Building Skills for Change Winter 2020

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Are you passionate about making change in your community?

During a two-day weekend seminar on February 29th-March 1st, 2020 with lead trainer Olivia Chow, you will:

  • Develop the skills to organize your communities

  • Learn to use smart strategies to build strong community relationships

  • Help recruit and keep volunteers

  • Strengthen your tactics to move decision makers

The curriculum is based on the teachings of Harvard University Professor Marshall Ganz, an advisor to President Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.  ICL has trained over 5,000 people - check out some of the success stories from past participants here.

Please join us on February 29th-March 1st, 2020 for a rewarding and inspirational weekend of community organizing that will benefit you, your organization, and your communities.

NOTE: Scholarships are available for individuals and organizations who cannot afford the full tuition fee.

Registration fee includes lunch for Saturday and Sunday

Agenda (Tentative)
9:00 - Registration and introduction
10:00 - Lecture: Introduction to Organizing
10:10 - Partner Activity: Organizing Sentence
10:20 - Power of the public narrative: how to tell your story to inspire others to take action
11:20 - Facilitated Activity: Public Narrative, Story of Self
12:40 - Lecture debrief: sharing of 2 stories & debrief
1:05 - Lecture: How to devise an effective strategy
1:35 - Lecture: Theory of Change
1:45 - Goals Worksheet
1:55 - Partner Activity: Theory of Change Worksheet
2:10 - Lecture: How to select tactics that align with your strategic goals, Strategy vs Tactics
3:00 - Refining organizing sentence and timeline
3:30 - Facilitated Activity: Design strategies and tactics

10:00 - Lecture: Building relationships: how to recruit, train and retain volunteers
10:30 - Role Play
10:45 - Facilitated Activity: Practicing one on ones
12:30 - Structuring and building teams
12:45 - Organizing vs Mobilizing: Importance of designing transformative tasks
1:00 - Transformative Task Design Fishbowl
1:20 - Lecture: Public Narrative: Part 2 Self, Us, Now Recap
1:55 - Facilitated Activity: Pulling it all together
2:55 - Summary / Sharing your story and presenting a direct ask
3:25 - Digital Organizing Tools
3:55 - Commitment to work on project for change

February 29th-March 1st, 2020
55 Dundas Street West, TRS 3-176
Ryerson University
M5B 2K3


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