Upcoming Opportunity: Community Organizing Workshop
See Margaret’s Story from the October edition of the Topic on Community Organizing (Keep in Mind the dates for the upcoming sessions are Feb 1 and 2nd as listed below)
This training is for those who share an interest in strengthening civil society and working together for the common good. Part of the training experience will be working with other community leaders from diverse institutions on the universals of broad based community organizing.
The Institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 50 years of organizing experience. The topics include:
- Why organize? – examining the history and traditions of our religious, union, community and educational organizations.
- The fundamental organizing skills – individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action.
- Strengthening our institutions – systematically engaging people in a culture that is relational, action oriented and reflective.
- Problems vs. issues – moving from general problems to concrete, winnable issues.
- Using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.
Friday Feb 1, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Saturday Feb 2, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
To be announced
MVA member organizations – no cost
Non-members – $50.00 for the weekend
(to be applied to future membership dues) Refreshments and lunch on Saturday will be provided.
To register, or for further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization and contact details. Please pass this invitation on to others who may be interested in attending the training.