This introductory training provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which builds on lessons from over 70 years of organizing experience. It assists organizers where they live - their communities. The training provides a foundation for organizers to learn about what community organizing is and why to use a community organizing approach in their work. It includes:
- What is community organizing and why use a community organizing approach
- The organizing cycle
- Relational meetings
- Listening sessions
- Problems vs. Issues
- Power over vs. Power with
- Negotiations and actions to obtain concrete and winnable outcomes
The sessions will be occurring on April 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, and the 26th, and start at 7:00 PM.
If you are unable to attend this specific training, consider joining participating in a foundations training with one of our sister organizations.
Cost: Free for members, and $100 for non-members (which will go towards your membership if you become a member)