Four times a year, the Gamaliel Foundation holds a National Weeklong Leadership Training for clergy and laity.
The weeklong training curriculum helps participants recapture the language of power and self-interest, engaging them in a struggle to define their own values, confront their fears, embrace their life ambitions, and harness their passion to create a world that is consistent with their faith values.
Trainees are led to see the importance of initiating and developing public relationships based upon mutual self-interest.
The one-on-one meeting is introduced and utilized throughout the week as the key tool to becoming a leader and to creating powerful organizations.
Participants are challenged to develop a public life and to declare the risks they will need to take to create that path for themselves.
Trainees learn about the nature of power organizations and how to conduct a community power analysis.
Sessions on effective meetings, issues and actions, strategic issue campaigns and fundraising offer concrete practical tools.
Finally, the art of agitation is introduced in a formal session, although it is utilized by the trainers throughout the week as a powerful tool to move leaders into action based on their values and self-interest. The end of the week focuses on planning and reflection for life back at home.
Training's are offered quarterly in English and Spanish in the United States and three times a year in South America.