Registration for our first course is now open!


Your Instructor

Dr. Melanie Joy

Dr. Melanie Joy is a psychologist, educator, international speaker, organizational consultant, and relationship coach. She is the author of six books, including the award-winning Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows; Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters; Getting Relationships Right; Strategic Action for Animals; and The Vegan Matrix. Melanie has developed and implemented advocacy trainings for over a decade, and she specializes in strategic vegan advocacy; effective communication; resilient teams and leadership; inclusivity and diversity; relational literacy; the psychology of social transformation; and sustainable advocacy. She is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award—previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela—for her work on global nonviolence, and she is the founding president of Beyond Carnism.

About the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy

CEVA works to increase the impact of vegan advocacy worldwide by increasing the effectiveness of vegan advocates and organizations and by helping to create a more unified and resilient vegan movement. We provide on-site and online trainings, organizational consulting, and leadership support at low to no cost, by highly experienced trainers.

A Note from Melanie

"After training vegan advocates for over two decades, I worked with my team to establish CEVA in 2017. Since then, we’ve delivered in-person vegan advocacy trainings in 35 countries to advocates representing over 400 groups. I’m excited to now be offering our first online courses, which feature all the practical tools and strategies found in our in-person trainings—expanded and digitized in response to the feedback and evolving needs of advocates around the globe. I hope you’ll enroll today and join us in helping to create a more compassionate world for all beings!"

— Melanie Joy