Overview

Our flagship Building Skills for Change workshop teaches you the fundamentals of community organizing, centered on five key leadership practices:  telling stories, building relationships, structuring teams, strategizing, and taking action.

WHO: Organizers, activists and changemakers who are passionate about making change in their community.

 

Expected Outcomes

  • Tell your story to persuade and motivate others
  • Recruit and retain volunteers
  • Structure your team of leaders for growth
  • Strategize and choose tactics that build power and move decision-makers
     

About the trainer

Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow leads the Institute’s educational initiatives and has helped train over 5000 activists in political organizing. Olivia has two certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Education Program and 9 years of teaching experience. Olivia Chow has also been one of Canada’s most effective and well known public figures. She served 2 terms as a school trustee, 4 terms as a Toronto city councillor and 8 years as a Member of Parliament.

 

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The Institute for Change Leaders is a Canadian registered charity that can issue official donation receipts (no. 763310679 RR 0001). ICL is brought to you by the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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