NEARI is hosting the March Institute on March 10-11, 2017, at Whispering Pines Conference Center on the URI Alton Jones Campus. It is designed to help advanced leaders develop strategies to strengthen their locals. All Institute costs are covered by NEARI. This year there will be two tracks; new/emerging leaders and advanced leaders.
Generally, advanced leaders may:
The Institute is an overnight retreat-style learning experience. Participants will be expected to arrive Friday afternoon and stay through the last session on Saturday at 5pm. Accommodations are two attendees per room. Check-in at Whispering Pines begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
5:00 pm Opening/Welcome
5:30 pm Guest Speaker: Steve Murphy, IBEW
5:45 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session: Power
8:30 pm Discussion: Connect Today to Tomorrow
9:00 pm Closing Followed by social
8:30 - 10:30 am Labor, Race & Gender
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Session: Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue Into a Campaign
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 pm Session: Bargaining for the Common Good
3:00 - 4:00 pm Session: Cross Local Dialogue
4:00 - 5:00 pm What happens when you organize?