October Training

Join us at our two-day Leadership Institute for Public Life training to learn our organizing model and to be part of our work for the common good! 

The Institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 70 years of organizing experience. The topics include: 

▪ Why organize? – Examine the history, traditions, and values of our labor, faith, community and educational organizations. 

 Fundamental organizing skills – Learn tools to conduct individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action to help obtain a concrete, winnable outcome. 

▪ Strengthening our institutions – Engage people systematically in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective. 

 Problems vs. issues – Focus from general problems to concrete, winnable issues by using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good. 


COST: FREE for participants from MACG member institutions (we ask for $10 per person to cover the cost of lunch).

$60 for an individual who is NOT a member of a MACG institution (includes lunch).  

Two day event:


Friday, October 18, 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 9:30-4:00 pm

October 18, 2019 at 7pm - October 19, 2019
Holy Redeemer
127 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217
United States
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Mary Nemmers

Will you come?