Residential Seminars

A group of ULI participants enjoy a picnic outdoors near the Cornell campus in Ithaca

Curriculum and Dates

The Institute core curriculum is a series of six topical seminars covering leadership and managerial skills and tackling critical economic, political and social questions. Seminars are coordinated by Cornell ILR faculty and are held either on Cornell's Ithaca campus or at other locations around New York State and New York City. Presenters include union and community leaders as well as noted scholars and educators. Participants are required to attend all sessions.

Participants receive a Cornell certificate in recognition of their completion of the Institute program upon graduation. They also may choose to earn 12 undergraduate college credits by completing additional assignments. If desired, these credits can be applied to their pursuit of a bachelor's degree at a number of state and NYC institutions, or at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Class of 2017

July 2017 - August 2018

Critical Challenges in Union Leadership July 23-28, 2017 Ithaca (at Cornell)
Critical Capacity I: Internal Organizing October 19-21, 2017 Saratoga, NY
Critical Capacity II: Focusing on Growth January 18-20, 2018 New York City
Critical Capacity III: Building Solidarity Across Difference March 8-10, 2018 Albany, NY
Critical Capacity IV: Understanding the New Global Economy May 10-12, 2018 New York City
Advanced Leadership in Unions: Power, Politics and Organizational Change July 29 – August 3, 2018 Ithaca (at Cornell)