Training: Community Organizing & Creative Tactics for Change Agents

Activate your Activism with Creativity!

Kayaks, Light projections, Drumming for Demonstrations, Community Organizing - and much more

Backbone Campaign presents a training for Change Agents on the Sectors of Agency: Community Organizing - Artful Activism - Creative Tactics, at the future home of the NW Change Agent Training Center on Vashon Island. 

Join us Friday, May 12 for a Community Organizing workshop with Jim Diers.

Then on Saturday, explore Creative Tactics and Artful Activism, including kayaktivism with Eric Ross in Quartermaster Harbor.

Meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday) are included in the cost of training.

Cost: $115-$140; a very limited number of partial scholarships may be available; email to inquire/apply.










About the Presenters

Jim Diers

Jim Diers has a passion for getting people engaged with their communities and in the decisions that affect their lives. He was appointed the first director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods in 1988 where he served under three mayors over a span of 14 years.


Currently, Jim teaches courses in community organizing and development at the University of Washington and serves on the faculty of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute. He travels internationally to deliver speeches, present workshops, and provide technical assistance to community associations, non-profit organizations, and government.

He has received several community awards for his Community Organizing work and has authored a book titled Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way. More information can be found on his website,


Will you come?

$175.00 Warrior Activist-training + scholarship contribution to help fund others

All trainings + food/accommodations + kayaking, plus extra to help fund scholarships

$140.00 Activist training & accommodations

Friday night + Saturday trainings, + food and lodging + kayaking

$115.00 Activist training-no accommodations

All trainings + food + kayaking but arranging accommodations elsewhere (or local resident)