MVA Leadership Institute

Please join Metro Vancouver Alliance members at our 2-Day Leadership Institute

Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12:30-5pm and Sunday February 4th from 1-5pm (We start and end on time!)

This two day 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 70 years of organizing experience.

The topics include:

  • Why organize? examining the history and traditions of our labour, faith, 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.


  • Participants from MVA member organizations: FREE
  • Participants NOT from MVA organizations: $75 for the weekend (to be applied to future membership dues). Bursaries available.
  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


  •  Please register to secure your seat.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or dietary restrictions or require other accommodations.


February 03, 2018 at 12:30pm - February 04, 2018
BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office
2920 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3
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Tracey Maynard ·
Albert Melenius Erin Pavan Nikola Mitrovic Doug Kinna Broadus Mattison Tammy Dewar Mary Leighton Michelle Livaja Galen Hutcheson Amanda Hillis

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