The Organizing Institute (OI) builds power for working people by training aspiring and experienced organizers alike in the craft of organizing. For nearly three decades, we have provided fundamentals, insights and inspiration to tens of thousands of organizers, giving them the tools needed to lead successful organizing and strategic campaigns.

If you want to play a key role in building a stronger labor movement, strengthen your local union or bolster the skills of your organizing team for a specific campaign, follow the links below to find the training designed for you.

Begin a Career in Union Organizing

We’re looking for commitment and talent! The Organizing Institute Apprenticeship Program is highly selective, paid training and placement program for activists who want to develop the strong foundation necessary to build a strong career as a union organizer. Selected applicants are evaluated on basic organizing skills in a classroom setting and, if recommended, placed on an organizing campaign where they learn union-building skills first-hand.

Learn more about the program.