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 20 IEA members at our 3rd Annual IEA Organizing Institute at the 2017 Summer Leadership Academy (SLA), July 24-26, on ISU campus in Normal, IL. IEA will provide registration, materials, hotel, and meals for up to 20 participants for this very exciting 2.5-day training. The IEA Organizing Institute seeks highly motivated, passionate and committed participants who will attend the 2.5-day Organizing Institute at the 2017 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, please be sure to pick up program brochures at the 2017 IEA RA, March 30 – April 1, 2017, at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, located at 301 East North Water Street.

If you’d like to participate, please respond to the questions below. You will be notified by June 23rd if you are selected as one of the participants.

Deadline: June 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m.