Educational Opportunities in Region 8

Education and knowledge are key to labor's strength, growth, and victories. Region 8 provides a variety of educational opportunities designed to motivate members and develop leadership skills. In some cases this is available through printed materials, or videos published and produced for sale through the Purchasing Department in Detroit. While specific workshops or classroom sessions are scheduled based upon need and requested through the Regional Director.

The Region sponsors a number of annual educational events. They include:
Basic Website Training
Advanced Website Training
Organizing Training
Financial Officer's Training

The Region also sponsors a number of Conferences designed for specific audiences. They include:
The Women's Conference
The Veteran's Council(s) Meeting
The Leadership Conference
The Civil Rights Conference
The Retired Worker's Conference
The Skilled Trades Conference

For the member who wishes to become more participative in their local union, the Region conducts an annual Summer School Program. This is a week long session held at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. The week long session exposes classroom participants to a variety of fundamental subjects vital to the success of labor. Subjects have included the following;

The Grievance Procedure
The ADA and FMLA
Building Solidarity through Diversity
Standing Committees
Handling Civil Rights Complaints
Families in Change
Building Influence through CAP
Taking Back the Chairs
Effective Lobbying Techniques
Preparing for the Future - Retirement
Robert's Rules of Procedures - Parliamentary Procedures

The International Union offers a number of national Conferences. They include:

The Black Lake Scholarship Program
The Chaplaincy Conference
The Civil rights Conference
The Health and Safety Conference
The Leadership Institutes
The National CAP Conference
The Skilled Trade Conference
The Veteran's Conference
The Women's Conference

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