Virtual Leadership Training

Join IAF's first virtual leadership training!

This ten-hour training will be conducted on Zoom from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in 5 two-hour sessions:

  • Tuesday, June 30
  • Thursday, July 2
  • Tuesday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 9
  • Tuesday, July 14

Please note:  the expectation is that participants will attend all five sessions.

Come and learn about the philosophy of the IAF organizing model and the disciplines and practices that are at its core. Topics will 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

$60 for an individual who is NOT a member of a MACG institution

Hosted by MACG’s sister organization in Victoria, B.C. - Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT). This is a special opportunity to be trained by organizers from across the IAF Northwest region of Oregon, Washington, Montana and western Canada including:

Joe Chrastil - Regional Director and Organizer, IAF Northwest

Casey Dunning - Executive Director and Organizer, Common Good Missoula

Katie Zinler - Organizer, Spokane Alliance

Dorothy Gibson - Organizer, Sound Alliance

Chet Phillips - Organizer, Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT)

Ryan Anderson - Organizer, Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

Mary Nemmers - Organizer, MACG

Please consider this opportunity to learn the organizing skills needed to act effectively in this time of great upheaval and opportunity.


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July 14, 2020 at 10:00am - 12pm
806 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
United States
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Mary Nemmers · · 5035224925