Core Organizer Training for HSA Members

The Health Sciences Association has partnered with Organize BC to host their interactive two-day core organizer training on March 18 & 19. We have a limited number of no-cost spaces for HSA members to attend.

This training is designed for members interested in grassroots engagement in their union activism and social change work. More information on the training curriculum is included below.

The training will be held at the Health Sciences Association Office at 180 E Columbia St in New Westminster from 9:30am to 5:30pm each day. It is a 5 minute walk from the Sapperton Skytrain station. Organize BC will provide coffee, tea and some snacks. Please bring a lunch for yourself.

If you are interested in registering for a no-cost HSA spot, please e-mail @email. HSA spots are limited and a waiting list will be kept for future Organize BC organizer trainings.

Questions can be sent to Jonny at @email or by phone at 604-517-0994.

Organize BC Lower Mainland Core Organizer Training

Based off of successful organizing practices from the Obama for America campaigns and the engagement organizing framework developed by Marshall Ganz, this interactive two-day training with Organize BC will give participants a grounding in organizing practices to successfully create distributed leadership teams to work on campaigns. As a participant, you can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an organizer in your community, and have practical next steps to implement.

Core Trainings provide a holistic overview of the engagement organizing framework, based on five leadership practices: Telling Stories, Building Relationships, Structuring Teams, Strategizing and Taking Action. Using a mix of lecture, small and large group discussion, activities, and role play, participants learn a framework for empowering people in their community to make change.

Who is it for? 

Core Trainings are for anyone interested in grassroots engagement in their social change work. Staff organizers, engagement staff and volunteer coordinators at community organizations, labour unions, NGOs, social service agencies, as well as volunteers and community members wanting to run or join people-centred campaigns, are all great candidates for Core Training.  This framework has been successfully applied to campaigns working on affordable housing, climate change, community mental health, elections, health care reform, public education, and women’s rights, among dozens of other issues. It has been applied by clergy, environmentalists, labour organizers, parents trying to improve their communities, political candidates and social workers, to name a few.