AFSCME launches activist webinar series

Posted Jul. 14, 2020 by

AFSCME will begin offering a series of free webinars to activists that will support leadership development, strengthen union-building skills, offer innovative strategies and increase union activism during these unprecedented times. AFSCME Member IDs are required to attend the online sessions. Contact AFSCME Member Hotline at 1-855-237-2631 if you do not know your AFSCME Membership ID (this is different than your OCSEA ID and Employee ID).

The first webinar launched on July 14 with "Care in Times of Crisis: Strategies for Self and Community Care"

Go HERE to register and to see future webinars in the series.

Upcoming webinar include:

Stewarding in a Crisis: Representing Workers Through Uncertain Times

Tuesday, July 21 at 3 p.m.

This webinar provides leaders, stewards and activists an opportunity to explore new ways to activate our locals, support our members and build a stronger labor movement. Participants will identify the best ways to represent members in a tumultuous environment, create support structures and adopt tactics to increase union activism.

Virtual Member Action Team (MAT) Structures: Executing Your MAT Under Crisis

Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m.

This webinar provides AFSCME members with essential tools to build and strengthen your Member Action Team (MAT) including remote strategies for crisis response during COVID-19 and beyond. Participants will identify the functions and value of a MAT network, gain tools to identify and recruit members and activate your MAT structure, as well as access up-to-date COVID-19 resources to share with members.

Best Practices for Designing and Facilitating Virtual Trainings

Tuesday, July 28 at 3 p.m.

Today's global pandemic has created some unique challenges for facilitating face-to-face meetings and trainings. Created specifically for AFSCME council, local staff and member educators, this workshop will evaluate various tools and methods you can use during virtual trainings to increase interaction, engage your audience, and magnify content in an exciting way.

How to Run an Effective Virtual Local Union Meeting

Thursday, July 30 at 3 p.m.

This webinar will guide AFSCME leaders through the tools needed to continue the vital work of your local union, and even increase member involvement in your local union during these uncertain times. Participants will learn the constitutional requirements for holding union meetings virtually, how to utilize a video conference platform, the best practices for virtually making and voting on motions, ensuring your meeting is secure, and more.