The workshop application deadline is Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Accepted workshop proposals will be notified by June 15, 2018.
• Handouts should be made available to workshop participants. Along with being a guide to help participants better follow the information you present, this handout should also include resources for further exploration of your workshop topic.
• Workshops should be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. Please plan for 10 minutes for introductions and 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end of your workshop.
Example: John Doe is the Volunteer Coordinator at Revitalizing Neighborhoods, an organization working to bring about community transformation in West San Antonio. He works closely with schools, churches, community organizations, and community members to create partnerships to bring about real change in the community. He holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Houston and an M.S.W. from the University of Texas at Arlington.
(If there is not a co-presenter, skip to the Workshop Information Section.)
Example:Everyday Organizers: Tools for Christians to mobilize communities and engage in social change
Example:Social change is a nice idea, but can people on the ground actually make a difference? In this workshop, participants will explore tools and techniques for engaging in community organizing at the local level. The presenters will share their experience of working toward the passage of a city ordinance that protects low-income community members, as well as the faith convictions that led them to do so. Participants will have the opportunity to create a social action plan to take back to their churches, organizations, and communities.
• Discuss the church’s role in community organizing
• Give practical how-tos for getting started in community organizing
• Participants will practice sample advocacy scripts to use during personal visits and phone calls with elected officials
• Participants will network with one another about how to work together after the conclusion of the workshop