Leadership Training

Community Organizing Leadership Training




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Foundations Training

-Provides an introduction to the core perspective and practices of community organizing on which the Calgary Alliance is built.

- For leaders, members, staff and any anyone who is interested in being involved in the Alliance work.

-Topics include community organizing, relational leadership, strengthening our organizations, using relational power.

-Free for members

Postponed due to Pandemic



Regional Training/

National Training

Through our affiliation with the IAF and the IAF Northwest we are able to offer advanced training that provides in-depth experience with the organizing practices and principles developed over 75 years by IAF member organizations.

The IAF Northwest hosts a six-day Regional Training at least once per year.   The location rotates through the Northwest region.

The IAF hosts a seven-day National Training once per year.  The location rotates nationally, usually between Chicago and LA.

- Foundations training and an endorsement by a member organization is a prerequisite.

- $800-1200 plus transportation

Regional Training Postponed due to pandemic- typically spring each each


National Training typically occurs in July each year - due to the pandemic this may not occur



Core Team Training

-Focuses on how to engage one’s organization in the work of the Alliance and how to apply the skills of organizing to strengthen one’s organization or community.

- Offered in a workshop format 3-4 times a year.

- Intended for those who are a part of or who are building a core team in their community or institution.

-Free for members

Typically 4 to 6 times a year - temporarily on hold due to pandemic

Stay tuned for possible online training options

Leader’s Lunch

-Regular gatherings of leaders connected to the Alliance.

-Focuses on building relationships between the leaders and shared conversation about issues facing our community, along with how we can strengthen our leadership.

-$15 to cover the cost of lunch

  Typically held 4 times a year - On hold due to pandemic



Specialty Training Modules




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Listening Campaign Training

-Focuses on the skills needed for carrying out an institutional and Alliance-wide listening campaign.

-Teaches skills for house meetings,  1-1 listening, and discernment

- Free for members


This training is offered as a part of our listening campaign - Our last one wrapped up April 1st, 2019. 


Research Action Team Training 

- Focuses on the research action team process.

- Teaches power analysis, research action visits, campaign planning, and action planning.

- Free for members


June 3rd at 7:00 pm at Knox United Church


Meeting with an Elected Official

-Focuses on how to engage and build constructive relationships with elected officials.




Organizing for Congregational Renewal 

-Focuses on how to apply community organizing in a congregational context.

-Teaches relational meetings, community mapping,  the organizing cycle, how to have productive meetings, and theological roots of organizing. 



Community Organizing and Fundraising

This training teaches how the practice and skills of community organizing can be used to organize money - so that our local institutions and our shared Alliance can have an impact for our common good.