Leading Unions is a 3-week residential program and project designed to support leaders meet the challenges of leading and managing unions that are fit for purpose to survive and thrive in our complex political, social and economic landscape.

This course is right for you if you have senior role in a union, or you’re about to be promoted into a leadership role. It provides the opportunity to learn with peers facing similar challenges and the chance to build long term networks.

Your union will benefit because you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a leader capable of building adaptive organisational capacity to meet current challenges.

MUA NT Secretary, Thomas Mayor completed this course in 2014. He says:

"I learnt a variety of practices that have improved my management of our Branch, and also my leadership. To effectively organise workers, we need to be able to manage change. Practices change, industries change, political alliances change; so I found the change management section of the course particularly helpful. The course integrated other factors such as human behaviour and motivation techniques that could be applied practically back on the ground.

I would recommend this course to other union leaders for these reasons, but also because of the benefits of attending the residential with peers from other unions. Relationships can be built and ideas can be shared. These positives have been long-lasting, well beyond when the course was completed.


What will I learn?

Our program provides education and development of leaders to:

  • lead with purpose, values and principles;
  • lead change, be creative innovators and motivate their staff and members to improve the quality of work and life in Australia;
  • ensure internal management that is robust with the skills and knowledge to apply the governance standards in thriving democratic unions;
  • apply ethical leadership and management to working with teams and creating collaborative culture;
  • develop a learning culture and manage performance;
  • developing workplace leaders, networks and structures to strengthen democratic structures;
  • think strategically and critically;
  • understand the challenges of organising to the scale necessary to improve industrial outcomes for the next generations of workers;
  • develop comprehensive campaigns, understanding the need for research and analysis, make smart political choices and strengthen a member led union.

What is included in the course?

Included in this course are:

  • Residential costs for accommodation
  • All meals: breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner
  • Pre-course one-on-one conversation to clarify individual aims for the course
  • Follow up debrief meeting with trainer
  • Course Notes
  • Template Tools

Fees: $9,270.00 (GST inclusive) per person.

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Participant - AUD $9270.00
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Sun 16 Feb 2020 05:00 PM - Fri 21 Feb 2020 01:00 PM
LU Part 3: Residential, VIC
Capacity: 16 8 Remaining