For forty years, organizers from a wide variety of groups have come to the Midwest Academy to hone concrete skills to be more strategic and effective organizers and leaders in the progressive movement. We are known for training that produces results. Our graduates leave better equipped to do organizing that gives people a sense of their own power, wins concrete improvements in people’s lives, and alters the relationships of power to make our society more equitable.

We offer three different courses:

Organizing for Social Change: Hone concrete skills that enable you to win issue campaigns and build a strong, lasting organizations.

Advanced Strategy Retreat: Develop or refine your organizations current issue campaign strategy through a combination of presentations and individualized work time.

Supervising Organizers Workshop: Evaluate and sharpen your supervisory skills to develop effective strategic and relational organizers.

“We found the training as a whole, and the strategy chart in particular, to be a really critical element in our recent work on the Homeowner Bill of Rights in California. NCLR affiliate staff and leaders made over 1500 phone calls to legislators, and not a single member of the Latino caucus voted again the legislation, unlike on an earlier vote” – Loren McArthur, Associate Director, Capacity-Building, National Council of La Raza.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy as to Students

The Midwest Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Midwest Academy will not work with organizations that may create a conflict of interest with existing Midwest Academy clients.