Getting More Members Involved Through One-on-One Conversations - 9pm Eastern


Do you want more people to get involved so your chapter can do more? Does your chapter have a hard time recruiting and then keeping new activists? Do you want to talk to friends or family about DSA?

Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist activists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.

NOTE: This training is at 9:00pm Eastern. The same training also takes place earlier at 7:00pm Eastern. Please RSVP for the webinar that works best for your schedule.


  • Maria Svart, DSA National Director

In Getting More Members Involved Through One on One Conversations you will learn:

• how to have an effective one-on-one conversation to ask someone to:

• join DSA/YDS or

• get more involved and take on specific jobs in your DSA group.

• preparing for the conversation

• legitimizing yourself

• listening

• agitating

• getting a commitment

• following up

The one-on-one conversation is a critical organizing tool.

Training Details

  • Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  • If you have a computer with microphone, speakers and good internet access, you can join via internet for free.
  • Or, you can follow the webinar visuals by internet but get sound via phone conference call, which may mean long distance charges.
  • Or, you can request the slides as a PDF in advance and listen via phone.
  • You can participate in every workshop, since each one builds on the previous ones, or just attend once in a while.
  • Workshops will generally be the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Daylight Time and repeated at 9:00-10:30pm Eastern Time.
  • Participation requires that you register at least 40 hours in advance.
  • NOTE: This training is scheduled for 9:00pm Eastern Time (8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific).



June 16, 2014 at 9pm - 10:30pm
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information
Theresa Alt · · 607-280-7649

How to Run a Canvass Training

March 18, 2018

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March 18th, 2018 - 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

At this training, we'll be running through the basics of how to set up a Medicare for All canvassing campaign in your chapter. Canvassing is a foundational political skill, and one that will help build DSA's political capacity to fight for socialism now and going forward. This training will include a "Rap Training," where we'll be going over in a bit more detail the Medicare for all door-knocking rap so as to get people comfortable with talking about the need for single-payer healthcare.

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Talking About Socialism Webinar

March 25, 2018

This training is at 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 5:00 pm MT, 4:00 pm PT

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Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA's webinar or from other sources. Questions? Contact Theresa Alt <> 607-280-7649.

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