February's Building Skills for Change was an experiment for us. The Institute just implemented a new pricing structure that preserves subsidies for students from marginalized backgrounds, while actually being sustainable. It worked! Students and facilitators had a wonderful weekend learning how to organize more effectively together. If you want to attend our next session, you can apply at www.changeleaders.ca/skills
Over 300 people joined us for two days and 91 percent of those who gave us evaluations thought that the conference was either fantastic or solid.
Many took from the session “how big organizing changes everything” practical skills on how to engage, trust, rely and work with large numbers of volunteers through expert advices from Becky Bond and Zack Exley of the Bernie Sanders campaign.
2 weeks after the US Presidential Election, two of our trainers visited the Wellstone Institute's 'Unconference' called Rootscamp. This annual gathering of progressive organizers had many fascinating conversations about what happened over the election campaign, and what we need to learn from it.