Since 2006, the IAF Northwest has been hosting 6-day Leadership Trainings, currently in rotating cities across 4 countries: USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

This intensive training provides a thorough introduction to the organizing practices and principles developed by Industrial Areas Foundation member organizations in its 79-year history.

The leaders and organizers across the IAF Northwest / Canada / Australia / New Zealand have adapted and enriched the training to show that these organizing “universals” really are applicable across diverse settings and contexts.

The international cross-fertilization fostered within this region through leader and organizer exchanges brings a whole new level of creativity, imagination and inspiration to the application of IAF organizing practices in each unique community.