The Institute for Change Leaders (ICL) teaches the skills that organizers need to win social change. Our core curriculum comes from Marshall Ganz, a Harvard professor who codified the relationship-building organizational framework we teach after years of organizing with the Civil Rights and United Farm Workers movements.
The Institute offers an innovative curriculum on how to organize to achieve change, based on the mastery of five key leadership practices: telling stories, building relationships, structuring teams, strategizing, and acting. The program is an intensive, hands-on learning process. It is led by a team of trained facilitators from all backgrounds and neighbourhoods, including labour activists, newcomers, Indigenous people, and people with lived experience of poverty and marginalization.
We offer a number of different training options, in-person or online, from multi-day courses on the fundamentals of community organizing to single evening sessions on specialized skills like social media and public speaking.
Take a look at our course offerings below. Don't see what you're looking for? Drop us a line at [email protected] and we'll work with you to develop a custom program that meets your needs.