Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mid-South Union Leadership Institute

Mid-South Union Leadership Institute

June 11-13, 2009

Clarion Resort on the Lake, Hot Springs, AR
4813 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 525-1391

Sponsored by the Arkansas AFL-CIO, Mississippi AFL-CIO, Oklahoma AFL-CIO, Tennessee AFL-CIO,
and Texas AFL-CIO

Who Should Attend?
Union officers and representatives with leadership responsibilities.

Major Workshops (Choose Track A or B)

Track A: Effective Local Union Administration

Track B: Union Building

Roles of Officers and Executive Board Members

Using Power to Lead the Local

Conducting Effective Local and Committee Meetings

Setting and Achieving Goals

Legal Responsibilities under the Labor –Management Reporting and Disclosure Act

Growing and Mobilizing the Membership

Conducting Local Union Elections

Dealing with Conflict in the Local

Parliamentary Procedure

Special Topic Workshops (Choose One)

1) Communicating in the YouTube Age
Learn how to use online social networks, video hosting services and microblogging/texting sites to communicate your union's message.

2) Opportunities for Unions in a New Green Economy
Explore efforts and alliances to fund and create good, green-collar jobs.

General Sessions

  1. Legislative Update
  2. Understanding the Current Economic Crisis and Labor’s Response
  3. Labor History through Music and Film: Woody Guthrie to the Dropkick Murphys

AFL-CIO State Caucuses
Mock Meeting to showcase skills and information learned during the conference.

Seminar Hours

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Seminar Check In
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Sessions and workshops
8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 12, 2009
Sessions and workshops
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 13, 2009
Sessions and workshops
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Graduation Luncheon
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Registration Fees and Options

Please register early!
By May 21 - Early Bird $200
By May 28 - Regular $225
If registering after May 28, call LEP at 501-569-8483 to confirm your registration.

Go to: to download brochure.

For online registration go to:

A minimum number of registrations are required for this seminar.

Sleeping Rooms

Please call the Clarion Resort on the Lake at (501) 525-1391 to make your sleeping room reservations.
A block of rooms has been reserved until May 11 at the rate of $98, single or double. Please mention the UALR Labor Education Program to receive this rate.

Questions?? For more information contact the Labor Education Program at 501-569-8483, fax at 501-569-8538 or email

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