Victoria Core Training September 24-25

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 September 24th and 25th, 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!
Maclaurin (HHB) Room D010 at the University of Victoria.  The closest parking lot is Parking lot 4.  Parking is $7.50 per day.  Any bus that goes to UVic will get you here; there are maps of campus at the bus loop and at each parking lot.  The building has bike parking right outside.


Venue Accessibility:
    • We endeavour to keep Organize BC trainings scent-free. Please help us by avoiding using scented products.
    • The room is wheelchair accessible and is on the 1st floor of the building, with ramp access to the backdoor of the building. There are wheelchair accessible washrooms. 
    • The washrooms are multi-stall washrooms separated into men's and women's. There is a private gender-inclusive washroom in the David Turpin Building, a 3 minute walk away. 
    • The chairs in the room are stacking chairs without armrests
    • If you have any specific accessibility questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Peter at [email protected]
September 24, 2016 at 9:30am - September 25, 2016
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2
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Peter Gibbs ·