Events and Training
The Training Conference Sites are listed on the website for your information only. All arrangements regarding accommodations will be made through the Gamaliel Office. If you have special needs please list them on the training registration or call the Gamaliel Office at – 312 357-2639
Therapy Animals at Gamaliel Trainings:
Your attendance at a Gamaliel event with a “therapy” animal is subject to site restrictions and requires the approval of your Gamaliel Sponsor. You will need a prescription letter from a licensed doctor or therapist to be able to legally categorize your animal as an emotional support animal. Please call the Gamaliel office at – 312 357-2639 for training specific information and requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.