Managing With Labor's Values - Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed (LB550)

NOTE: Cost of workshop is in USD.

Can you be an effective manager while staying true to the values of the labour movement? The answer is emphatically: yes!  Not only is it possible to manage staff without compromising on values, it is critical that managers at unions and social justice organizations get the training they need to become effective leaders and make the best use of limited resources. In this workshop, participants learn techniques for helping their staff succeed, keep staff accountable and respond appropriately to common staff management issues while honoring the values of the labour movement.

Key Topics & Outcomes

  • How managing in a union is unique
  • Get the best out of staff without being a “boss”
  • Assessing & adjusting management style to specific situations
  • Dealing with different behavioral styles
  • Giving effective feedback, coaching
  • Prerequisites for accountability

Approach & Features

This two day workshop will include short presentations, case studies, small group work, group discussions and role play.  Participants will have an opportunity to discuss real issues and with which they faced and with their peers in the workshop. This workshop is open only to leaders and staff directors with significant supervisory/managerial responsibilities who are based at labour unions or social justice organizations.

For more information about this workshop please contact Stacy Reynolds at 212.340.2809 or


Rodney Brown

Rodney L. Brown is Labor Management Consultant at 1199SEIU UHE, Labor Management Project in New York City.  He has taught Managing with Labor’s Values for Cornell for more than 7 years and he is certified to administer and interpret the DiSC behavioral assessment.    He has designed and implemented training programs for unions and other organizations in the areas of Diversity, Communication, Conflict Resolution and Team Building.

Kim Cook

Kim Cook is past President of SEIU Local 925, SEIU International Vice President and the SEIU Director of Member Leadership and Action Programs. Her strength and experience lies with staff development and supervision, membership leadership development and education and training in all aspects of union work.

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