Building Power in our Communities (5 day residential training)

The 5-day residential training is an intensive and transformational course that explores in depth the principals and tools of community organising. 

The guest teacher will be Sr Maribeth Larkin, Lead Organiser and Teacher with the Industrial Areas Foundation. With over four decades experience in community organising, Sr Maribeth teaches ordinary people how to shape and influence public policy around issues including education reform, increasing wages and benefits, and health care availability.

Training includes:

  • Building a broad-based alliance

  • Building a powerful coalition through relationships

  • Understanding community organising

  • Power analysis and forming strategy

  • Organising actions that influence and win

  • Creating leadership for social justice

  • Making it happen in your community

Community organisations who are members of Living Wage and Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga are encouraged to send leaders and change makers to be part of this training.

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to community leaders who have already been involved with our one day/two day Living Wage and Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga training.

For organisations and individuals that do not have membership with Living Wage or Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga, please contact our Community Organisers if you are interested in this training. We will assess on a case-by-case basis if there will be spaces available. 

There is also a Wellington-based training available run through the Living Wage network in Wellington.

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July 29, 2019 at 9:00am - August 02, 2019


Vaughan Park Retreat
1043 Beach Rd Torbay
Auckland 0630
New Zealand
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Cathy Bi-Riley ·

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