Finding Common Cause (Training)

A residential workshop for communicators and connectors, February 8th-10th 2012.

Many people have asked for help to bring Common Cause ideas to their organisations and wider networks. This residential workshop will give you the grounding to do so effectively.

If you’re fired up by Common Cause, enjoy communicating and inspiring others, and are connected to a network or large organisation where you could engage others then this is the workshop for you.

At this workshop you will be able to:

  • Consolidate your understanding of Common Cause principles and applications
  • Explore participatory learning and facilitation methods and get ‘hands-on’ with our Common Cause workshop activities
  • Develop practical ideas for engaging others about Common Cause in your network/sector/organisation
  • Become part of a network of Common Cause communicators and catalysers

Who should come?

You could be anyone from the CEO, to a campaigner, or a volunteer to an independent consultant. What is critical is that you are

  1. enthusiastic about using Common Cause ideas in your organisation or sector’s work and in building alliances across the third sector and beyond
  2. see a practical role for yourself in doing this, either as part of your paid work or in a voluntary capacity

You need to have read the Common Cause handbook and/or report, and if you have some prior facilitation experience, all the better.


February 8th-10th 2012. (Arrive 2.30pm Wed 8th, Depart 2.30pm Friday 10th).


Commonwork Study Centre, Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AR.

We’re delighted to be holding the workshop at a venue the vision of which exemplifies Common Cause values. Take a look at the accommodation and at Commonwork’s other work here:


Charitable organisations

  • £395 – Single room
  • £325 – Based on sharing twin room

These prices do not fully cover our costs and we are grateful to WWF-UK for help in meeting these.


  • £595 – Single room
  • £525 – Based on sharing twin room

The workshop is intended primarily for participants in the third sector. However, there is space for a small number of participants from the private sector and we would welcome your participation.

Prices include accommodation, all meals and refreshments.


Want to come, but can’t afford it? We may be able to offer a small number of bursaries for people working for small charities or working with networks on a voluntary basis. Please contact us if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

Workshop leaders/Facilitators:

  • Tom Crompton (WWF-UK, Change Strategist and author Common Cause)
  • Richard Hawkins (Director, PIRC and author The Common Cause Handbook)
  • Casper ter Kuile (Common Cause)
  • Charlotte Millar (WWF-UK, Senior Sustainability Advisor)
  • Ro Randall (Independent trainer, Carbon Conversations project)

Detailed programme:

Will be sent out nearer the time.

Want to know more?

If you would like to discuss your participation with one of the workshop leaders please email Tom Crompton –

To apply for a place

Please fill in the application form (linked below) and return by email to

We will let you know within 2 weeks whether your application has been successful.

Finding Common Cause - Application Form

Finding Common Cause - Application Form

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