Mutual Aid, Trainings, Retreats

Trainings
Mutual Aid Calls
Leadership Retreat

The 2008 Leadership Retreat, held in August, was a great success.

Thunderhead Trainings

Thunderhead offers yearly training opportunities including our signature “Winning Campaigns Training” which uses our custom, intense curriculum focused on the seven key skills of effective campaigners, in the context of organization-building. Thunderhead Trainings are intended for any potential campaign leader in your organization who would benefit from gaining the tools to craft and manage powerful advocacy campaigns. Click on these upcoming trainings for more details or to register:

Indianapolis Winning Campaigns Training

February 27 through March 01, 2009

Toronto Winning Campaigns Training
March 27 through March 29, 2009

For information and photos from past trainings, visit our trainings page.
Thunderhead member organizations can access Thunderhead training materials in our Bike and Ped Resources Library

Thunderhead Mutual Aid Conference Calls

The leaders of Thunderhead Alliance member organizations include many experts on various aspects of organizational development and bicycle and pedestrian advocacy. Thunderhead’s Mutual Aid program connects leaders with each other either for personal sharing of expertise and insight or through the convening of conference calls to learn from experts in our own community. Thunderhead’s Mutual Aid services are available free to leaders of Thunderhead Alliance member organizations. Whether you’re a veteran advocate or just getting started we know that you’ll have something to share and something to learn on any of our Mutual Aid conference calls. Click on the upcoming calls below for more details or to register:

1/29: Bike, Walk, and Plan: How to Engage and Build Relationships with Planners
Thu, January 29, 2009, 4:00 PM (Eastern)
3/19: Bring the Ciclovia to Your Streets: Lessons From Experts
Thu, March 19, 2009, 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Visit our Mutual Aid page for a comprehensive list of past Mutual Aid call topics.
Thunderhead member organizations can access notes and recordings from past Mutual Aid calls in our Bike and Ped Resource Library

Thunderhead Retreat

Thunderhead was founded at our first retreat for bicycle advocacy leaders in 1996. Today, we continue the tradition of bringing together bicycle and pedestrian advocacy leaders from across the country for 3 days of networking, learning, and fun. At our biannual retreats, expect hard work at professional and organizational advancement in interactive workshops and plenary sessions and be rewarded with lots of optional recreation, campfires, a grand finale party, and a big group bike ride to the ProWalk/ProBike conference on the final day. For all you do year-round as an advocate, you deserve the Thunderhead retreat!

For photos from past Thunderhead Retreats, visit our Retreat page.
Thunderhead member organizations can access past retreat manuals in our Bike and Ped Resource Library

Tyler Corlis is a 25-year old Cyclist from Italy. He enjoys cycling and biking on a weekly basis, and has extensive experience in cycling for 100’s KMs across Europe.