Sunday, January 17, 2010

DEADLINE EXTENDED! California Lead Organizers Institute applications now due January 21, 2010

California Lead Organizers
For Labor and Community Organizers
2010 will present numerous exciting challenges for labor, community and political activists. Unions and community-based organizations will need skilled staff in order to be successful in tackling these issues. The 2010 California Lead Organizers Institute, a collaboration between the UC Berkeley Labor Center and the Center for Third World Organizing, is anopportunity to develop your organization's lead organizers.
Week-long training at St.
Francis Retreat Center in
San Juan Bautista, CA
Plus a follow-up
regional meeting and
weekend review.
Applications due
JANUARY 21, 2010
Tuition is based on the
annual budget of the
applicant's organization:
less than $250,000: $500
$250,000-$500,000: $700
more than $500,000: $900
Please send inquiries to
Bree Carlson ( or
213-625-1491) or Jun Chong
or 415-643-9050)
To apply online go to
The week-long training held in a relaxing retreat center in San Juan Bautista will feature workshops on:
Staff and Member Leadership Development • Debriefing and Training
Techniques • Strategic Campaign Planning • Public Policy • Building EffectiveCommunity/Labor Coalitions
" ... Unions serve as a forceful and effective voice for working people. The week long training provided through the Lead Organizers Institute reviews our history, and provides an intensive training and ongoing mentoring that our new leaders of today need. For those lucky enough to participate this type of mentorship is invaluable."
—Debra Chaplan, Director of Special Programs, State Building & Construction Trades Council
"The CLOI Program reinforced supervising skills that enable me to train, lead and organize staff, while fostering effective leadership."
—Evelin Montes, Collective SPACE–Los Angeles
Funding generously provided by The California Wellness Foundation.

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