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Event: Organizing 2.0 (4/13-14)

Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 9:00 AM –
Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 4:00 PM

Murphy Institute
25 West 43rd Street
19th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Organizing 2.0 is the New York region’s premier skills training conference for organizers, communicators, techies and activists of all levels.

Join hundreds of staff and members of unions, community organizations, grassroots campaigns and local nonprofits, independent activists too, for workshops, trainings, discussions, consulting and networking opportunities. We feature visionary speakers, and provocative debates around strategy and practices.

Trainings include: online to offline organizing, digital strategy, member engagement, visual storytelling and much more.

UC Labor Center — 2016 Lead Organizer Training

Lead-Organizer-Training-2016-flyer_finalThe coming years will present exciting challenges for labor and community groups. Unions and community-based organizations will need skilled staff in order to tackle the mounting needs placed before them and their constituents.

The UC Berkeley Labor Center will offer a Lead Organizer Training on January 20-22, 2016, featuring these topics:

Staff/Leadership Development • Wellness/Healthy LifeStyle Exercises • Training/Teaching/Learning Skills • Strategic Campaign Planning • Community-Labor Coalition Building • Lead Organizing Techniques/Tools

This workshop is offered for those union and community activists who hold lead organizing positions within their organizations, or will be assigned the task in the near future. Groups entering contract bargaining, conducting campaigns, or undertaking issue-oriented activities during 2016 should consider sending their lead organizers to this training.

The three-day training will be facilitated by UCB Adjunct Labor Specialist Maria L. Abadesco. It will also feature Sanjay Garla, Organizing Director of SEIU United Service Workers West, and Kuusela Hilo, Organizer with United Nurses Associa- tion of California/Union of Health Care Professionals.

SEIU United Service
Workers West office
3411 East 12th Street, Suite 200 Oakland, CA 94601

Application Deadline: November 16, 2015

Maximum 22 participants

Registration Fee: Unions: $400 CBOs: $275

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and printed and online materials. Registrations that are cancelled after Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:00 pm will be charged 10% of tuition.

For more information please contact:

Maria Abadesco
Adjunct Labor Specialist 707-494-2461 MariaLaborCenter@yahoo.com


Alicia Flores
Program Coordinator 510-643-0910 alicia.flores@berkeley.edu

To download an application go to http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu

The 2016 Lead Organizer Training welcomes participation from people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, and gender identities.

Training on Strategic Campaign Research, Nov. 16-18

From the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Research:

Our annual training on Strategic Campaign Research will be held on November 16-18 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Maryland. […] 

The training in November is a shorter and more accessible version of the intensive Cornell class that we cosponsor each summer.  It is designed for those who are new to strategic research – researcher new hires, organizers who do their own research, and other staff with research duties, along with leaders and members who want to learn more about strategic campaigning.  Community allies are welcome to participate. […]

Please note that the course is limited to 28 participants and we encourage early registration.