Unionism & Leadership Education

Certificate of Mastery
  • Participants who complete any course will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Participants who complete any three courses within a category will receive a certificate of mastery in that category.
  • The category courses must be completed within two years after the start of the first course.


  • Personal Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Understanding the Structure of the IEA & NEA
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Association Representative Training
  • Unionism & Worker’s Rights
  • Public Narrative & The Story of Self
  • Organizing People, Power & Change
  • Grievance Training
  • Labor Law & the IELRA
  • Collective Bargaining Academy
  • Contract Action Campaign
  • Interest Based Bargaining
  • Emotions at the Bargaining Table
  • Negotiation Mastery
  • Contracts 101 & Drafting Contract Language


Webinar: The ISAHUEY Model for Organizing Conversations
Learn how to have an “ISAHUEY” conversation which is a proven formula for building movements.  Union activism and organizing are about building movements of people to take collective action in ways that move decision makers toward the changes that public educators and students need.  Inviting people into a movement is different than other social interactions.  We need to be purposeful and intentional on how we bring people into the movement. “ISAHUEY” is how movements get built.  The presenter, Evan Eslinger is an organizational specialist with the National Education Association.

Upcoming Courses

Organizing a Contract Action Campaign
2 Sessions, 2.0 hours each
Saturdays – September 16th & 30th
10:00 – 12:00 NOON
Location:  ZOOM
Download Flier | Register

Association and Building Representative School
2 Sessions, 1.5 hours each
Thursdays – September 21 & 28
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location:  ZOOM
Download Flier | Register

Organizational Leadership
November 7
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location:  ZOOM
Download Flier | Register

Contact Us

Crystal R. Bush, J.D.
Uniserv Director – Coordinator of Support & Services for Education Support Professionals