Organizing: People, Power, Change

Raising awareness and putting out press releases is rarely enough. Winning campaigns in our media-saturated world requires people power. Organizing: People, Power, Change teaches time-tested skills of community organizing to build people-powered campaigns.


Do you want to grow the public support for your organization or campaign? Do you want to empower your supporters, volunteers, and members to take more leadership in your campaign? Are you unsure of how to design a campaign that can achieve the size and scale needed to win?

In Organizing: People, Power, Change, you’ll learn how to develop an effective campaign strategy and motivating campaign story to bring in new supporters and volunteers. You'll learn how to empower volunteers and members to create grassroots teams in their community to win change. And you'll learn how to run effective tactics and design campaign strategies that leverage people power.

Who is it for?

Organizing: People, Power, Change is for anyone interested in using grassroots engagement in their social change work. Staff organizers, member engagement staff and volunteer coordinators at labour unions, community organizations, NGOs, social service agencies, as well as volunteers and community members wanting to run or join people-centred campaigns, are all great candidates for this 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.

Cost & Cancellation Policy

Tuition for the training is on a sliding scale from $50 to $300. You'll have a chance to select the most appropriate tuition rate when you apply, as well as to request a further discounted or free space in the training. 


Trainees that cancel via email to Skills for Change Alberta a minimum of 10 working days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations that occur later than that may not be eligible for a refund.

Dates & Location

The next Organizing: People, Power, Change training will be in late 2018 or early 2019, location to be determined. Sign up on our email list to be the first to know when applications open.