2010California Lead OrganizersInstituteFor 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. FEBRUARY 15–19,2010Week-long training at St.Francis Retreat Center inSan Juan Bautista, CAPlus a follow-upregional meeting andend-of-programweekend review.DEADLINE EXTENDED!Applications dueJANUARY 21, 2010COSTTuition is based on theannual budget of theapplicant's organization:less than $250,000: $500$250,000-$500,000: $700more than $500,000: $900Please send inquiries toBree Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org or213-625-1491) or Jun Chongor 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 TrainingTechniques • 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 AngelesFunding generously provided by The California Wellness Foundation.