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Financial and Retirement Planning Essentials workshop

Date: February 03, 2015 04:15 PM

Contact: Deb Skog, deborah.skog@edmn.org, 651-642-4624

Registration: Learn about this workshop

Location: Education Minnesota St. Paul office
41 Sherburne Ave.

Description:

Start your retirement planning by attending the Financial and Retirement Planning Essentials workshop offered through ESI. Space is limited, so register now!

4:15-4:45 p.m.: Registration and exhibits
4:45 -7:15 p.m.: Workshop, dinner and prizes

Topics covered are pensions, planning and protection. Contact Deb Skog, 651-292-4856, for more information.

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Core training LCAT I & II

Date: February 06, 2015 05:00 PM

Contact: Alicia Loosbrock, Alicia.loosbrock@edmn.org, 800-862-1176

Location: Ben Lee’s Café
212 10th St., Worthington

Description: The LCAT program helps locals with internal organizing and community engagement campaigns. The goal is to build positive, sustainable relationships among educators and those who live and work in their communities. Locals do this by creating teams that include local leadership, negotiators, members of settlement committees, and those with an interest in organizing in their schools and communities. Training sessions are offered to give teachers and ESPs foundational skills to help their local union build power and reach their goals.

Participating local teams should consist of one member of the bargaining team, one member of the local’s leadership group and two additional members who will become part of the local’s Contract Action Team. The complete 10-hour training can be done on a Friday night and Saturday.

The maximum number of participating local teams is six.

Learn more about core training, or contact Alicia Loosbrock for more details.

Host: Great Southwest United

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Core training MRA I

February 7

Core training MRA I

Date: February 07, 2015 09:00 AM

Contact: Andrea Gross, andrea.gross@edmn.org, 218-751-5957

Location: Education Minnesota Bemidji office
677 Anne St. N.W., Suite E., Bemidji

Description: One of the indicators of a strong local is a diverse team of knowledgeable, well-trained elected and appointed leaders. That includes Member Rights Advocates, who deal directly with members to address their concerns, resolve their problems and enforce our contracts.

This session explores the fundamentals of advocacy, valuing member concerns and managing conflict. The Advocacy Model is introduced (five hours).

Learn more about core training, or email Andrea Gross for more details.

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Core training MRA II

Date: February 07, 2015 09:30 AM

Contact: Monica Sturm, monica.sturm@edmn.org, 320-252-6664

Location: Aitkin High School, Media Center
306 2nd St. N.W. Aitken

Description: One of the indicators of a strong local is a diverse team of knowledgeable, well-trained elected and appointed leaders. That includes Member Rights Advocates, who deal directly with members to address their concerns, resolve their problems and enforce our contracts.

This session covers investigating an issue, informal problem-solving techniques and organizing as alternatives to more formal avenues such as grievances or legal proceedings (five hours).

Learn more about core training, or contact Monica Sturm for more details.