5 Day Organizing Institute

Join civil society leaders from Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, and Missoula for 5 days of inspirational connection and community organizing training. 

We will come representing our faith, labour, community and academic institutions with the bold purpose of learning the skills to act together for the common good.

For over 40 years the Industrial Areas Foundation has been holding leadership training sessions for members of broad-based organizations across the US and more recently in Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. These sessions provide a thorough introduction to the organizing practices and principles developed by Industrial Areas Foundation member organizations in its 75-year history.

These International and Regional Institutes are intended for two groups of people:

1) Leaders or active members of a local IAF affiliate who have attended local Leadership Institutes and are interested in developing their leadership skills

2) Leaders of institutions who are actively exploring membership in an IAF affiliate.

Registration: By April 12 – Complete the online registration link that will be provided to your local organizer, and arrange for payment. Checks should be made out to IAF Northwest. Credit cards accepted.

Cost: $800 US or $1000 CAD per person. Includes all meals and single occupancy room; Participants cover their own travel costs.

What attendees are saying about the IAF Leadership Institutes:

“I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the training. I gained a lot of insight into and new perspectives on the work we are doing in the Alliance. What really made the training most meaningful, however, were the other leaders I had the chance to meet, both from MACG and other IAF NW organizations. The stories of their struggles and successes are truly inspiring and I was humbled to be in their presence.”

Linda Boise Havurah Shalom, Portland

“I learned how to draw on the strength of my story to break down barriers and establish common ground with people from very different backgrounds. I use this skill in meetings with the union members I represent and find it very rewarding to be able to help others develop as leaders.”

Carolyn Pope United Food & Commercial Workers Local 21, Spokane

May 13, 2019 at 10am - May 17, 2019
UBC - Walter Gage Residence
5959 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 2C9
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Tracey Maynard · · 7788950835
Tricia Sanders Shari Laliberte

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