Foundations for Community Organizing

This training provides an introduction to the foundational leadership practices and principles of community organizing that have made it an effective means of bringing about social change. This training is based on the 70+ years of experience of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in uniting communities to take action that makes a difference on issues that matter.

This training focuses on topics such as:

  • The practices of relationships based leadership
  • Power - how to understand and exercise power with instead of power over
  • How to listen to a community for action
  • Breaking down complex social problems into actionable issues
  • Power Analysis, Action and Negotiations for Social Change

This training is taught by the Calgary Alliance’s Organizers along with community leaders who bring their experience in winning on issues that will have approximately $5 billion of social impact.

Graphics and posters for promoting this event can be found on our internal microsite. Click here for our black and white poster, and here for our colour poster.


Saturday, October 21st, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, October 22nd, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tickets: Tickets are at cost for members and $100 for non-members (if you or your organization joins the Calgary Alliance, this fee can go towards your membership). Bursaries are available for anyone for whom the cost is a barrier. Purchase your ticket below.

October 21, 2023 at 9:30am - October 22, 2023
5112 3 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 1J6
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Ryan Andersen · · (403)993-7123

Will you come?

$100.00 Non-Member Ticket (Covers Meal)
$25.00 Student Ticket (Covers Meal)
$25.00 Members-Only Ticket (Covers Meal)