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2018 Teamsters Leadership Academy Schedule Of Events



Here is a list of the 2018 Teamsters Leadership Academy programs available from the IBT Training and Development Department for Teamster leaders. Review the schedule, here.

Organizational Skills for Teamster Office Managers

Price: $150.00

Washington, DC,

This three‐day program is structured to provide the participants with information and skills to handle the internal business of the local union or joint council while running an efficient office. Topics include TITAN, time management, managing staff, overview and history of the IBT, and more. This program will also give participants the opportunity to network and exchange ideas and best practices. Download the announcement, here.

Bargaining ‐ How to Negotiate Strong Teamster Contracts

Price: $200.00


This four‐day program is designed for those who are responsible for bargaining labor contracts in the private and public sectors. It will cover the legal aspects of collective bargaining, the bargaining time line, company research, building membership solidarity, and all manner of bargaining table strategies and tactics (including costing, contract language, use of caucuses and sidebars, etc.) A variety of methods are used including class discussion, mock bargaining and interactive games. Download the announcement, here.

Member Mobilization for POWER!

Price: $150.00


Whether bargaining new contracts, re‐negotiating existing ones, addressing workplace issues, growing your membership or fighting legislative issues such as “right‐to‐work,” internal organizing is the key component. This four‐day course is designed to help local unions develop a strategic action plan to engage their members in local union activities. Participants will put together a real life plan of action that can be implemented upon return to their locals. Read the announcement, here.

Business Agent Skills in Survival (BASIS)

Price: $250.00


This five‐day program provides an overview of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful as a Teamster business agent. Subjects include: organizing your work, effective representation, collective bargaining, organizing, political action, and membership mobilization. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet staff from a number of IBT Departments and learn about the services they provide to IBT affiliates.

Interpreting & Enforcing Contracts: Skills, Knowledge & Organization

Price: $150.00


This three‐day program is reserved for Teamster officers and business agents and will provide an overview of strategies for interpreting and enforcing contracts. Emphasis will be placed on developing a system for documentation, grievance presentation and case building. Mock grievances will be used to analyze contract language, witness preparation and evidence. The importance of an effective steward system trained in grievance handling will be included.

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