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