IAF Training

As an affiliate, you are able to join trainings offered by the IAFNW. Below are trainings available in the coming weeks. This list updated with new trainings, please check back for more trainings in the future. 


Upcoming Training Dates: 





Foundation for Community Organizing

This two-day training provides an introduction to the foundational leadership practices and principles of community organizing that have made it an effective means of bringing about social change. This training is based on the 70+ years of experience of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in uniting communities to take action that makes a difference on issues that matter.

This training focuses on topics such as:


  • The practices of relationships-based leadership
  • Power - how to understand and exercise "power with" instead of "power over"
  • How to listen to a community for action
  • Breaking down complex social problems into actionable issues
  • Power Analysis, Action and Negotiations for Social Change


This training is taught by the Edmonton Alliance’s Organizer along with community leaders who bring their experience in winning on issues that affect citizens in the Greater Edmonton Region. The training is open to everyone, there is a suggested donation of $25 for lunch and snacks. 

Friday, November 17th, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM AND Saturday, November 18th, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM