METRO-ALLIANCE FOR THE COMMON GOOD: CALGARY
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Leadership Team

Tuesday, August 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec Synagogue


Reconciliation Team

Wednesday, August 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church

Board

Friday, August 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church


Delegate's Assembly/ AGM
September 7, 7:00 pm, Location TBA

Soul of the Next Economy Forum
September 29 & 30, 2017, Time TBA
Ambrose University is proud to host the Soul of the Next Economy Forum, where the non-profit sector, government, business and educational institutions converge. Fueled through innovation, collaboration and corporate social responsibility, we come together to learn about local and global social and development issues; connect with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these issues; and engage in sustainable business oriented solutions to these issues. Highlights include an Executive Roundtablewith Calgary business leaders, frontiers of corporate responsibility with Wayne Visser, challenging heropreneurship with Daniela Papi-Thornton and the Lion's Den challenge where you can showcase a social issue that you have a vision for. Learn more at nexteconomyforum.com and register here!


Reconciliation Journey; Walking a Path Together
with Vibrant Communities Calgary, Thursday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Click for more information


Core Team Training
Core teams are an important element in effective community organizing. Within each member organization the core team works to:
  • Connect the organization to its institution or community;
  • Engage the institution or community in the work of the alliance;
  • Use the skills of community organizing to strengthen the work, life and mission of the institution or community.
In short, core teams are the means by which community organizing strengthens institutions and transforms local communities.

Building and supporting core teams will become a central part of our ongoing work as an alliance. This will primarily be done through regular training sessions, which will offer instruction on core team effectiveness, and also allow teams to learn from and support each other's work.

October 26, at 7:00 p.m. Knox United Church

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/macg-core-team-training-tickets-36704322617


FUTURE EVENTS (Not yet scheduled)

Leadership for Public Life Training Institute

Do you feel a sense of urgency about the quality of life in your community/city?
Do you have something to say but do not believe your voice will be heard?
Do you want to develop the skills and create the networks that will enable you to be a part of real change?

We are citizens, parents, corporate executives, union members and people of faith who want to work together to transform our city into a community which acts justly and respects all. We call our selves The Metro Alliance for the Common Good.

This two day (9 hour) training is for those who share an interest in working together for the common good. The Institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 70 years of organizing experience.

Topics include:
Why organize? - Examine the history, traditions, and values of our labor, faith, community and educational organizations.
Fundamental organizing skills - Learn tools to conduct individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action to help obtain a concrete, winnable outcome.
Strengthening our institutions - Engage people systematically in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective.
Problems vs. issues - Focus from general problems to concrete, winnable issues by using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.

Date: Watch for next date
Location: TBA
Cost: MACG Member Organization: Free, Non-Members: $50 or pay as you are able. Includes lunch and refreshments.
You may pay online by clicking https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/leadership-in-public-life-institute-tickets-18934348145
For more information and/or to register please contact Ryan Andersen at ryan@calgarycommongood.org or 403-993-7123


An introduction to MACG and Community Organizing

Are you curious about what MACG and Community Organizing are? Are you wondering if this might be a way of strengthening your organization or having an impact on your community? This two hour introduction will give an overview of the core principles and process of community organizing and talk about ways that you and your community can become involved.

It is focused on:
  • Why organize? Why build an organizing organization in Calgary?
  • What are the fundamental community organizing skills?
  • How can community organizing strengthen our institutions?
  • What is the process of community organizing?
  • How can you and your organization get involved in the building of MACG?
Date: Watch for new dates
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1702 - 1 Street NW Calgary
For more information and to register contact Ryan Andersen atryan@calgarycommongood.org or 403-993-7123
SUPPORTING MACG

You can now donate money to support the educational work of MACG through the Industrial Areas Foundation Canada. This can be done through Canada Helps by clicking on the link below and selecting the MACG Calgary fund
https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/24229