Strategy and Tactics Online Workshops - Spring 2020

When Oct 1, 2020 at 6:00pm 8:00pm

If cost is a barrier, just fill out this short scholarship application survey. We want everyone who wants to join to be able to attend.

ICL is training hundreds of activists online using the Zoom video conferencing platform, and excited to share a new online interactive workshop series, teaching you how to strategize and choose tactics that build power and move decision-makers. 

Strategy - June 1, 6-8 pm EST

How to identify decision-makers and map power in your communities, create a theory of change and choose a winning strategy.

Tactics - June 8, 6-8 pm EST

How to create a campaign timeline, a series of nested goals, with smart tactics, for an organizing project you are working on.

Organizing is about power: who has it, who doesn’t, and how to build enough of it to shift power relationships and bring about change. It can be difficult to figure out what you can do, what you have to work towards, and what is just not reasonable or realistic at this moment. This is where strategy and tactics come in.

You will learn through interactive lectures and partnered activities that will allow you to practice the skills we teach online. You will work with experienced organizers, who will facilitate your break-out groups and help practice your skills. You will finish the course ready to plan your organizing project's strategy and tactics.

Organization: $250 per session per person
Individual: $50 per session 


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.

Duncan Pike is a trainer and facilitator with the Institute. He formerly ran campaigns for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, where he helped to lead the successful campaign for the country's first press shield law for the protection of journalists' sources.

The Institute for Change Leaders is brought to you by the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University
and the generous support of USW, UNIFOR, CUPE and Birchhill Equity.

  • Ryerson University
  • USW
  • Unifor
  • CUPE