MVA Leadership Institute

Please join Metro Vancouver Alliance members at our 1 day Leadership Institute

Tuesday May 15, 2018
Registration begins at 8:30am.  (We start and end on time!)

This full 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 (to be applied to future membership dues).
  • Refreshments on breaks and lunch will be provided.


  • Please RSVP to secure your seat.
  • Email [email protected] if you have any questions or dietary restrictions or require other accommodations.
May 15, 2018 at 8:30am - 4:30pm
BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office
2920 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3
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Tracey Maynard · · 778-300-2027
Michael Stephen Graham O'Neill Rina Diaz Robin Chakravarti Vili Mandeva Gabrielle Patricia Nisbet Erin Pavan Flossie Baker Saramaya Jasaitis Deirdre Webster Kombii Nanjalah shayna Hornstein Michelle Livaja James Berger Gail Berger Danette Lankmayr Helen Tommy Ayesha Khan Vanessa Silva Johana Martinez Cheyenne Andy Diana Day Rocelyn Catris Cheryl Cameron Lauren Odobas Vicky Kry Joy Tullos sabiha khan Danielle Bielawski Samantha Alexander

Member Institutions Accomplishments IAF Northwest


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