School employees are facing external threats and pressures in ways we have not seen before. In states around Illinois, school employees have lost bargaining and other rights. We are at risk. What’s the answer? ORGANIZE. Organize for power, strength and unity – organize for change.

We will train up to 40 IEA members at our 2nd Annual IEA Organizing Institute at the 2016 Summer Leadership Academy (SLA), July 26-29, on ISU campus in Normal, IL.  IEA will provide registration, materials, hotel, and meals for up to 40 participants for this very exciting 4-day training.  The IEA Organizing Institute seeks highly motivated, passionate and committed participants who will attend the 4-day Organizing Institute at the 2016 SLA, practice skills learned, and complete all homework assigned. “Check-in” webinars will be held throughout the year, and participants will have regular contact with an assigned program advisor who will offer guidance and act as a resource during the development and execution of the participants’ projects.

If you’re interested, and would like more information download the flier and please drop by the IEA OI Open House at the 2016 IEA Representative Assembly at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, April 14th from 9:00 – 10:45 AM in McCarrin A-B.  If you’d like to participate, please respond to the questions below. You will be notified by May 27th if you are selected as one of the participants.

Deadline: May 20, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Sorry the form deadline was June 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m.