Teach Others

If you know it, teach others

Whether it’s role play, a group exercise or one on one, training is an important tool to help the whole team succeed. Don’t assume another person feels comfortable with a task just because it seems simple to you, whether it’s a phone call, a one-on-one meeting or writing a petition. 

One-on-one relationships

One-on-one relationships are the key to organizing our union. It’s also the way to support leaders, staff and union members through one-on-one coaching and mentorship.

PDF iconWorking with New Organizers on Home Visits
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Do's and Don'ts for Giving Feedback

challenge and support the team

It takes teamwork to organize the union. Whether you’re building a leadership committee or a campaign team, the values around respect, trust and accountability help teams succeed.  

PDF icon Habits and Practices of Effective Teams
PDF iconLessons Learned From Team Leads

get organized

To help the team, you need to have your own act together! Planning, charts, lists, daily debriefs are some of the tools the best organizers use to keep themselves, the campaign and the teams on track. 

PDF iconInternal Organizing Campaign

experience is a great teacher

Giving it a try and sharing feedback to learn from successes and failures is a critical component of building strong leadership and experience.

PDF iconDelegate to Help People Learn and Grow
PDF iconDebrief Home Visits: Some Good Questions to Ask

Set people up for success

Role-plays are a great tool to practice what to say or how to respond to a new situation, and to break the ice and get comfortable with an unfamiliar task.

PDF iconTips for Using Role Plays
PDF icon Do's and Don'ts for Giving Feedback

set aside time for Training

Training works best when it is anchored in campaign work and building on the relationships and collective knowledge of the team.

PDF iconHow to Design a Workshop
PDF iconIcebreaker Ideas

make debriefs a learning experience

Learn from debriefing the work as often as possible. Don’t avoid the hard questions and do walk away with a plan!

PDF iconThe Five Whys: A Critical Thinking Tool
PDF iconHow to Run Great Debriefs