The Importance of Training

           Labor Unions just like companies like to keep their Officers, Representatives, and Members well
         educated. By keeping our Local Union Leaders and Members trained and educated we can ensure
         that they are on the leading edge in politics, their duties as an elected Officer, and in their conduct
         at their workplace.
 

 

 

 

 
       

 
                                                        IBEW Education Department Course List
The IBEW Education Department with the Assistance of 4th District International Representatives offer Leadership Development Classes,
and a wide range of Courses and Programs to keep our leaders on the cutting edge of employment and work related legal issues, below is
a list of some of the educational opportunities available to our Local Unions and it's Members.

LEADERSHIP COURSES

New Business Manager Training (NBMT) Week 1 and Week 2

This course is offered to new and experienced business managers in each international vice presidential district. Over the course of
the two 1-week sessions this training will provide local union leadership with the in-depth information, resources, and skills necessary
to conduct the day-to-day affairs of their local unions.

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Local Union Leadership Training (LULT)

Designed for all IBEW Officers, LULT focuses on two critical areas necessary for growing your local union: leading and managing.
This course reviews the key responsibilities of each elected officer as defined by the IBEW Constitution and Basic Laws and Policies
as well as the everyday application of those
responsibilities.
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Construction Organizing Membership Education Training (COMET) and
Leadership Education and Planning for Organizing (LEAP) Train the Trainer Courses

 

This interactive course prepares union leaders, organizers, and appointed staff to teach the COMET and LEAP training classes.
Areas of focus include how adults learn proven teaching techniques, effective communications skills.

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Code of Excellence (COE) Training

The Code of Excellence is designed to promote the IBEW to employers, customers, and fellow members. This course focuses on the
responsibilities of IBEW members, how to resolve problems using COE provisions, and how to successfully implement the COE program
within your local union or workplace.

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Amplifying Membership Participation = Strength (AMPS) Training

This Amps training dispels misconceptions and myths about diversity and inclusion and focuses on promoting interaction between
members to build relationships and solidarity across the membership. The session also discusses ways to capitalize on our diversity
to address the challenges and issues at various levels of the IBEW.

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UNION BUILDING COURSES

Member Orientation

This course is available in Professional/Industrial and construction local unions. Topics include the IBEW Constitution, history and
structure, local union bylaws, collective bargaining agreements, and member benefits.

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Common Sense Economics Training

This program examines the current state of the economy from a workers prospective. Participants will challenge assumptions about the
economy and connect economic issues to union goals including organizing, community engagement, legislative and political action,
and collective bargaining.

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Organizing Courses

Construction Organizing Membership Education Training (Comet)

This course focuses on the essential need for organizing and the importance of all members participating in the effort to
grow our Brotherhood.

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Leadership Education and Planning for Organizing (LEAP)

The LEAP course is designed to increase local union leadership's commitment to education and planning for growth. Designed for
professional / industrial local unions, this course examines the connection between the economic realities of today's middle class
and collective bargaining. The session also discusses how organizing increases collective bargaining strength, why members should
participate in organizing, and how to start an organizing campaign.

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Member to Member and Member to Future Member (M2M and M2FM) Training

These courses are designed to engage current members in organizing efforts. Topics covered in IBEW history, effective communication,
and foundational organizing skills. Members will learn to address the concerns of current and future IBEW members and practice their
techniques via role-play during the training. In each class, participants develop an action to be implemented at the local union level upon
completion of the training.

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3-Day New Organizing Training

This course is available to new construction and professional/industrial organizers. It is designed to give new organizers a
working knowledge of foundational organizing skills. In addition, the course addresses industry history and trends as well as legal
dos and dont's.

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Organizer Boot Camp

This 5 day course is designed for both new and experienced local union organizers. The training builds on the concepts addressed
in the 3-day New Organizer Training and provides advanced skill development and best practices to improve organizing success.

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To request any of the above courses you must be a Local Union Business Manager. If you desire training for your local have your Business Manager
contact the Fourth District Vice President by letter requesting the training. Proper arrangements will then be made with available staff, and trainers.
The address and phone number of the Vice President is on the home page, or you can make your request by sending us an e-mail.