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Monday, August 8, 2011

Low-cost community leadership training

Like the man said,
Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky.

They are people who say: This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better. (Gov. Tom McCall)
Introduction to Community Leadership
Part I - August 15th,
Part II - August 16th, 4-7 pm (six hours total)

Where? Northgate Center, 2nd Floor, 3850 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301

Cost? $10 suggested minimum donation for the entire workshop (scholarships available). To register send email or call Maria at 503.363.1895

Introduction to Community Leadership will provide learners with a fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects which go into crafting a successful community-led engagement campaign.

Community engagement campaigns are those which have a clear end in mind, whether that is something as local as new street lighting, or something more broad such as expanded health coverage for working families. This course prepares learners for advanced and hands-on learning in more specialized topics within Leadership Development and Community Organizing.

This course is especially effective for those new to community organizing, or those looking to sharpen their skills. It is not required to come with an issue already in mind! This workshop will teach you how to choose an issue that makes sense for your community. By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand the basic components of community engagement/organizing campaigns.

  • Understand and articulate the difference between an Issue and a Problem

  • Describe the basic steps required to develop a community engagement/organizing campaign.

  • Understand the concept of the Social Determinants of Health.