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Managing with Labor's Values - Parts 1 & 2

Course Number
LB540

It is critical that managers at unions and social justice organizations receive training to become effective leaders and make the best use of limited resources. Participants learn techniques for helping their staff succeed and respond appropriately to common issues while honoring the values of the labor movement.

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The ILR School will follow all required safety protocols in place at the time of each scheduled in-person session. If we are unable to deliver an in-person session due to safety concerns, we will offer a virtual alternative or reschedule the session for a later date. Our standard participant cancellation/refund policy will apply.

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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 (October 21-22) & Part 2 (November 18-19) 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 (October 21 & 22, 2021)

  • How managing in a union is unique
  • Assessing & adjusting management style to specific situations
  • Dealing with different behavioral styles
  • Giving effective feedback, coaching
  • Prerequisites for accountability

Part 2: Building Accountability (November 18 & 19, 2021)

  • Motivation
  • Tools for accountability, including reporting systems
  • Performance improvement plans
  • Team building

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 organization. For more information about this workshop please contact Kim Cook at 212.340.2824 or kc948@cornell.edu.

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