Managing with Labor's Values - Parts 1 & 2 (LB540)

Can you be an effective manager while staying true to the values of the labor movement? 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 - Part 1 (April 23-24) & Part 2 (May 21-22) workshops, 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 labor movement.

Key Topics & Outcomes

Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed (April 23-24)

  • 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

Part 2: Building Accountability (May 21-22)

  • 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 challenges they face with peers in the workshop.  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.

Although it is possible to register for Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed (April 23-24) and Part 2: Building Accountability (May 21-22) individually it is highly recommended that participants register for both workshops using this page at a discounted rate of $1600 (an $1800 value). For more information about this workshop please contact Kim Cook at 212.340.2824 or kc948@cornell.edu.

Instructors

Kimberly Cook

Kim Cook is extension faculty for education and training at The Worker Institute. She has formerly served as president of SEIU Local 925, a local of 26,000 education and public sector workers in Washington State. In 2004, she went on to serve on the SEIU International Executive Board and as international vice-president at SEIU. In 2010, Cook established a new member engagement department at SEIU, working with locals throughout the country on leadership and organizational development. She has also worked for OPEIU, AAUP and Working America.

$1600.00

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