Leadership Institute for Public Life - Fall 2019 (Part 1)

Saturdays, October 5 & 12, 9AM-4PM

This two-day training is 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 over 70 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.

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  • Participants from Spokane Alliance member organizations: free.
  • Participants not from Spokane Alliance member organizations: $100.00 (to be applied to future membership dues). We have many scholarships available and do not want cost to a barrier. Please email Katie about this option.
  • Lunch will be provided. We are asking for a $10 donation to offset costs.
October 05, 2019 at 9:00am - 4pm
St. David's Episcopal Church
7315 N Wall St
Spokane, WA 99208
United States
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Katie Ashmore · · 509-389-1750

Will you come?