Next Generation Leadership Program

The MTA Next Generation Leadership Program is designed to inspire and support members to create bottom-up activism in their local associations and chapters.

The primary focus of this training is to learn methods for bottom-up, participatory, inclusive strategies that will broaden the engagement of MTA members in one's own local. It is designed to help participants understand the fundamentals of outreach, recruitment, involvement, strategy development, decision-making, and planning of direct action strategies for empowerment.

Program Requirements
The training program is open to all MTA members who are:

  • Active service members
  • Have not held a union office or are within the first three years of union office
  • Motivated to help build strong, capable, active local associations
  • Curious, purposeful and willing to share knowledge and learn from others
  • Experienced or inexperienced activists, either union or otherwise

Where and When
2017 MTA Summer Conference at University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Sunday, July 30 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Monday, July 31 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 1 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The program requires commitment for the entire three days.

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For more information, please contact Jennifer Freeling, or Courtney Derwinski,