Trainings

Please find below a list of many of the trainings that the Progressive Technology Project has conducted over the years. Each training contains links to materials used in the trainings.

Agenda

  • Welcome & Introduction to the Learning Table: 5 minutes
  • Introduction to Assessment Workshop: 5 minutes (Alice) Each organization has written up a needs assessment. Our goal today is to pull those together into a movement/sector needs assessment to find the commonalities that will allow us to focus this series of workshops
  • Discussion of participants' needs assessment: 30 minutes (choose one organization to present to start things off)
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The following are training agenda items for PowerBase Administrators. The agenda items here are suggested topics and are covered based on the relevance and priority to the work of the organization.

PowerBase Administrator Training Agenda Items for Organizations

Adding New User Accounts, Roles, Permissions • Custom permissions and Roles

Review Data

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Materials

Materials will not be printed for you at the training. If you want a paper copy, please download and print before you come.

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This workshop was designed collaboratively between PTP and Ken Montenegro, who is the Director of IT at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the National Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild, and a coalition member of Stop LAPD Spying Coalition.

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The following describes the Training Agenda for focusing on PowerBase features, activities, and workflows that will be covered in the PowerBase Initial Organizational Trainings. These items may be covered in more than one training depending on the work priorities and relevance of the topic for the organization’s training.. (a pdf version of this page is available below)

PowerBase Initial Organizational Training Agenda

How to Request Support and Find Resources

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Hosted by Progressive Technology Project and May First / People Link, February 27, 2017

In this webinar session, we will provide a framework for how you can manage potential digital harassment and offer general guidance to help you prepare your organization appropriately—a.ka. risk assessment and harm reduction.

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The following questions are intended to provoke discussion more than nail down concrete answers. Feel free to answer as loosely or specifically as you feel useful to your organizing needs.

Social Media

Answer for each of the social media accounts you use regularly.

  1. Do you post from an organizational account, from your organizers' individual work accounts, or from your organizer's personal accounts?

  2. If posting from an organizational account, can you identify the individuals personal accounts from your posts (e.g. via likes, reposts, etc)?

Presented in March 2017

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Hosted by Progressive Technology Project and May First / People Link, December 12, 2016

In the 1960s, the government sponsored a massive surveillance, infiltration and disruption program called COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program). It destroyed movements, relationships, and activists' lives. It destroyed the trust and hopefulness needed to build and sustain a movement. It destroyed the movement for justice in this country.

We haven't seen anything like it since then.

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