Would you like to improve your ability to accomplish positive improvements effectively? Whether you think of yourself as a leader or not, everyone can contribute to change by learning some strategies for working with other people. East Shore has teamed up with Sound Alliance to offer this leadership training program for anyone wanting to contribute to the common good. And best yet, this training fits hand in glove with our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Values!
The Sound Alliance organizing model and training is based on the ideas and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 70 years of organizing experience. The topics include:
- Why organize? – Examine the history, tradition and values of our faith, labor, 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 your culture by building relationships, action and reflection.
- Problems vs. Issues – Shift the focus from general problems to concrete, winnable issues by using personal and public power to negotiate for the common good.
Friday, October 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 (Earth and Social Justice Council scholarships available) Lunch provided
Contact East Shore Council members, Ann Fletcher or Louise Wilkinson who are have taken the training for more information or for scholarships. Contact Dorothy Gibson of Sound Alliance 206-778-2703 http://www.soundorganizing.org/