Progress X

Progress X is a series of side events of Progress 2017, being held for the first time this year on Monday 5th June at Melbourne Town Hall.

With a number of carefully designed workshops, full-day courses, project launches and sector-themed catch-ups, Progress X gives you the opportunity to come together on the eve of the landmark Progress conference to deepen your skills in a specialised area, network with fellow civil-society advocates and support the launch of new initiatives. 

Here’s a glimpse of what’s planned so far — with more workshops, sector-themed catch-ups and social events to be announced throughout April.


Words that win: finding the language that works best for your campaigns and crowd

Intensive messaging workshop with Anat Shenker-Osorio
11.00am – 4.30pm Monday 5th June

Anat Shenker-Osorio is a world recognised communications expert, whose work across American civil society has improved organisations’ public communication on issues as diverse as tax, immigration, prison reform, work and worker’s rights and much more – often shifting the public narrative on those issues.

* Available exclusively to Progress 2017 ticket holders *

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Networked change: reinventing advocacy campaigns to win in the 21st century

Practical workshop with international guests Jason Mogus and Tom Liacas
11.00am – 4.30pm Monday 5th June

Today’s breakthrough campaigns capitalise on new channels of power and supporter engagement. Integrating the principles of “directed-network campaigning” into your advocacy approaches is a shortcut towards generating much greater impact with your existing resources.

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Values and frames (and why they’ll change the way you think about campaigning)

Messaging and framing workshop with Mark Chenery (Common Cause Australia), Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Australian Conservation Foundation
1.30pm – 4.30pm Monday 5th June

In our increasingly fast paced and fragmented world, it’s becoming harder and harder to get traction on the issues that really matter. That’s why even the most effective progressive organisations are working to review their framing and messaging.

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Purpose-driven storytelling: what progress story will you tell?

Video workshop with Digital Storytellers
1.00pm – 5.00pm Monday 5th June

In this four hour workshop, the purpose-driven film-making agency, Digital Storytellers, will teach you how to “find,” and “make” your own video story for social change. While there is a time and a place for professional high end productions, you or your team can also create digital stories on your own mobile phone or DSLR camera, thus keeping your advocates and audiences engaged and sharing your message. 

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