Crash Course for Newly Elected Union Leaders

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@ University of Wisconsin-Madison Fluno Center
@ 8:30 am - @ 4:30 pm

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Class description

Effective leadership is essential to the success of local unions. This class can help you make a quick transition into your role and make an impact from the start.

You will learn:

  • Qualities of effective leaders
  • Goal setting and strategic thinking
  • Communication and capacity-building strategies
  • Developing meetings that have impact
  • Legal and financial basics

Bundle and save!

Tuition is $780 for this institute. Bundle your registration, and register for both Crash Course for Newly Elected Leaders and the Financial Officer Training institute to save at registration! Bundled tuition for both institutes is only $1,080.

About residential institutes

Residential institutes are offered during a fall session and spring session in-person on the UW-Madison campus. The high-quality, noncredit courses are taught by university faculty and are two to five days in length.

Registration and payment

Register by phone at 608-262-2112 or online at Credit card payments can be made at or send a check payable to UW-Madison to: School for Workers, 610 Langdon St., Rm 229, Madison, WI 53703

Class location and lodging

Residential institutes are held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Fluno Center, located at 601 University Ave., Madison, WI 53715. A block of hotel rooms is also available for class participants to reserve at the Fluno Center. The room block closes on the institute registration end date. Participants are responsible for arranging their own lodging and parking. We encourage you to secure your lodging soon after registering for your class to ensure a hotel room for your stay in Madison. To reserve your room, call the Fluno Center directly at 608-441-7117. If you need parking, inform the center when you book your room.

Cancellation policy

To receive a full refund, cancellation notification must be received 14 days before a residential institute start date. Notification can be made by calling 608-262-2112 or by e-mailing When the enrollment criterion is not met or conditions beyond control intervene, School for Workers reserves the right to cancel the institute. If the school cancels an institute, registrants will be notified, and tuition is refunded in full; participants will be responsible for all their personal traveling arrangement costs.


UW-Madison provides equal opportunities in programming. If you are in need of an interpreter or have a disability and would like accommodations, contact the School for Workers office. Requests are confidential.