AFL-CIO Organizing Institute Training March 2017 Session
The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute (the “OI”) is excited to present a 3-day training program designed to help organizers with field experience take on greater responsibility for planning, leading—and winning—successful organizing campaigns. Organizing Institute training gives an intensive look at the work of a union organizer. Participants learn one-on-one communication skills, as well as campaign and strategic planning skills. More than 50 participants from different crafts and industries will travel to Atlanta from various parts of the United States and Canada to meet in Local 479’s meeting hall Friday through Sunday. This event is not confined to the film industry; attendees include the IBEW, the building trades, and both public and private sector.
The daily schedule for activities at Local 479:
Friday: 10:00am – 6:30pm with dinner to follow
Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm with breakfast at 8am
Sunday: 3 hour wrap-up session
This training session provides presentations, group discussions, and interactive activities focusing on organizing principals and techniques, including rehearsed responses to various situations with live evaluation and direction.
Selected applicants participate in a three-month, paid field-training program in which they learn union-building skills firsthand.