Foundations of Community Organizing Training

Building Power to Fight for a Just Society

Training hosted by the Spokane Alliance



Monday and Tuesday, May 15th and 16th


Spokane Education Association: 230 E Montgomery Ave, Spokane, WA 99207




Free for Spokane Alliance member organizations. (Please note your member organization below.)

$100 for participants not from Spokane Alliance member organizations (to be applied to future membership dues). We have many scholarships available and do not want cost to a barrier. Please email Chloe about this option.

The training will be capped. Once we reach that cap, you'll be placed on a waitlist.






This training 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.


Questions: Reach out to our organizer, Chloe, at [email protected]

May 15, 2023 at 9:30am - 12:30pm
Spokane Education Association
Chloe Sciammas ·

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