New training for supervisors of organizers
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colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
Wed Jan 25 20:39:25 CST 2006
From: Midwestacademy5 at aol.com
Workshop for Supervisors of Organizers
Cenacle Retreat Center, 513 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL
Weds, April 19 at 1:00pm -- Fri, April 21, Noon
Good Supervision Develops Good Organizers
If you have good staff who do fine work, and you know that you can get
them up to the next level but it just hasn't happened yet, then this
workshop will be helpful. Why is it that some organizers seem to catch
on naturally while others don't? Is it genetic or somewhere along the
line was there a difference in the supervision they received? This work-
shop gives supervisors a chance to step back from the missing time
sheets and meetings on the run in order to discuss supervision as the
major and most consistent form of training that their organizers receive.
The session is limited to 20 people whose main responsibility is the
day-to-day supervision of organizers.
Sessions will include (but not be limited to):
ü Understanding different organizational models, and the need to be
clear with your staff about exactly what they are building.
ü Using the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart as an ongoing method of
setting organizers’ priorities and monitoring progress.
ü How to motivate, mentor and nurture organizers who are at different
stages in their careers.
ü Techniques for long distance (e-mail and phone) supervision.
ü Nitty-gritty supervisory skills such as hiring, discipline,
evaluations and even firing.
Who should apply: You must be currently supervising organizers who are
conducting issue campaigns. Applicants may be from local, state, or
national organizations, and as always, the Midwest Academy encourages
participation from a variety of organizing networks and models.
Cost: $350 includes a room (double occupancy) and board and materials.
Price for a single room is $375.
Participants who have not previously used the Midwest Academy Strategy
Chart or been through a Midwest Academy training session are encouraged
to attend a supplemental workshop on Using the Midwest Academy Strategy
Chart, from 9:30am – noon on Weds, April 19. The cost of this
supplementary workshop is $25.
Email application to Judy Hertz at midwestacademy5 at aol.com. If you have
questions, call Judy at 312-427-2304 x110. See our website at
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Application for Training of Supervisors
Number of organizers you supervise:
How long you have worked for this organization, in what positions (and
if previous experience is relevant, you may also include that, briefly):
A brief description of your organization (how is it organized (direct
membership, coalition, etc.), geographic area or constituency covered,
what is your mission, how many staff, recent victories):
A brief description of a current issue campaign (please include what you
want to win, who the target of your campaign is, a brief description of
the constituency for this campaign, and some of the tactics you have
used so far):
What do you most hope to gain from participating in the Midwest Academy
Training of Supervisors?
Have you previous used the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart? If not, do
you plan to attend the supplemental Wednesday morning session on the use
of the Strategy Chart?
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