The CCL Organizing Academy's 10 month Advanced Organizer Course for experienced organizers is an intensive course that will provide experienced organizers a space to read, reflect, and explore ways to deepen their analysis and practice of community organizing. The course is designed to help you get to the next level and to dig deep into institutional and individual opportunities for growth. The course will be structured by topic, which currently are: Base Building, Leadership Development, Political Education, Coalitions and Campaigns, and Institutional Growth - all looking at developing staff and creating a culture of excellence. (Topics are subject to change based on participant input). For each topic, the class will explore theoretical frameworks, reflect on current practices for their strengths and challenges, identify new practices to try, and then reflect on implementing them. The class is participatory and discussion-oriented, rather than lecture-style. Participants, the instructor, and additional advisers all contribute to the on-going development of the course.
The course will meet for three hours, from 10:00 am to 1:00pm, two Fridays each month starting in September and will run through June.