Training

CFFS is the premier national training and networking organization for local activists who are ready to exercise their First Amendment rights in an effective and responsible manner. 

We are the home of the Citizen Ninja Way™, a method of activism that uses effective strategies, tactics, and tools resulting in positive change at the local level. Mary Baker is the creator and facilitator of the training program based on her book, Citizen Ninja: Stand up to Power.

Learn to sideline your fears and exercise your civic responsibility in the public arena effectively and with confidence! 

Citizen Ninja: The Basics is a workshop designed for conservative Americans who recognize they have a duty to engage in the civic process but are unsure how to go about it or are fearful of bully tactics being used against them. The 8-part series is self-paced and available on-demand on our Local Activist training platform. 

Citizen Ninjas in Action: Team Building Essentials builds upon the foundational concepts presented in Citizen Ninja Basics, and will teach local activists how to successfully develop, grow, and deploy a team. The 3-part series is self-paced and available on-demand on our Local Activist training platform.

Citizen Ninja Ambassadors & Study Groups

Citizen Ninja Ambassadors are trained Citizen Ninjas officially designated by Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS) to be local surrogates for the Citizen Ninja program and are sanctioned, via a formal training process, to coordinate and lead Citizen Ninja Study Groups in their communities.

Citizen Ninja Ambassador training is held twice per year in January and July. 

Citizen Ninja Study Groups are informal gatherings of people from local communities who convene regularly to learn how to become effective activists by studying the Citizen Ninja Way, exchanging ideas and information, role playing, and sharing activism experiences. Study Groups consist of local citizens who are not only duty bound to uphold self-government but also see the importance of direct action and wish to learn how to participate in local Civic, Political, Electoral, and Social measures of engagement. 

Citizen Ninja Study Groups will launch in February 2022. Check the CFFS calendar for study groups being held in your community.

Monthly Live Training

Meet up with other CFFS activists for live training every month to build your activism skills. Training is held the first Thursday each month via Zoom. If you miss a training, don't worry! Every session will be uploaded to our on-demand training platform on Local Activist, so you can get training on your schedule. 

Visit the CFFS Calendar for the list of upcoming training sessions and to register. Be sure to check your inbox for an auto-response that includes the Zoom link to join the training.