Organizing for Power: Core Fundamentals

Organizing for Power's Core Fundamentals is a six-week program that uses a mixture of plenary sessions, breakout groups and weekly campaign assignments to train organizers in the skills to fight back and win.
Week Date Time Session
Week One May 7, 2024 8:00 am - 10:00 am CSU 52 Campaign Practice
Time10:00 am - 12:30 pm SessionMain Plenary Zoom
WeekWeek Two DateMay 14, 2024 Time10:00 am - 12:30 pm SessionMain Plenary Zoom
WeekWeek Three DateMay 21, 2024 Time8:00 am - 10:00 am SessionCSU 52 Campaign Practice
Time10:00 am - 12:30 pm SessionMain Plenary Zoom
WeekWeek Four DateMay 28, 2024 Time8:00 am - 10:00 am SessionCSU 52 Campaign Practice
Time10:00 am - 12:30 pm SessionMain Plenary Zoom
WeekWeek Five DateJune 4, 2024 Time8:00 am - 10:00 am SessionCSU 52 Campaign Practice
Time10:00 am - 12:30 pm SessionMain Plenary Zoom
WeekWeek Six DateJune 11, 2024 Time10:00 am - 12:30 pm SessionMain Plenary Zoom

 

Training registration is on a first come first serve basis to a maximum of 30 participants for those who have NOT yet taken this training. We will keep a waiting list in case of cancellations. If you are scheduled to work please visit the Request for Leave Webpage to attend union training.

Snacks will be provided.

When
5/7/2024 - 6/11/2024
Where
Edmonton T5K 1M4 CANADA
Spots available
11

Program

Tuesday, 07 May 2024

Description
8:00 AM
Core Concepts and Leader Identification:  Introduction to the course and its core concepts. What are the prerequisites for building a united, super-majority organization? Why is it important to be able to identify leaders, and what is the difference between an organic leader and an activist?
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00 AM

Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Description
Semantics and the Words we Chose: The specific words you use matter. What words should we use (or not) to help workers understand that nothing will change without their active participation?
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00 AM

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Description
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM
6-Step Structured Organizing Conversations:  Moving a leader involves a much harder conversation than talking to coworkers and activists who already agree with you. Why is a 6-step Structured Organizing Conversation required in order to move, convince, and win over leaders?
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00 AM

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Description
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM
List work, leader identification, and framing the hard choice:  This session connects to our first week on best practices for identifying leaders. It helps to show why winning over leaders requires a 6-step structured organizing conversation, and how you adapt and deal with the hardest-to-move leaders.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM

Tuesday, 04 June 2024

Description
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM
Charting and Structure Tests:  Learn about the tools for building strong worksite structures. What is the difference between mapping and charting, and how can structure tests be used to strengthen organization and advance campaign work?
Time
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
10:00 AM

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

Description
Taking it Home - From Training to Implementation: This session will use examples from groups participating in the course to illustrate how to tie together the key lessons from The Core Fundamentals. What do you need to do now to implement what you’ve learned and take your organizing work to the next level?
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM

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