Participants will be in small groups as well as in large plenary sessions. Sessions will run from 9-6pm everyday and participants will be expected to do a group assignment that will take 90 min after the end of each day. Participants will go through an internal process of reflecting about their own leadership choices and capacities, as well as conceptual processes of understanding the basic assumptions and propositions of the tradition of community organizing. After those processes have been established, we will proceed towards developing practical skills that will support participants in their current organizing campaigns.
Criteria for Participation:
Ayni has important criteria for this training. Participants are expected to already be in an organizing position (part-time or full-time) in their organizations. We encourage people to come in groups with their lead organizer to develop proper apprenticeship support. We expect participants to be interested in engaging and building organizing projects, and that they are interested in developing their leadership.
The training will take place at 2 Chelsea St. in East Boston, MA (near Maverick Square). It will start on Monday, October 1st and end on Saturday, October 6th. We will be starting at 9am, so please plan to arrive at least 15 mins. beforehand. Light refreshments and breakfast will be served. The training will not cover food or lodging.
We want to support all kinds of people to attend this training regardless of their financial need. This training is only for people that are already in organizing organizations.
We have a pay scale depending on the budget size of the organization:
||For Volunteer & Small-sized organizations (under 200k yearly budget)
||For Mid-sized Organizations (under 500k yearly budget)
||For Large Organizations (Over 1m per year budget or organizations sponsored by philanthropic institutions)