Politicians and corporations don’t create progressive change because we asked them nicely. When power is concentrated in the hands of key decision-makers, people-powered movements and campaigns are what’s needed to tip the scales towards justice. In Organizing: People, Power, Change you’ll learn the five leadership practices of engagement organizing: Telling Stories, Building Relationships, Structuring Teams, Strategizing, and Taking Action. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an organizer in your community, and have practical next steps to implement on your campaigns.
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.
Tuition for the training is $275. Tuition 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.
Trainees that cancel via email to an Organize BC staff a minimum of 10 working days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations that occur later than that may not be eligible for a refund.
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