2017 Fall Leadership

2017 Fall Leadership Institute

November 3-4, UM-D Fairlane Center North Building, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI, 48126

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1. PUBLIC SPEAKING AND COMMUNICATION: Get up and speak up! If you’re active in the union, or want to become active, you have to get up and speak up. Learn to put together a brief speech, one that will move your listeners and get attention in a good way.

2. EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES: Most unions have committees where much of the important work gets done, such as Community Services, Civil and Human Rights, Veterans and Conservation/Recreation, Women’s, etc. This class will help your committees set SMART goals, recruit volunteers, organize events and carry on the work of the union.

3. LOCAL UNION ADMINISTRATION: Income, expenses, auditing, elections, the business of unions is serious work. This class is designed to help local union officers responsible for what goes on at the hall or the office.

4. ADVANCED GRIEVANCE HANDLING: Designed for participants that want to follow up on Basic Grievance Handling. Workshop discussions include writing fact sheets, preparing for arbitration and when to settle. You must have taken Basic Grievance Handling prior to this class.

5. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: This class will pick up where others leave off, at the table, deadline approaching, how to settle and ratify an agreement. It is strongly suggested that participants have had at least one class on the subject, or some experience prior to enrollment.

6. MEDIA MATTERS II: For advanced training on print and electronic media, creating flyers, posters and eye-catching material. Come back and take this class, if you’ve had Social Media, Local Union Press or any other communications classes. This one will pick up where we ran out of time!


PLACE: The Institute is held at the UM’s Fairlane Center, North Building, at 19000 Hubbard Road, Dearborn, 48126.

Registration confirmations are now emailed; please print clearly. Forms may be sent by fax, US mail, or email (see below).

TIME AND DATES: Check-in is 7:30 to 8:45 am Friday morning, November 3rd, at UM-D Fairlane North. Opening Session starts promptly at 9:00am Friday. The conference ends at 4:30pm Friday and Saturday. Evening meals are on your own.

REGISTRATION: Cost is $560.00. Registration and payment should reach us by October 20, 2017. Ford, Chrysler, GM & USW Tuition Programs are active and cover most of the cost. If using Tuition Assistance, apply for $500 tuition; you or your workplace must include the $60 meal payment with your registration (meal payment is mandatory for all registrants). You can download the registration form here and mail or fax it to us. Our new online registration system is here.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Edward Hotel, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, Michigan. To make your reservation, call 313.592.3622 and mention the Fall Leadership Institute to ensure the group rate of $99 per night, single or double occupancy. Cut-off date for hotel room reservations is Friday, October 20. After that, the special rate may not apply.

CANCELLATION/REFUND: Last date to withdraw for refund is Friday, October 27 at 4pm. Please note: to be valid, registrants must call CLCS (313-583-6400) and get a cancellation code from Center staff. Also, no-shows or late cancellations must pay full price; you will be charged unless you call us by 9/15/2017 and get a cancellation code.

Limited number of partial scholarships available - Download the application Here or call us.