APWU Leadership Institute

Applications for the 2023 Spring Class are now closed and applications are being considered. Please check back for upcoming information about the APWU Leadership Institute.

The Leadership Institute is an intensive three-week educational program, held one week at a time over a three-month period. The program will focus on topics ranging from organizing, bargaining, and representation, to legislation, community alliances, and building the APWU and union movements. It will help strengthen and enhance the leadership skills of local and state leaders, and union activists across the country. The Institute will be organized and overseen by the national president’s office and will include the participation of many national officers. The national APWU will cover all the costs, including lost compensation, of the participants.

Course Schedule  
Week One March 4 - 8, 2024
Week Two April 1 - 5, 2024
Week Three May 13 - 17, 2024

The Institute is open to all full dues-paying APWU members in good standing with demonstrated involvement in the union. Each three-week session will consist of a diverse group of approximately 30 APWU members from all five regions and all crafts. Participants will be chosen via an impartial selection process. Although the 2024 Institute is limited to 30 participants, there will be opportunities to participate in future Leadership Institutes. Our current plans are to hold Spring and Fall sessions.