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IFT Worksite Leader training program

The strength of our union comes from informed, engaged members in our more than 400 locals, councils, and chapters across the state. When members come together with one powerful voice, we positively impact our professions and the lives of the students and citizens we serve.

Worksite leaders work with members on the front lines in schools, offices, and other IFT workplaces. They play a vital role in keeping members informed and active. That's where the IFT Worksite Leader training program comes in!

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What is the WSL training program and what will I learn?
The IFT's WSL program is a series of five courses, or modules. Each module provides a strong foundation of knowledge and skills needed for worksite leaders to be effective. All five modules must be completed to become a WSL graduate.

IFT Worksite Learning training program modules include:

1. UNION 101
Learn about the responsibilities and role of a worksite leader.

2. COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
Learn how to improve your communication skills; review tools and methods for maintaining data.

3. WORKSITE ADVOCACY
Learn about the key areas of member advocacy, including grapes and grievances, member representation and contract enforcement, and more.

4. MOBILIZATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Learn how to use one-on-one conversations to recruit, engage, and mobilize members.

5. POLITICAL, LEGISLATIVE, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Learn how the union makes policy and political decisions; understand the importance of legislative, political, and community engagement.

Become a WSL graduate and take the next steps towards strengthening your local and the IFT!



2016-17 WSL SCHEDULE (by region)

NORTHWEST SUBURBAN

GURNEE
February 15, 2017 - 4 - 7 pm - Modules 1 and 2
March 15, 2017 - 4 - 7 pm - Module 3
April 12, 2017 - 4 - 7 pm - Modules 4 and 5

Details and a registration form coming soon!
Questions? Contact Sue Eberle or Betty McCann.


UPI OFFICE - CHICAGO
January 21, 2017 - 10 am - Noon - Module 4
February 18, 2017 - 10 am - Noon - Module 5

Click here for details and to register. Questions? Contact Sue Rusev.

SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN

ORLAND PARK
January 18, 2017 - 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Module 3
February 15, 2017 - 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Modules 4 and 5

Click here for details and to register. Questions? Contact Laura Kies.

CENTRAL

PEORIA
January 21, 2017 - 9 am - 4 pm - Modules 1-5 (Regional ULI)

Click here for details and to register. Questions? Contact Mary Breese.

SOUTH

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS
March 25, 2017 - 9 am - 4 pm - Modules 1-5 (Regional ULI)

Click here for details and to register. Questions? Contact Lisa Rosenberg.

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