VEA Southwest Organizing Institute

VEA Southwest Organizing Institute

If you’re looking to make a difference in your local Association on the issues that matter most, join your colleagues at Southwest Organizing Institute this summer. This informative and fun event is on June 7 at The Community Center of Abingdon. Our theme is, “Educate, Agitate, Organize!”

You will leave our one-day organizing institute with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to improve the working and learning conditions where you live and work. Veteran organizers and seasoned colleagues will lead the training. Consider attending with several of your Association colleagues as a team!

All participants will receive the same content.

Political Action and You
Every decision in your school started as a political one. Join us to learn the basic principles of political action including how to target your message. You will also get an overview of current legislative and political issues that are headed our way. This isn’t about Democrat or Republican, it is about protecting our public schools and our communities. You will leave ready to take action!

Organizing & Mobilizing 101
No one wants to live in a house with a shaky foundation. So why organize and mobilize that way? No, you don’t have to be Bob Villa. We will give you the tools you need and we’ll show you how to use them. You will fill your toolbox with the assessment tools necessary for the foundation of a successful campaign. Together we can build a plan that has the pieces necessary to support all of us!

New Ed Organizing
The NEA indicates that “the top reason new educators leave the profession in the first five years is because they don’t feel supported.” The VEA has a specific focus on ensuring that we all build relationships with new and early educators throughout Virginia. You’ll receive an update on the VEA’s statewide plan for 2018-2019 New Educator Organizing.

For more information about SWOI, contact VEA's Breanne Armbrust, at 800-552-9554, Ext. 334.

The deadline to register is April 27, 2018.