Core Training: Cowichan Valley August 22

Organize BC trainings introduce participants to community organizing and provide them with a foundation in narrative, strategy, and team and relationship building. As a participant, you can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an organizer in your community.

The foundational skills and theory behind our organizing model, the engagement organizing model, was designed by Marshall Ganz, a veteran of the United Farm Workers movement, Harvard professor and training architect behind Barack Obama's winning 2008 and 2012 organizing strategies.  

You will learn:
  • How to tell your story to mobilize others to take action

  • How to recruit and retain volunteers and build strong teams

  • How to devise an effective strategy

  • How to select tactics that align with your strategic goals

We'd like all training participants to coordinate with one of the event organizers, prior to attending.  Interested attendees should checkin with this training's recruitment coordinator: Rosalie Sawrie, Organizer at One Cowichan, at [email protected]

The training is on August 22, 2015 from 9:30am to 5:30pm.  We will provide coffee, tea and lunch.  If anyone is able to bring snacks for the training to share with everyone, we'd really appreciate it!


The training is taking place at The Hub in Cowichan Station at 2375 Koksilah Rd.  The Hub is most accessible by car, and there is free parking on site.  If you need support in finding a ride to the training please send Rosalie ([email protected]) or Peter ([email protected]) an email.   


  • To be inclusive, we endeavour to keep Organize BC trainings scent-free.  Please help us by avoiding using scented products.
  • If the cost of childcare inhibits your ability to attend this event we are able to provide support.  Please contact Peter at [email protected]
  • Further accessibility information about the venue will be posted here soon
  • If you have any specific accessibility questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact Peter at [email protected]
August 22, 2015 at 9:30am - 5:30pm
The Hub
2375 Koksilah Rd
Cowichan Station, BC V9L 6M5
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Rosalie Sawrie ·