The cost to participate in our in-person training program will be $250 per participant. This will cover administrative and COVID-19 safety costs and meals. Each participant will receive a T-shirt. This does not include the cost of on-site accommodations or travel. Should the AFL-CIO need to transition training online, all participants will receive a refund.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Proof of vaccination will be required to participate. The AFL-CIO will verify vaccination status prior to the start of training. Other COVID-19 protocols will include an indoor-mask mandate, social distancing, and increased availability of hand sanitizer and other sterilization supplies.
One-Day Mini Workshops
Members and staff who cannot attend in-person trainings are invited to participate in our One-Day Mini Workshops. These workshops are designed to reinforce organizing principles and best practices on specific campaign topics. We hope these mini-sessions will allow busy organizers to attend, whether working remotely or in the field. The cost is $25 per participant.
We are proud to have trained more than 800 dedicated organizers safely and effectively since 2020. Organizers were able to sharpen their skills safely. We look forward to incorporating more digital training in the future to offer safe and flexible options. The cost for Three-Day Virtual Trainings is $75 per participant.
Trainings for Affiliated Unions and Campaigns
The Organizing Institute can assist AFL-CIO affiliated unions and local bodies with their staff and member training needs through partnered in-person and remote training. If you’re interested in collaborating on a training for your organization, please complete our Training Interest Form. After we receive your information, we will reach out to discuss technical support and COVID-19 safety protocols.