Lister Conference Centre
11613 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6G
AEN is focussed on building capacity to preserve and protect Alberta’s environment. We work to support and amplify AEN members’ work. Over the past two years, AEN members have discussed strategies to optimise the impact of the Network and its member organisations. This fall we will gather over 1½ days to put these strategies into practice.
AEN member groups work on a broad range of inter-connected issues covering a wide geographic area. The urgency of our environmental objectices requires that we work together strategically and effectively. Meeting in person—knowing each another, our environmental imperatives, and how to support each other—is very important to actualising collective action and impact. To this end we have organised three events that provide practical instruction, knowledge exchange, and skill building to guide and focus our collective purpose. We strongly encourage you to join your fellow environmental advocates on November 17 and 18 to contribute your unique perspective and expertise.
The cost of travel, accomodation and meals for AEN members will be covered by AEN. More details…
Friday, November 17, 1pm to 5pm
We will start on Friday afternoon with a directed-network campaign workshop that lays out the 4 principles that are common to high impact campaigns undertaken by NGOs with limited resources. The skill-based workshop will be delivered by NetChange Principal Strategist Jason Mogus who has presented his research and case studies in Canada, US, Europe and Australia. Workshop participants will learn the best practices applicable to modern engagement within movements and within cause-driven organizations.
This workshop is open to any group looking to increase the impact of their advocacy campaigns.
Saturday, November 18, 9am to 4pm
To set the stage we’ll start with an open discussion of Alberta’s environmental community as a whole, a very brief recap of past strategy discussions, members AEN’s role and direction, the system in which AEN operates, our successes and failures.
The remainder of the day will focus on actualising AEN’s strategies through our caucus model, how caucuses can be strengthened and proactive, cross-pollination and planning for the short, medium and long term. What we should focus on, stop doing, keep doing and start doing. We will also discuss the importance and development of government relations and campaign skills as well as collaboration with other organisations.
Friday, November 17, 7pm
Due to scheduling issues, the Linda Duncan event has been cancelled. If you previously made a donation, you will receive a refund.
We believe that we can strategically and proactively preserve and protect Alberta's environment by bringing together and strengthening our environmental community.
As an non-partisan and impartial facilitator, we