AFGE’s Women and Fair Practices Departments are holding the 2023 Sister’s Keeper Summit and Human Rights Training Conference on July 28-Aug.4 in Maryland, and we are excited to announce that one of the courses being offered at the conference is Conflict Resolution, a topic many members have inquired about.
During the class, you will learn the necessary tools and techniques to resolve internal dispute. When and how conflict resolution procedures are appropriate and best interfaced with current procedures will be covered.
The class is part of WFP’s Conflict Resolution Program, which provides a process through which AFGE can address conflict at the local, council, and district level. The goals are to develop a solution that all parties can agree to, to work as efficiently as possible to find this solution, and to improve the relationship between the individuals/groups in conflict. Once the involved parties are approved to participate in the program, WFP connects participants with a third-party mediator. The program covers the cost of the mediator.
WFP had a Conflict Resolution Workshop at LegCon earlier this year to get feedback from members, and it was a packed room.
“The AFGE Conflict Resolution Program is a critical resource for AFGE officials to effectively deal with conflict at the local, council, and district level,” National Vice President for Women’s and Fair Practices Jeremy A. Lannan said. “Unnecessary conflict makes it hard to do the work we’re elected to do, it alienates members from the union, and it hinders AFGE’s progress and mission overall as a labor union. That’s why we’re working to make this program as accessible and successful as possible so that we refocus our fight back to fighting for the members of AFGE.”
The 2023 Human Rights Training Conference also offers other classes such as workplace bullying, coordinator bootcamp, and diversity, equity, and inclusion training. Human rights training is designed to deepen our understanding of the challenges we face and equip us with the tools we need to be effective advocates for change.
Our 4th annual Sister's Keeper Summit brings together the women of AFGE and their allies for three days of workshops, planning sessions, panels, and more. This summit is an opportunity for us to come together to discuss the issues affecting women in the workplace and beyond, and to develop strategies for advancing our rights and interests.
Ready to sign up for the 2023 Sister’s Keeper Summit and Human Rights Training Conference? Click here to register.