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Leadership Education Series

To register for programs, contact your Regional office.

Check the 2017 schedule to select a course.

LIUNA Leadership I: 

This 3 and 1/2 day class provides insight into the basic operations and resources of LIUNA, and how those resources enhance the endeavors of union leadership. This class is intended for union officers and staff from construction locals with less than two years of experience. Some of the topics include:

  • LIUNA Policies & Departments
  • Financial Reporting
  • Union Officer Duties
  • Labor Law Issues
  • Davis-Bacon: Prevailing Wages


LIUNA Leadership II: 

A continuation of Leadership I, this 5-day class has a more focused and detailed perspective of key topics. Teaching methods are more skills based, and encourage student interaction through hands-on exercises and workshops. Some of the topics include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership Characteristics
  • Building Constituencies
  • Gaining Market Share
  • Conflict Resolution 


LIUNA Leadership III:  

This 5-day offering is a continuation of Leadership I & II which takes the Education Program to a more advanced level. Participants explore several new topics and are challenged to become fully engaged in the process through group interaction and hands-on exercises. The topics include:

  • Construction Labor Law
  • Fundamentals of Collective Bargaining
  • Pre-Job Conferences
  • Contract Administration/Written Communication
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Jurisdiction 


Business Managers’ Leadership Academy:  

This offering is intended for LIUNA Business Managers and attendance satisfies the GEB Resolution 7 mandate for their leadership training. Each topic is offered in a 1 and 1/2 day class, allowing participants an opportunity to attend one to three classes over a week long period. Class topics change every year so Business Managers can attend the BMLA as often as their leadership training needs dictate. Topics this year include:

  • Pension Power: Follow the Money
  • Strategic Planning: Designing a Successful Game Plan
  • Building Power through Politics
  • Organizing and Mobilizing for Growth in the Energy Sector
  • The Art of Persuasion in Decision Making


Secretary-Treasurer Training: 

This 3 and 1/2 day program orients/refreshes Secretary-Treasurers in their primary job responsibilities. Local Union bookkeepers are also encouraged to attend for training in computer financial transactions. Topics include:

  • Governing Authorities and Constitutional Duties
  • Financial Management: Budgeting, Bonding and Investments
  • Per Capita Tax Reporting
  • LIUNA’s Audit Program
  • Record Keeping
  • Expense Authorization