MVA Leadership Institute

March 16, 2019 Sat 8:30am-4pm
Registration begins at 8:30am so we can begin promptly at 9am.  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 60 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 member organizations: $75.00 (to be applied to future membership dues)
  • Refreshments on breaks and lunch will be provided.



  • To register online and for further information visit or email [email protected] with your name, organization, & contact details.

March 16, 2019 at 8:30am - 4pm
BCGEU Lower Mainland Office
2029 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7
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Tracey Maynard · · 778-300-2027
Julie Wasney Barry Waterlow Gertrudez Palabrica Jennifer Horsley Marc Lafrance Andrew Donald Colleen Donald Marc Erikson Celeste Dunstan Darryl Flasch Kerstin Lam Gabrielle Patricia Nisbet Shabina Jahan-Chaudhary Saeid Jandaghian Barry Goodwin Alyssa Leonard Farideh Jashnasar Maureen Robertson Anoshika Buthgamuwa Cecilia Tung Milagro Huezo Kombii Nanjalah Fr. Terry Larkin Marvin Delorme Li Jun Wang Edmund Quan Kelly Frisk Vicky Albarracin Natalya Vasilenko Iryna Ryazanova Jade Mah Coleta Sumaculub Nikolay Kogan Thasneem Sandi preet Sangha Wan Leung Glaucia Sanchez Fran Auckland Coralie Gregoire Robert Browne Vanessa Batres Toaspern William Angus Amanda Ruston Deb Cameron-Fawkes Joe Chrastil Tracey Maynard

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