About the New York State AFL-CIO / Cornell Union Leadership Institute
The New York State AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute (ULI) prepares labor and worker-justice leaders to effectively and strategically advance the rights of workers. Founded in 2001, ULI helps labor and worker justice leaders strengthen their organizations so that they are bold, innovative and able to adapt to a changing global economy and workforce.
ULI ventures beyond the traditional “skills-building“ approach in labor leadership training, using a transformational model of leadership development as a tool to build inclusion and solidarity. We are a unique, multi-union, multi-sector statewide certificate program where participants share ideas and common concerns, acquire new tools, sharpen skills, and connect with other worker leaders in the New York labor and worker justice movements.
It helps build a statewide network of visionary leaders who can advance collective bargaining and worker representation in communities and workplaces.
The curriculum combines three week-long retreats facilitated by a team of experienced and dynamic instructors. We are committed to active learning and use a wide range of participatory approaches.
The curriculum is designed to adjust to the particular needs and actual challenges ULI participants are facing within their own organizations. ULI provides space for leaders to explore the strategic challenges they face in the workplace and society.
The Institute is looking for top-level staff and elected leaders who currently hold positions of significant responsibility within their unions. The sponsoring organization’s commitment to its nominee’s leadership development is a critical factor for admission.
A limited number of scholarships are available for participants whose unions and organizations have limited financial resources to sponsor their participation in the program.
Faculty and Staff
- Director of the National Labor Leadership initiative
Kathleen Mulligan is the Director of Labor Leadership Programs, and Co-Director of the National Labor Leadership Initiative, at Cornell University’s ILR School.
- Senior Extension Associate, Labor Leadership Team
David Unger is a Senior Extension Associate for the Worker Institute’s Labor Leadership Team, where he works to help build the NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute’s presence across New Y
To speak with someone about the program or to request an information packet contact:
Elaine Kim, Director of New York State AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute at email@example.com.
New York State AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute
The Worker Institute, ILR School
570 Lexington Ave
12th floor, New York, NY 10022