"Action Research and Evaluation Online (AREOL) is a 14-week online
course offered twice a year as a public service.

Action research is a reflective process of progressive problem solving
led by individuals working with others in teams or as part of a
"community of practice" to improve the way they address issues and
solve problems. Action research can also be undertaken by larger
organizations or institutions, assisted or guided by professional
researchers, with the aim of improving their strategies, practices,
and knowledge of the environments within which they practice.

I can see great scope for incorporating more of this into campaigns,
to avoid the temptation to move from one campaign to another without
time for reflection and to ensure that lessons are learnt - although
it probably has relevance to anyone in any line of work.

It's an online course with apparently a high volume of email traffic,
and the next course starts in a week's time.!

For further information about joining see:

Action Research online course

Go gettem, activists! :victory: :victory:

Rachel xx


Senior Member
Interesting idea, Rachel. I have long thought that we might be able to learn from advocates in other fields, whatever they are. Maybe those of us who can investigate these kinds of things can summarize the lessons for those of us who cannot.


Eastern High Sierra
This sounds so good! Thanks, Rachel. Depending on the time commitment (and I see that the first session helps students figure out if they'll be able to do it) I would love to take this course now or someday. Bookmarking!