If anyone would like to consider participating in The Metro Vancouver Alliance Leadership Institute. Please get in touch with the Rev. Margaret Marquardt of the diocesan Eco-Justice Unit.
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.