We train people to make change.

Organize BC is excited to be offering the following trainings. Don’t see what you’re looking for below? We typically post upcoming trainings on this page a month in advance so keep checking back. See the What We Do page for more on what programs we offer, and sign up for email updates to be notified when new trainings are scheduled.

Upcoming Trainings


 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 09:30 AM · $45.00 CAD
Health Sciences Association in New Westminster, BC, Canada

Digital Campaigning Registration

We're excited you'll be participating in Organize BC's Digital Campaigning Online Workshop on October 26, November 2 and November 9 (4pm-6pm PDT / 5pm-7pm MDT / 6pm-8pm CDT / 7pm-9pm EDT)*

*Note that Daylight Savings Time changes on November 5th. Local times will stay the same and shift from Daylight Time to Standard Time for the last session. If you live in Saskatchewan be mindful that as other provinces change their clocks, you’ll need to add an hour to the start time for the last week.

Your registration is confirmed when you pay your tuition. If you did not apply for a scholarship, please pay the full price for the training. If you applied for and received a scholarship, please pay the amount indicated in the email we sent you. If you forgot to apply for a scholarship, please reply to the email we sent you offering a space in the training.

All the details for the training are on the main event page.

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 04:00 PM through November 09, 2017
    Online in Online, Canada

    Digital Campaigning - Online Workshop

    Apply now for Digital Campaigning

    Do you want to grow your supporters list? Do you want to to generate more donations and actions from your emails and social media posts? Do you want to improve your use of digital tools to move supporters to real world actions? Are you unsure which of the many social media and communications channels to use to engage your supporters?

    Organize BC is partnering with Leadnow, a national leader in digital campaigning, to offer a Digital Campaigning training series. In three interactive workshops, you’ll learn how to design digital engagement strategies to engage your supporters using a full range of digital tools: petitions, social media, email blasts, surveys, texting and more. You’ll learn how to write compelling emails and social media posts to move your supporters to action, and how to optimize your digital campaigns to bring the widest possible audience to your actions. You can expect to leave with a to-do list to make your digital work more effective and a deeper understanding of how to use digital tools.

    Digital Campaigning will run over the course of three weeks. Signing up for the course gives you access to all three sessions. We’re not registering people for individual sessions, though if you have a schedule conflict with one of the sessions, we’re open to talking about how to make it work for you.

     

    October 26 - Tell your story: Campaign Writing for Email and Social Media

    November 2 - Make a plan: Designing Your Digital Engagement Strategy

    November 9 - Get it out there: Implementing Your Digital Campaign

     

    All sessions are 4pm-6pm PDT / 5pm-7pm MDT / 6pm-8pm CDT / 7pm-9pm EDT*

    *Note that Daylight Savings Time changes on November 5th. Local times will stay the same and shift from Daylight Time to Standard Time for the last session. If you live in Saskatchewan be mindful that as other provinces change their clocks, you’ll need to add an hour to the start time for the last week.



    This is not a webinar.

    Digital Campaigning will be highly interactive, with classroom style discussion and partner activities. Each week you’ll be asked to do about 1 hour of work outside of the training time, and will get individualized feedback from your trainer on email writing and campaign design assignments. Attending in real time is key.

     

    Who is it for?

    This training is for anyone working or volunteering on social change campaigns who wants to up their digital campaigning skill set. Whether you’re a volunteer at a small grassroots organization, or a staff member at a large organization, you’ll learn skills and concepts to take your work to the next level.

     

    Apply for Digital Campaigning!

    Participants need to apply and be accepted. Apply now for Digital Campaigning, it will take about 5 minutes.

     

    Technical Requirements

    We’ll be using GoToTraining as our online teaching platform. You’ll need access to a computer, tablet or smartphone with speakers, microphone and webcam to participate. Details on system requirements for your Mac, PC, tablet or smartphone are here: https://www.gotomeeting.com/training/online-training-support.

     

    Cost

    Regular tuition for Digital Campaigning is $265. Because of a start-up grant for this program, we are able to offer a discounted rate of $165 for all participants for this training.

    Scholarships are available for individuals and organizations who cannot afford the full tuition fee. Scholarships are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. You'll have a chance to apply for a scholarship as part of your training application.

     

    Cancellation Policy

    Participants that cancel via email to an Organize BC staff a minimum of 10 working days prior to the first session are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations that occur later than that may not be eligible for a refund.

     

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 09:30 AM through October 29, 2017
    TBD

    Organizing: People, Power, Change - Vancouver October 28-29

    Apply now for Organizing: People, Power, Change 

    Based off of successful organizing practices from the Obama for America campaigns and the engagement organizing framework developed by Marshall Ganz, this interactive two-day training with Organize BC will give participants a grounding in organizing practices to successfully create distributed leadership teams to work on campaigns. As a participant, you can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an organizer in your community, and have practical next steps to implement.

    Organizing: People, Power, Change provides a holistic overview of the engagement organizing framework, based on five leadership practices: Telling Stories, Building Relationships, Structuring Teams, Strategizing and Taking Action. Using a mix of lecture, small and large group discussion, activities, and role play, participants learn a framework for empowering people in their community to make change.

    Note: In the past we've called this training a "Core Training." However, we've recently expanded our programming to include skills outside of community organizing so changed the name of this program . If you've been to a Core Training before, this will be quite similar!

    Who is it for? 

    Organizing: People, Power, Change is for anyone interested in grassroots engagement in their social change work. Staff organizers, engagement staff and volunteer coordinators at community organizations, labour unions, NGOs, social service agencies, as well as volunteers and community members wanting to run or join people-centred campaigns, are all great candidates for this training.  This framework has been successfully applied to campaigns working on affordable housing, climate change, community mental health, elections, health care reform, public education, and women’s rights, among dozens of other issues. It has been applied by clergy, environmentalists, labour organizers, parents trying to improve their communities, political candidates and social workers, to name a few.

     
    Apply for Organizing: People, Power, Change!
    Trainees need to apply and be accepted to the training. Apply now, it will take about 5 minutes.

    Dates & Location 

    We will update the location of the training as soon as a venue is confirmed. It will be somewhere in Metro Vancouver that is accessible by transit.

    The training is on October 28 & 29, 2017 from 9:30am to 5:30pm each day. We will provide coffee and tea. Please bring a lunch for yourself. If anyone is able to bring snacks for the training to share with everyone, we'd really appreciate it!

      
    Cost

    Tuition for the training is $275. The fee covers our costs of putting on the training, and includes a printed organizing handbook, which you will receive when you arrive at the training. Participants are responsible for their own travel to the venue, which may include the cost of parking, and for bringing their own lunch.

    Scholarships are available for individuals and organizations who cannot afford the full tuition fee. Scholarships are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. You'll have a chance to apply for a scholarship as part of your training application.

     
    Cancellation Policy

    Accessibility

    • We will update the accessibility information once a venue has been confirmed