Managing with Labor's Values - Part 2: Building Accountability (LB560)

Can you be an effective manager while staying true to the values of the labor 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. Through the Managing with Labor's Values: Building Accountability workshop, participants will develop an understanding of different behavioral styles at work and learn how to adapt when conflicting styles cause misunderstandings, unproductive efforts and impede progress on reaching goals.

Key Topics & Outcomes

  • Understanding what makes accountability difficult
  • Preconditions for accountability
  • Tools for accountability
  • Reporting systems
  • Accountability meetings
  • Performance improvement plans
  • Maintaining accountability

Approach & Features

This two day workshop which is part of a series 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. Participants are strongly advised to also attend Managing with Labor’s Values - Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed since this workshop builds on the foundation laid in part 1. This workshop is open only to leaders and staff directors with significant supervisory/managerial responsibilities who are based at labor unions or social justice organizations.

A discounted discounted rate of $1600 (an $1800 value) is available if you register for both Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed and Part 2: Building Accountability. Click here to sign up for both courses at the discounted rate!

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


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.

16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States

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