The 2013 Leadership for a Future class is now accepting applications. The premier organizer training program in the Rhode Island, Leadership for a Future is a great opportunity for people to learn how Rhode Island REALLY works and but also how to make it work better. You can register for the program ONLINE or download a brochure HERE.
Sponsored by the Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies, Working Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, Leadership for a Future has trained hundreds of people over the last 12 years to work in their union, their community group, or their church, on how to use organizing and communication skills to further the cause of social and economic justice. You can register for the program ONLINE or download a brochure HERE. As one of the faculty members for the program, I am really excited for the next year. I think we are going to have a great year and would encourage you to sign up early. We have already seen an uptick in interest this year.
The program begins with a full-day retreat followed by an evening leadership orientation. Sessions are held every other Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Throughout the program, participants examine the process and impact of social influence and leadership on the many issues facing Rhode Island’s communities while focusing on relationship building, institutional reflection, power analysis and initial studies on a variety of societal topics.
- History of Communities and Labor in Rhode Island
- Rhode Island’s Issues of the Day
- Rhode Island Government
- Grass Roots Organizing / Lobbying
- Using the Media / On-line Organizing
- Changes in Public Education in Rhode Island
- Public Speaking for Organizers