2007 Michigan Summer School for Women Workers

2007 Michigan Summer School for Women Workers
July 26 - 29, 2007     (PAST EVENT)
Kellogg Center / East Lansing, Michigan
Registration fee: $450 (Tuition: $400, Meals: $50)

02  Basic Union Skills
M. Pat Fowler, UAW Local 1248
Lorene Randall, UAW Local 651 (Retired)
DeLisa Brown, TWU Local 171
This is a great class for first-timers. Pick up all the tools necessary to effect positive change in your local union. You'll learn how to become a more active participant in union meetings. A woman

03  Female & Male Relationships
Dr. Michelle Morgan, AAUP, AFT
Sam Kirkland, UAW Local 653
Sandra Esparza, UWUA Local 105
Why are some couples very happy together? What kind of foundation is their relationship built upon? Just how can women relate to men--who seem to be from a different planet? Come and learn how to better understand and relate to the opposite sex!

04  Communication & Leadership Skills
Michelle Kaminski, MSU Labor Education
Judy Barber, UAW Local 362
Kenyatta Douglas, UAW Local 182
Overcome the obstacles to communication by utilizing the building blocks of creating and delivering your message. Whether you are chairing a committee meeting or leading a march, preparation and planning are key elements of leadership.

05  Ballot Box to Bread Box: Politics & Finances
Willie Paulsen, MSU
Maria G. Starr, UAW Local 652
We can negotiate the best contract in the world, but a legislative change can negate it. We need to educate ourselves and others and be involved in the legislative process so WE are the ones to establish the laws to enable us to maintain the middle class.

06  Attitude Affects Your Altitude: Mind, Body & Soul
Lynn Marie Smith, AFT-Michigan
April Bau, UAW Local 892
Nicole Charles, UAW Local 845
Do you know people who emit negative vibes with all that they do? No matter what is thought, said, or done, negativity shines through. Come learn the powerful influence being positive can have on people. Exchange ideas on how to elevate your strengths and your efforts by developing magnetic positive habits.

07  Conflict Resolution
Michelle Fecteau, AAUP
Calvanita Peals, UAW Local 594
Jeanne Baugh, UAW Local 6000
Have you ever stamped your feet, screamed, pointed your finger, and demanded that your position be heard? Then you threw gasoline on the fire. Attend this workshop and explore the techniques and methods of professional conflict resolution.

1A  Youth & Unions (Ages 8-12)
Erica Capetillo
Nicole Douglas
Get your kids out from in front of the TV and into a workshop where they will learn what unionism is all about. They

1B  Youth & Unions (Ages 13-18)
Yalonda Freeman, UAW Local 598
Detra Pittman, UAW Local 898
Get your kids out from in front of the TV and into a workshop where they will learn what unionism is all about. They