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2019 Teamsters Leadership Academy Schedule Of Events



Here is a list of the 2019 Teamsters Leadership Academy programs available from the IBT Training and Development Department for Teamster leaders. Review the schedule, here.

Leadership Development: Building a Strong Local Union through Effective Leadership

Price: $150.00

New York,

Is there a difference between managing and leading?  Labor unions historically focus on rapid response to challenges in the workplace and the nation.  This course will provide a view of leadership that includes looking at the organization from multiple perspectives while balancing the internal and external dynamics that impact effectiveness. Topics will include group dynamics, time management, strategic planning and visioning. View 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 representative. 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. View the announcement, here.

Resolving Disputes at the Final Step Increase Your Chances to WIN!

Price: $150.00

St Louis,

Whether you are responsible for preparing and presenting at an arbitration hearing or a panel hearing, this program will examine the skills needed to present a case at the final level of the grievance procedure. Participants will develop their expertise in preparing the necessary documentation, witnesses and theory of the case. Both tactics and strategies for effective presentations will be discussed. View the announcement, here.

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