TALK WALK LEAD CHANGE LEARNING
Get ready this year for rekindling some fond memories and sparking new experiences during the delegate conference workshops, intended to develop understanding and skills to support us leading change through our Labor Management Partnership.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, and MONDAY, APRIL 14:
We are offering workshops that will engage the curiosity, intellect, emotion and humor of delegates to the conference—all in the interest of developing the kind of understanding and skills we need to talk and walk leadership. We have updated Healthy Workforce workshops, original SEIU Education Fund and National Workforce Planning and Development sessions that will help prepare us for online learning and changes in our work, and such new diversity workshops as “Creating an LGBTI-Inclusive Health Care Organization” and “Understanding the Cultural Framework of Communication.” Look for such new offerings from the Union Coalition Steward Learning Program as “Organizing in Partnership,” “Our National Agreement” and “Keeping Health Care Affordable,” and a workshop of the LMP Business and Economic Literacy Learning Program that features a “Jeopardy”-like game about health care reform and financing led by LMP popular educators.
Some of our workshop leaders have traveled across an ocean—or at least across a country—to lead workshops that will challenge us and provoke discussion. The inspiring and energetic Helen Bevan, innovation chief of the British National Health Service, will share her experience and learnings from around the world with “How to be a Great Change Agent.” Peter diCicco, founder and former executive director of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and true believer in the power of partnership, is sharing his wisdom about problem solving. Charlie Huggins, who has supported the negotiation of every National Agreement since Day 1, is doing the same in a workshop intended for experienced facilitators. Don’t miss Phela Imani Townsend, a Cornell University-based educator and consultant, as she discusses innovation and transformation by examining a piece of folklore in “What Goldilocks Can Teach Us.” Or BJ Fogg, Stanford University researcher, who is bringing unit-based team leaders a tool to evaluate their health priorities. And then there’s Rue Mapp, CEO and founder of Outdoor Afro, to discuss how stepping outdoors can develop us, and link us to our communities and environment.
Inspiring. Provocative. Thoughtful leaders with a primary commitment to our growth and development. Don’t miss them!
2014 Workshop Descriptions
The food is healthy; the company is divine; the information is priceless.
If you are a first-time delegate to the Union Coalition Delegate Conference, make sure you attend the orientation breakfast on Sunday, April 13, from 7–8:15 a.m. in Room 210 of the San Jose Convention Center. Hosted by the Union Coalition’s Simone Zimmer and Josh Rutkoff, the breakfast experience not only is tasty, but also offers you plenty of company in other first-time delegates and lots of tips about how to take best advantage of the opportunities for learning, meeting new people and enjoying yourself at the conference.
Make sure you get more information about the breakfast when you register onsite.
Have a hankering to give directions? Play a bit of harmony? Give voice to others?
Veteran delegate conference participants, lend us your experience. You can help new delegates get the lay of the land by volunteering to help. When you do, you not only earn some satisfaction by extending your hand, but also receive a limited-edition 2014 delegate conference volunteer T-shirt and recognition during plenary sessions from the podium. Here’s all you have to do:
Provide information and direction to other delegates as an usher
Staff microphones in the plenary session
Ring chimes to call delegates back to plenary session
Assist with workshops
If you want to help with any of these tasks—and we hope you do—make sure to answer “Yes!” to question #6 during your online registration.
If you are attending our Popular Educators Forum, scheduled for Thursday, April 10, in the Marriott Hotel, or the Union Coalition Learning Academy, scheduled for a half-day on Friday, April 11, and a full day on Saturday, April 12, in the San Jose Convention Center, please make your hotel reservations on this site. Click on the “reservations” tab above for hotel and ground transportation information.
If you are attending the Union Coalition Learning Academy, please also register for that event on this site by clicking the “Union Coalition Learning Academy” tab above.
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