Online Leadership Academy

We are pleased to offer a series of free webinars to AFSCME members that will support your leadership development, strengthen your union-building skills, offer you innovative strategies to increase union activism during these unprecedented times.

Register for the webinars below. If you are not an AFSCME member, join today.

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  2. Register for the class


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Care in Times of Crisis: Strategies for Self and Community Care
Tuesday, July 14 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT

This webinar provides AFSCME members with strategies to develop approaches for caring for yourself and your community during times of crisis. Participants will learn how personal and collective well-being relate, determine which areas of stress we can and cannot control, and recognize the importance of setting boundaries between work and home. 

Stewarding in a Crisis: Representing Workers Through Uncertain Times
Tuesday, July 21 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT

This webinar provides AFSCME leaders, stewards and activists an opportunity to explore new ways to activate our locals, support our members and build a stronger labor movement. Participants will identify the best ways to represent members in a tumultuous environment, create support structures and adopt tactics to increase union activism.  

Virtual Member Action Team (MAT) Structures: Executing Your MAT Under Crisis
Thursday, July 23 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT

This webinar provides AFSCME members with essential tools to build and strengthen your Member Action Team (MAT) including remote strategies for crisis response during COVID-19 and beyond. Participants will identify the functions and value of a MAT network, gain tools to identify and recruit members and activate your MAT structure, as well as access up-to-date COVID-19 resources to share with members. 

Best Practices for Designing and Facilitating Virtual Trainings
Tuesday, July 28 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT

Today's global pandemic has created some unique challenges for facilitating face-to-face meetings and trainings. Created specifically for AFSCME council, local staff and member educators, this workshop will evaluate various tools and methods you can use during virtual trainings to increase interaction, engage your audience, and magnify content in an exciting way. 

How to Run an Effective Virtual Local Union Meeting 
Thursday, July 30 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT 

This webinar will guide AFSCME leaders through the tools needed to continue the vital work of your local union, and even increase member involvement in your local union during these uncertain times. Participants will learn the constitutional requirements for holding union meetings virtually, how to utilize a video conference platform, the best practices for virtually making and voting on motions, ensuring your meeting is secure, and more.