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WORKSHOP OFFERINGS 2024

Workshops are facilitated by a mix of our staff, coaches and trainers. This summer, all workshops are being offered remotely and conducted in English. 

If you don't see something that meets your content, scheduling or language needs, please fill out the interest form. If there is enough interest, we will explore running additional sessions. If our public workshop offerings do not meet your organizational needs and you are doing base building work, our customized workshops might be better suited for you. 

Upcoming Workshops

MEMBERS AT THE CENTER: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT BASICS
June 12th
12pm -3pm ET/ 9am- 12pm PT

To build power and win, we must not only grow our base of members, but also support them to lead. This interactive workshop teaches the fundamentals of creating leadership development pathways that support members to lead in our organizations and stay in our movements for the long-haul. 

PLANNING FOR DISAGREEMENT: BUILDING BLOCKS OF STRONG COALITIONS
June 26th
12pm -3pm ET/ 9am- 12pm PT

Coalitions bring together organizations with different self-interests around a shared strategy. Together, these organizations are more powerful and more prone to disagreement. This interactive workshop supports participants to plan for disagreement with building blocks of strong coalitions–like setting clear expectations and having honest conversations about power. Participants will learn questions to ask when starting a coalition and grapple with the challenges faced when doing so.

FROM APATHY TO ACTION: ORGANIZING CONVERSATIONS THAT GROW OUR MOVEMENTS
August 7th
12pm -3pm ET/ 9am- 12pm PT

Organizing is about listening to people, identifying what they care about, presenting a vision for what is possible, and moving them to action. Yet with the pressures of making ends meet, people who care often respond to our 1:1 conversations with “I’m too busy” and “things will never change.” This participatory workshop offers an outline and tools for having organizing conversations that move people from “I can’t” to collective action. 

COALITION TENSION: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
August 21st
12pm -3pm ET/ 9am- 12pm PT

Tension emerges in our coalitions because we have different interests, access to resources, and relationships to power. And often we don't take time to cultivate trust, develop shared practices, and have hard conversations. When tension arises, we often want to avoid or ignite it. This workshop offers another way—use tension to strengthen our bonds, grow our capacity, and move together to shift conditions for our people. Participants receive tools and coaching to plan for and respond to tension in this way.

If you want to join us for more than one workshop in the series, email info@theorganizingcenter.org for a 20% off discount code.

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