Join Us for 3 Days of Movement Building at CSTI!

CSTI, the Western States Center’s annual 3-day training and networking extravaganza, is coming up!  Registration is open until June 24th!

If you haven’t attended CSTI (Community Strategic Training Initiative) before, what better year to start?  There are:

  • Hundreds of volunteers and staff from groups working for social justice.
  • Dozens of highly skilled trainer & organizers from across the country.
  • Over 30 skills-building and issue workshops to choose from.

I go back every year for the sheer energy of that many justice-seekers, the long lunch hours that foster new movement friendships and networking, and the workshops’ focus on being smarter, more strategic, and more creative with our cross-issue organizing.  It’s an inspiring couple of days!

Hard to say no? If you want to attend, let us know and then be sure to register by June 24th.

Each day-long workshop costs $75, though work trade options are available for those with limited resources.  ROP has a very small number of competitive scholarship slots that can fetch a partial discount – let us know if you want one and we’ll put your name in the hat.

Below are some teasers from our friends at Western States Center – we hope to see you there!

All my best,

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Can you believe CSTI is less than 2 months away? Don’t miss out. Registration closes on June 24. Sign up today!

Western States Center’s CSTI (Community Strategic Training Initiative) is from July 29 to July 31, 2011 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

We have an amazing array of workshops to help you strengthen your organizations. Check these out:
Strategic Planning and Evaluation for the Real World
We Recruit! Building Our Teams to Make Change,
Grants, Foundations and Money… Oh My!

If diving deeper into specific issues or sharpening your organizing skills is what you are looking for? We’ve got you covered with:
Advancing Equity: Beyond Basics for Moving Racial and Gender Justice,
Rolling Back Immigration Enforcement
Civic Engagement 101: Marching Towards 2012 

These are just samples of a few workshops. Check out the other 28 workshops!

Don’t miss out! Register by June 24.