November 14, 2014 (All day) - November 16, 2014 (All day)
The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute will be holding a 3-Day Training in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN on November 14-16, 2014. The training will be held at the Education Minnesota Headquarters, located at 41 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55103.
The purpose of the Organizing Institute is to train member activists and member organizers in basic organizing skills. If you are looking to train member activists to work on internal or external organizing campaigns, we encourage you to send your members to the training.
What will participants learn at this training?
- One on One Communication Skills
- How to Move Workers to Take Action
- Leadership ID and Development
- Internal/External Organizing Campaign Techniques
When does the Training Begin/End?
Start time: Friday, November 14th at 10:00am. End Time: Sunday, November 16th at 12 noon.
What is the fee to sponsor a participant?/What does the fee cover?
The fee to sponsor a member/participant is $125 per participant (includes training materials and the costs of meals for the weekend). Any costs for hotel overnight stays, lost time, parking or participant travel to/from the training, is the responsibility of the sponsoring union.
Who can send participants to this training?
Labor Organizations affiliated with the National AFL-CIO are welcome to sponsor members to attend this training.
How do we sponsor participants?
Registration for the training may be completed on the OI website at http://www.AFLCIO.org/OI Participants must be pre-registered for the training. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. All fees must be paid by the start of the training, unless other arrangements are made in advance. We are not able to accept personal checks. Checks should be made payable to the Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. All fees and sponsorship forms should be sent to Gail Tapscott at 815 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 or fax to 202-639-6210.
What about Hotel accommodations?
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront (11 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55101) at the special rate of $149/night. You can make hotel arrangements directly with the hotel using the group code AFLCIO. After October 17, 2014 rooms this rate is guaranteed only if rooms are available. Please register and make hotel reservations early to ensure space. There is an additional fee for parking at the hotel.
What happens after we submit payment and sponsorship forms?
Registered participants will receive a training packet (training agenda, training materials and logistical information) sent to the email listed on their registration form about one week prior to the training.