Events and Training

Update on Gamaliel NLT Nashville 2020

We regret to say the Spring Nashville training is officially cancelled. We had arranged with our training site in Nashville for dates in November but those dates are no longer feasible for an on-site training.

Therefore, I have instructed our Gamaliel Finance Manager, Ms. Regina Mahone, to refund all registration fees collected for the Spring training. If you have any concerns about the refunds please contact Regina directly at and please cc me at

Information regarding our online training will be available by the end of the month. Please note, in order to maintain the interactive nature of our trainings, the online training has a much smaller capacity for participants so the application process will require prior approval of your staff organizers. Please check with your organizer for more details as they become available.


Sister Cheryl Liske

Gamaliel offers more than 100 training events each year:

National Leadership Training

This 7-day residential training presents the concepts and tools an effective leader needs. It affords participants the opportunity to reflect on their present and future roles in the public arena. The method is Socratic. The style is agitational. 3 trainings are offered yearly.


Organizer Retreats

Gamaliel holds several professional organizer retreats for our network staff, including the Organizers of Color table, the Training for Trainers, and various other staff development sessions.

Clergy Training

This 3-day training conducted by and for the Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus includes tools, concepts, and methodologies for becoming effective in balancing the demands of their own institutions with issues in their neighborhood and community. It also provides a supportive network of clergy experiencing similar demands.

National Leadership Conference / International Leadership Assembly

Affiliate presidents and leaders, leadership from our national tables and campaigns, and other key staff gather once a year or as needed. In addition, periodically Gamaliel calls an International Leadership Assembly, or ILA, attended by leaders and staff from across the network including our allied organizations in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Issue Convening

As needed, campaigns will gather key leaders, staff, and partners for planning meetings and strategy sessions. For example, The Civil Rights of Immigrants campaign typically gathers key leaders at least once per year to plan strategy.


The word comes from South Africa and means "She who walks with lions and carries her own things." This is a women’s leadership training program conducted by and for women. It is designed to present ideas and concepts for becoming effective and powerful leaders, to provide a support network for women, and to help women overcome the internal and external obstacles they face daily.

Local Training

Day or weekend training programs are conducted locally at each of Gamaliel's affiliates. These trainings either introduce new leaders to the basic concepts of organizing or develop established leaders in outreach, civic engagement, power analysis, and recruitment. Contact your local Gamaliel organizer or state director for more details.


Advanced Leadership / Strategic Campaigns Training

This 5-day program is offered once biannually to 75 top leaders. The ALT combines a deeper level of agitation with storytelling, power analysis, fundraising, communications, and other organizing skills. This program is designed to challenge and equip leaders to assume major responsibilities within their organizations.

Custom Training Sessions

Organizations as varied as the National Urban League, Jobs with Justice, TASH and others have asked Gamaliel to provide custom training sessions for their members. If you are interested in a custom training session for your organization, please send an email to