Deadline Approaching: Enroll Now for 2016 Spanish Programs

Members of the June 2015 Spanish Leadership Working Group. Front row, from left: Paula Cardenas, Adriana Picasso, Geny Ulloa and Anne Wiberg. Second Row: Javier Almazan, Macario Camorlinga, Abby Lau, Calixto Tapia and Danny Arreola. Back Row: Jorge Bonilla, Angel Perez, Cesar Alvarado, Jose Perez, Joel Ochoa and Armando Arreola.

The William W. Winpisinger Center Education and Technology Center is accepting enrollments for all eight of its 2016 Spanish programs. Districts and Locals are encouraged to reach out to their Spanish speaking members, who may be unaware of the variety of programs offered in Spanish. Members who would benefit from attending Leadership programs in their native language have the potential to become more effective workplace leaders.

Spanish Leadership programs build a solid understanding of trade unionism and provide participants with the skills and tools they need to effectively represent and grow the membership. They are designed for IAM officers, activists and members who speak Spanish as their primary language. While all classroom instruction, books and materials are in Spanish, the content is identical to the material used in the English leadership programs.

Members interested in attending the Spanish Collective Bargaining pilot program should contact their Local Lodge President, Business Representative or General Chair immediately, as the deadline is February 5. Openings remain for all of the Leadership programs, as well as for the two Staff programs, but don’t miss the first enrollment deadline! Please note final assignments for all Staff programs will be made by each General Vice President.

2016 Leadership Programs in Spanish
Spanish Leadership I: March 13-18 and Aug 14-19
Spanish Leadership II: April 10-15 and December 4-9
Spanish Advanced Leadership: June 12-17
Spanish Train the Trainer Pilot: June 5-10

2016 Staff Programs in Spanish
Spanish Collective Bargaining Pilot: Feb 21-26
Spanish Organizing I: May 15-20

Please note that enrollments in any of the Spanish Leadership programs do not count against your Lodge’s regular Leadership school allotments.

Click here to download enrollment forms in either Spanish or English directly from the Winpisinger Center’s website.

If you have any questions about the Spanish Leadership Programs or need any additional information, please contact Edmundo Osorio at (301) 373-8814 or