Minnesota Union Leadership Program
Now in its eighth year, the Minnesota Union Leadership Program (MULP) helps unions develop and strengthen leaders, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to address the challenges facing the labor movement.
Through six in-depth sessions scheduled over nine months, participants study the labor movement (past, present, and future) while engaging in critical thinking about how workers succeed in building a more just and equitable society. Emerging and established union leaders build relationships and network with their fellow class members and others from the labor movement, learning from each other’s experiences and knowledge.
The Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota coordinates and leads the training. Experienced and knowledgeable speakers from throughout the labor movement and its allied community are included as presenters and panel members.
The program starts over three days at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge near Brainerd where participants build relationships and focus on engaging the first two sessions. The remaining sessions take place in St. Paul at the Continuing Education and Conference Center of the University of Minnesota.