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? Not only is it possible to manage staff without compromising 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. As the second part in a two part series, this workshop focuses on organizational effectiveness through accountability.  Learn methods and gain new tools in improving individual and organizational success and in building effective teams.

Key Topics & Outcomes

  • Preconditions for accountability
  • 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 organizations.

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. A 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 Kim Cook at 212.340.2824 or


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.


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