ITUC Global Organising Conference, 24-28 April 2017 Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The ITUC Global Organising Conference brings together emerging National Lead Organisers from across the globe. They come to develop their strategic campaign skills and spend time with other National Leads facing similar challenges. Union Organisers from at least 45 countries across The Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Middle East/Northern Africa will attend.

The conference structure will be in-depth campaign analysis with the intention that National Leads will further develop their Strategic Lead Organiser skills. The 4-day conference will be composed of large group discussions, small-group campaign analysis, video featurettes, open regional discussions and practical skills engagement.

Campaign analysis workshops will investigate a theme affecting workers and unions across many nations. Practitioners will find this workshop useful to assist in thinking through campaign problems from a new perspective. They will find inspiration from other Lead Organisers, working on similar problems in a different context. Participants at the Conference will share stories and common experiences with others grappling with the biggest questions facing unions and organisers today. They will do all of this across national borders, regional distance, languages, and culture, union structure, gender, age, ethnic diversity.