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Local Leaders Academy

After a successful inaugural Local Leaders Academy that started in January of 2021, we are excited to announce our offerings for 2022-23. Leadership training, networking and specific union skill development is crucial to the success of every member leader, your leadership teams and your locals.

We have developed a focused training series to develop your knowledge of Negotiations, Member Rights & Advocacy, Organizing for Action, Balance & Boundaries, and more. There will be five sessions/courses each semester, with the first session taking place at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year (exact dates to be announced later).

All courses happen virtually at the time listed. 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 available for 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

There will also be two book studies available as part of the Local Leaders Academy: “Soul! Fulfilling the Promise of Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader” and “Teamwork: 13 Timeless Principles for Creating Success and Fulfillment as a Team.”

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.