5 Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am-12 pm
June 30, and July 2, 7, 9, and 14
This training is an introduction to community organizing for those who share an interest in working together for the common good. The Institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in 80 years of organizing experience. The topics include:
- Why organize? – Examine the history, traditions, and values of our labor, faith, community and educational organizations.
- Fundamental organizing skills – Learn tools to conduct individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action to help obtain a concrete, winnable outcome.
- Strengthening our institutions – Engage people systematically in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective.
- Problems vs. issues – Focus from general problems to concrete, winnable issues by using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.
- This training will take place over Zoom. We will follow up with you to provide the meeting link before the training starts.