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    Course: Advanced Labor Leadership: Skills for Organizing and Basics of Health & Safety

    Learn the skills and strategies for internal and external organizing, in both union and non-union workplaces. You will also learn how to organize members around health and safety issues, including through their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). *This class is offered every winter starting in January.

    Programs Associated with this Course
    • Certificate in DePaul Labor Leadership Certificate Program
    Who Should Attend

    This certificate program is intended for union, worker center and community-based organization members, staff, activists, and Executive Board officers. You are welcome to enroll at any level: Beginner (Working knowledge of topics), Competent (Good working and background knowledge of topics), or Proficient (Depth of understanding of topics).


    Upon completion of all six courses, you will:

    • Build on existing labor knowledge and skills
    • Gain a deeper understanding of labor issues and economic justice
    • Prepare to take on new levels of leadership in unions, worker centers and community-based organizations
    • Earn a Certificate of Achievement from DePaul University

    Professional Affiliations

    The Labor Leadership Certificate Program is presented in partnership with the Labor Education Center.


    Is there a required textbook?
    No, no textbooks are required for this program. Reading materials will be provided in class.

    Do I get DePaul credit for this class?
    No, but some DePaul CPE courses have been approved for continuing education units (CEUs). These classes are professional education classes with different requirements than courses taken for academic credit.

    Is this class offered in-class or online?
    This certificate program is offered both in-class and online.

    Will I have to write papers and take exams?
    There will be short papers and exams in some of the courses.

    For More Information, Contact:

    Jessica Cook-Qurayshi


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