Directory of Talks and Training

Find details about Talks and Trainings that are run regularly here. Recordings of previous trainings can be found at the bottom of the page in the 'Recorded Training Sessions' section.

Welcome to XR

Want to do something that makes a difference in the biggest crisis humankind currently faces? Then this talk is for you.

Welcome to XR is the key introductory session where you can learn more about what Extinction Rebellion is, what we do and how you can get involved.

This session covers:


UK Wide sessions are held online over Zoom.
Your local group may hold their own in-person sessions. You can find out what is coming up near you by using the XRUK Calendar.


Online Welcome to XR talks are held every Tuesday at 7pm.
You can register for the Welcome to XR talk here:

The workshop lasts 1 hour 30 minutes from 7pm - 8.30pm, and then we allow 30 minutes (8.30pm - 9pm) for questions and discussion at the end.

This workshop will take place on Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, check out this short tutorial.

What next?

The next step is to learn more about our core method of change making, nonviolent direct action. Find out more about NVDA training and register here.

All dates, times, and registration info for XRUK Talks and Trainings can be found via:

If you have any questions, please email us on

Heading for Extinction

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You can still access all the resources below.

📆 Talks take place online, every second Wednesday 7pm to 8.30pm REGISTER HERE

Learn the truth about the climate and nature emergency and what we need to do. The talk is regularly updated to include the current science, and will cover:

🔸unquestionable evidence for the climate crisis
🔸a wealth of easily accessible facts that can be referenced
🔸the rationale for joining XR in the campaign to bring about the necessary changes.

This talk is a recommended introduction to the most pressing issue facing every human on the planet.

❤️ All are welcome – friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and sceptics!

We really recommend attending a live online talk, but if you prefer you can watch a recording of an earlier talk here

Attended the talk already? Here are the follow up resources and information:

Now book to attend the Welcome to XR Talk online every Tuesday at 7pm.

Read the scientific paper Emergency on Planet Earth, underpinning the talk.

Get involved with a local group or an XR community.

Browse for more on the Extinction Rebellion website or on these Rebel Toolkit resources.

All dates, times, and registration info for XRUK Talks and Trainings can be found via:

If you have any questions, please email us on

Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA)


Explore how nonviolence works, the action cycle, de-escalation and find your place in XR........

Through the use of information and discussion you will explore nonviolence, civil resistance, the action cycle and learn skills of de-escalation and basic decision making.

The focus of this training is you - we recognise that everyone is different and we will help you to explore how you feel about taking part in an action and how to stretch your personal comfort zones.

You will leave with a new level of understanding of how XR works and lots of ideas about what to do next.

Who is this training for?

Anyone who wants to attend an XR action or protest, no matter whether you want to be arrested or not.

Where to find the training

NVDA online training is available twice monthly on a Sunday morning and you can register here.

It is also advertised on the Movement Broadcast, via the XRUK Talks and Trainings Facebook Page and on the XRUK website Events page (use the filter view to search)

In person training may be available locally and there is a short street version for basic skills at an action.

All dates, times, and registration info for XRUK Talks and Trainings can be found via:

If you have any questions, please email us on

Know Your Rights

XR Know your Rights training is currently being updated to reflect the new powers that have come in with the Public Order Bill.

Meanwhile, all activists should access Know Your Rights training through Green and Black Cross

What is this training about?

Know Your Rights provides essential information on your rights at protests, your rights when talking to the police, your rights when being searched, and your rights when being arrested.

Who is this training for?

Anyone who wants to attend an XR action or protest, no matter whether you intend to be arrested or not.


Sessions are help via zoom and last 2 hours.


Green and Black cross regularly host Know Your Rights Trainings.

Upcoming sessions are advertised on their website.

Joining the Foundation Programme

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To apply to the Foundation Programme via the Volunteer Website, click here.

This course will deepen your understanding and support your involvement in XR.

It isn't necessary to take part in the Foundation Programme to get involved in XR. However, it's a great place to start if you prefer to find out about the movement before diving in.

The Foundation Programme also prepares you to take on a role anywhere in XR (your local group, your region or a UK-wide team) and find the type of role that suits you best.

The course is great for people new to XR but if you have been around for longer you may find it useful too - we bet you’ll learn something you didn’t know!

Rebellion Academy

Online Training resources for Rebels to do in their own time, at their own pace.

Short courses on a range of topics, with videos and interactive quizes to help you learn more about all things XR.

How to Access Rebellion Academy


Introductory Video


What is Rebellion Academy?

It is a learning environment of trainings that you can work through, in your own time, including audio versions you can listen to, for example while out walking. New trainings are constantly being created, and if there is anything you feel is missing please contact us.

If is not a calendar of trainings, or a place for networking. There are live trainings available in XR, but the Academy is for you to learn in your own time and at your own pace, and where Rebels can catch up on bits of training they have missed.

What's the difference between Rebellion Academy and the Toolkit?

Academy: a learning environment, with videos and interactive trainings,

Toolkit: a collection of web pages, like a Wiki, with links to resources.

Some information may be shared in both, but if you want to ensure you have completed a training (e.g. NVDA), then the Academy is the place to go. If you are looking for information or links, start with the Toolkit.

First time using Rebellion Academy?

If it's your first time on the Academy, you can either search directly for a training you're looking for, or you can try our quiz to find out which trainings might be most relevant to you.