Have you ever wondered how you could communicate about veganism and support the cause more effectively? 

CEVA’s comprehensive, engaging online courses are designed to provide you with evidence-based, practical tools to help you build a variety of skills to increase the positive impact of your vegan advocacy. The courses are made up of short, easy-to-digest videos with supporting learning exercises and resources. 

Drawing on her experience as a psychologist, an educator, and a longtime trainer of vegans, Dr. Melanie Joy addresses questions such as “How can you avoid burnout and become more resilient as a vegan advocate?” and "How can you get someone interested in veganism without overwhelming them?"

Whether you’re a grassroots activist or a staffer at a vegan organization wanting to develop your advocacy skills—or simply a lifestyle vegan looking to have more productive conversations about veganism—our online courses can help you significantly increase your impact for the cause.

Check out our courses and enroll now!

What people are saying

"I’ve really enjoyed taking the Sustainable Vegan Advocacy online course. By watching the videos and doing the reflection activities, I’ve learned so much about honoring my needs and prioritizing sustainability in my advocacy. I want to be able to keep speaking up for animals for as long as they need me, and using the tips and tools in this course will help me do that."

–Genesis Butler, Youth Climate Save

CEVA’s online courses are a fantastic resource to support vegans around the world in adopting effective, straightforward, evidence-based approaches to advocating veganism. I highly recommend these courses to anyone who wants to increase the impact of their vegan advocacy.

—Ria Rehberg, CEO, Veganuary

“The [Effective Vegan Advocacy] course is the best resource I know of for vegans who want to be effective one-to-one advocates. It is firmly rooted in psychological science but is presented in an accessible and engaging way. Dr. Joy doesn't shy away from difficult topics, covering them with compassion, understanding, and empathy toward all animals—nonhuman and human alike. I highly recommend this course!”

—Dr. Jo Anderson, Research Director, Faunalytics

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.

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

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. Learn more at veganadvocacy.org.