Online Green Academy

This is a list of useful links with several different resources that you might find helpful. This is a flexible list and will always grow so it's worth checking back every now and then.

The information itself isn't SGP endorsed, while it's interesting learning material it doesn't mean what's inside is necessarily SGP policy.



The European Greens version of the Green Academy


Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader

Leadership in Voluntary Organisations


Eric Liu: How to get power in democracy

ICNC: People Power: The game of civil resistance

Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker?  

Helen Morris-Brown: The psychology of communicating effectively in a digital world


Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

Chris Colin + Rob Baedeker: How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

Robb Willer: How to have better political conversations

Richard Greene: The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history

Simon Lancaster: Speak like a leader

Caroline Goyder: The surprising secret to speaking with confidence

Vanessa Van Edwards: Your are contagious 


LearnGaelic - Learning scottish gaelic

Scots Language Centre


Why learn extra language:

Mia Nacamulli: The benefits of a bilingual brain

Lera Boroditsky: How language shapes the way we think

Critical thinking

Open Culture - Think like a philosopher

Future learn - Logical and critical thinking

YouTube - 31 logical fallacies in 8 minutes

Critical thinking cards - Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Argumentation techniques

The Gaurdian:  Dana Nuccitelli - University offering free online course to demolish climate denial (link to course in article)

The Gaurdian: Dana Nuccitelli - Real facts can beat 'alternative facts' if boosted by inoculation

Dan Norris: Hear “Yes!” more often with science of influence

Conflict Management

Kwame Christian: Finding confidence in conflict

Dana Caspersen: Conflict is a place of possibility

Steve Fisher: Conflict is the key

Jim Tamm: Cultivating collaboration: Don't be so defensive!


Laura McClure: How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too)

Trans Rights

What is transphobia? | TransActual UK 

Trans Women Are Women. It's Time to Move Past Harmful Debate 

Why we will always take a stand against transphobia in the British press

Why feminists should support transgender rights |  Amelia Abraham

Trans Rights | Scottish Greens Podcast


Quartz - 600 free online courses

MIT OpenCourseWare

Open Culture - 1,300 Free online courses  

OpenLearn - Choose your own philosophy adventure

TED - Ideas worth spreading