Vancouver Core Training October 29-30

Based off of successful organizing practices from the Obama for America campaigns and the engagement organizing framework developed by Marshall Ganz, this interactive two-day training with Organize BC will give participants a grounding in organizing practices to successfully create distributed leadership teams to work on campaigns. As a participant, you can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an organizer in your community, and have practical next steps to implement.

Core Trainings provide a holistic overview of the engagement organizing framework, based on five leadership practices: Telling Stories, Building Relationships, Structuring Teams, Strategizing and Taking Action. Using a mix of lecture, small and large group discussion, activities, and role play, participants learn a framework for empowering people in their community to make change.

Who is it for? Core Training are for anyone interested in grassroots engagement in their social change work. Staff organizers, engagement staff and volunteer coordinators at community organizations, labour unions, NGOs, social service agencies, as well as volunteers and community members wanting to run or join people-centred campaigns, are all great candidates for Core Training.  This framework has been successfully applied to campaigns working on affordable housing, climate change, community mental health, elections, health care reform, public education, and women’s rights, among dozens of other issues. It has been applied by clergy, environmentalists, labour organizers, parents trying to improve their communities, political candidates and social workers, to name a few.

We'd like all training participants to coordinate with an organizer prior to attending. If you weren't invited by a point person from your campaign, please check-in with this training's recruitment coordinator: Peter Gibbs at [email protected]

The training is on October 29th and 30th, 2016 from 9:30am to 5:30pm. We will provide coffee and tea. Please bring a lunch for yourself. If anyone is able to bring snacks for the training to share with everyone, we'd really appreciate it!
The training will be at the BCGEU Headquarters: 4911 Canada Way, in Burnaby. There is free parking on-site in the parking lot, as well as additional on-street parking. It is on the 144 bus route (which connects to Metrotown Station) and 123 bus route (which connects to Brentwood Town Centre Station).
Venue Accessibility:
  • To be inclusive, we endeavour to keep Organize BC trainings scent-free.  Please help us by avoiding using scented products.
  • There are wheelchair accessible washrooms, and the training room is wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a private, gender-inclusive washroom on-site, as well as multi-person gender-segregated washrooms.
  • The chairs in the space are armless chairs with backrests and padding. 
  • If the cost of childcare inhibits your ability to attend this event we are able to provide support.  Please contact Peter at [email protected]
  • If you have any specific accessibility questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact Peter at [email protected]
October 29, 2016 at 9:30am - October 30, 2016
4911 Canada Way
Vancouver, BC V5G 3W3
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Peter Gibbs ·