ULI Executive Board: Elements of Leadership
The executive board has the collective responsibility to provide vision and direction. It is up to the leadership team to look ahead, set goals to create a stronger, more effective union and develop a plan to make it happen. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
- build a leadership team
- effectively delegate
- use techniques to build consensus
- develop strategic decision-making skills
ULI Executive Board: Executive Board Roles and Responsibilities
Serving on AFT's executive board is both rewarding and demanding. The most effective board members possess a clear view of their roles. This course is designed for current and new executive board members, to deliver a deeper understanding of board structures, roles and responsibilities.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
Building Community Schools
This training is designed to equip union leaders and their organizing staff with an understanding of community schools, the capacity to assess their current power and determine one or more meaningful and achievable goals, and then plan a campaign that advances the local union’s vision for community schools in their district. We recognize that participants come from a mix of backgrounds and so this training provides a variety of entry points to kick off a campaign.
Delivering Effective Professional Development
Welcome to the AFT’s Delivering Effective Professional Development (DEPD) course. This course is a pre-requisite to all the other AFT courses. If you are taking this course, you are either a candidate for the upcoming Summer Academy; a trainer who needs a refresher or a professional development coordinator who is planning to host a retreat for trainers in an existing program.
Informing Instruction: Linking the Assessment Process to Teaching and Learning
Informing Instruction Course goes over how important it is to understand how the various types of assessments can be used for different purposes. Most of our classrooms have students performing on many levels in different subjects. This reality makes it critical to understand how and how not to measure your students' growth—what assessments to use and how to analyze your data so that it informs instruction in a timely way for all of your students.