Mondays September 23rd & 30th 2019: 6pm – 9pm | Halifax, NS | REGISTER NOW

A two-part workshop for people who have big ambitions for improving their communities, is already engaged in political or community organizing work and wants to make the best use of their time.

The workshop will involve a mix of individual and group activities for reflection, goal setting and action planning. There won’t be a slide deck of organizing and productivity tips, instead participants will be guided through a set of activities that help them identify and share past strategies for success and set goals and make a plan to reach those goals.

Instructor: Tara Jaskowiak – Facilitator, Community Advocate, Coach

Tara Jaskowiak is the owner/facilitator of Groundwork – a company she founded that is dedicated to providing support and tools to guide people from feeling overwhelmed to having more control in their work and life. Tara is also an engaged citizen and community advocate. She was (and remains) a founding board member of the Greater Petite Area Community Association (GPACA) – a local community group who took their fight to keep their rural school open all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (and won).

Workshop Details

WHERE: 5557 Cunard St, 2nd Floor Halifax, NS @ Common Good Solutions HUB (MAP)

Accessibility Note: Unfortunately, the space this workshop is being held in is not wheelchair accessible.

WHEN: This course will take place over two three-hour sessions, one week apart.

– Week One: Reflection, Values and Strategies for Success (September 23rd)

Participants will reflect on their past work in community and political organizing, share and reflect with one another in small groups about what worked well (and what didn’t) in their past efforts. At the end of the workshop participants will identify 3 – 5 high-level goals for the months ahead.

Week Two: 90 Day Planning

Participants will arrive with the goals they set the previous week and will be lead through a 90 day planning activity designed to help them map out the path to reaching those goals over the next three months.

Who This Course is For

This course is for people engaged in public, political and community issues – at any level or scale – who want support getting organized. If you see your work as matching that description, we’d love to have you join this workshop. If you’re looking for support getting organized for any other reason (e.g. running your business, completing grad school), this won’t be the best workshop for you.

Workshop Size

Workshop size is limited to 12 participants, and registrations are secured on a first-come first-served basis.

Registration & Pricing

Early Bird Registration: $175 (Register by Friday September 13th)

General Registration: $190

Registration Deadline: Friday September 20th 2019 at Noon

Fine Print
Cancellation Policy
Workshops with low sign-up rates at the registration deadline may be cancelled. If this occurs, and you have already registered for the course, you will be issued a full refund.
Refund Policy

Registration fees can be refunded (minus 10% processing fee) up until the registration deadline. Following the registration deadline, refunds will not be issued.