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Local Leaders Academy

January

1/7 — 6:30-8:30p

Beginning Negotiations

Dave Marquardt
NDU Field Consultant

Amber Augustadt
NDU Field Consultant

Jan. 21 — 6:30-8:30p

Finances & Table Talk

Dave Marquardt
NDU Field Consultant

Amber Augustadt
NDU Field Consultant

February

2/4 — 6:30-8:30p

Negotiations Formalities & Impasse

Dave Marquardt
NDU Field Consultant

Amber Augustadt
NDU Field Consultant

March

3/4 — 6:30-8:30p

Communications
& Social Media

Kelly Hagen
NDU Communications Director

Kjiesta Moch
NDU Field Consultant

April

4/8 — 6:30-7:30p 

End of Year Process & Meet & Confer

Kjiesta Moch
NDU Field Consultant

Dave Marquardt
NDU Field Consultant

May

5/6 — 6:30-8:30p 

Professional Development: Offerings & Programs

Amy Flicek
NDU Professional Development Director

June

6/3 — 6:30-8:30p

Organizing

Geoff Greenwood
NDU Organizing Director

July

7/15 — 9:00-11:00a 

Back to School Programs & Recruitment Ideas

Geoff Greenwood
NDU Organizing Director

August

Month Off 

Book Study Available for Additional CEU

“No Complaining Rule”

September

9/9 — 6:30-7:30p 

Membership & Records Union Movement

Dana Hillius
NDU Field Consultant

October

10/7 — 6:30-8:30p 

Member Rights

Kjiesta Moch
NDU Field Consultant

Amber Augustadt
NDU Field Consultant

November

Pre-Recorded 

Fiduciary Training

Watch when it works for you!

Book Study Available for Additional CEU

“Secrets of a Successful Organizer”

December

12/2 — 6:30-8:30p 

Government Relations

Ryan Nagle
NDU Assistant Executive Director

All courses happen virtually at the time listed with the exception of November, by emailing the trainer ahead of time, you may be allowed to watch the recorded version and still receive credit. Following each session the presentation materials and resources will be availablefor you to access. If all courses and assignments are completed, you will receive one credit. If you complete all courses, assignments and books studies, up to three credits may be available.

Credit Breakdown

Book studies are each 15 hours and are blog style, which includes some interaction with your peers, and a reflective piece to end the course. Each book study for this academy is one credit. The sessions themselves are also one credit. There is no charge for the book studies or taking the sessions, but you will be responsible for the cost of the books and the $50 credit themselves from University of North Dakota.

Who Should Take the Courses?

These sessions and book studies are for anyone who currently holds a leadership position within their local or anyone who is interested in holding a leadership position within their local. These leadership positions could include but are not limited to president, executive committees, and negotiation teams.

Why Should I Take the Course?

North Dakota United has received feedback from local leadership teams that training, networking and professional development would be beneficial to your team, yourself, and your members. We have developed an eleven course training series accompanied by two book studies to develop your knowledge of the negotiations process, utilizeour communication Secrets of a Successful tools effectively Organizer and provide real time training onorganizing back to school events.

Book Study Information

The first book study will be “The No Complaining Rule” by Jon Gordon: Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. “In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude.” Based on one company’s successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.

The second book study is “Secrets of a Successful Organizer” by Alexandra Bradbury, Mark Brenner & Jane Slaugher: Are there problems where you work? Maybe your pay is too low, conditions are unsafe, or your boss has it in for someone you work with. You picked up this book because you’re ready to do something about it. For us, that takes organizing. For the boss, it spells trouble. This book will show you how to fight back where you work and win. We’ve distilled the insights and know-how of generations of organizers into 47 secrets, illustrated with hundreds of real-life examples and practical tips. You’ll learn how to identify the key issues in your workplace, build campaigns to tackle them, anticipate management’s tricks and traps, and inspire your co-workers to stand together despite their fears. It’s a step-by-step guide to building power on the job.

Email Amy.Flicek@ndunited.org with questions and/or if interested in participating. If interested in participating please include your first and last name, personal email address, school district, local leadership role(s), and if you plan to take the book studies, which ones.