This workshop is designed to enable students to pursue work they have already begun that is focused on public action regardless of the particular issue/s they are addressing and to integrate Field Work Term into that work. Students will be presenting their own work to the workshop as it unfolds. Some portion of the workshop will be dedicated to common experience – in particular exploring those concepts and methods that inform this work including: multiple aspects of effective presentation, writing, visual mapping, speaking, mediation and negotiation skills, the design and development of proposals. Bennington faculty and staff, CAPA Fellows and guests will participate throughout the workshop. Admission to the workshop requires a written statement outlining one’s plans for how it will be used, and an interview by the instructor. A year long course.