Organizing Institute

The Organizing Institute (OI) has trained tens of thousands of organizers who are committed to building power for working people all across this country. The Organizing Institute’s mission to develop and promote the craft of organizing is supported today by training programs for beginner and lead organizers, an apprenticeship program, and by collaborating with unions to share successful approaches to organizing and strategic campaigns.

Training for New Organizers

This is an opportunity to learn and practice leading effective organizing conversations with peers and experienced organizers from across the movement. This three-day basic organizing skills training is for union members and organizers who are sponsored by their union. The cost is $150 and covers meals and registration. Contact Camille West-Eversley with questions.

Upcoming OI ‘3-Day’ Training Schedule

  • Oakland, California (June 23–25; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan (July 14–16)
  • Austin, Texas (Aug. 4–6)
UNION MEMBERS AND STAFF REGISTER HERE

OI Apprenticeship Program

We’re looking for commitment and talent! The Organizing Institute Apprenticeship Program is a paid training and placement program for social justice activists who want to become union organizers. The OI provides the highest standards of organizer training, mentorship and development for all participants during the field training program.

Learn more about the apprenticeship program.

Advanced Organizer Workshop

This collaborative workshop is designed for experienced organizers who are taking on a greater role in leading teams and campaign strategy. Registration is by recommendation only. Cost is $150. Contact Camille West-Eversley with questions.

Upcoming Advanced Organizing Workshops

  • Chicago (June 7–9; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
  • Washington, D.C. (July 19–21)
  • Washington, D.C. (Dec. 6–8)