The IWW Education Programme


The IWW is committed to helping workers organize to win demands and change the balance of power in their workplaces. Based on the solidarity unionism framework, our Organizer Trainings will give you the tools, tactics, and strategies to build solidarity with your coworkers and take action to make real changes at your job.

Organizing Training Programm

Both trainings are usually held over two eight-hour days. Of course, you won’t become an expert in two days, but we hope you leave with practical skills and the enthusiasm to start or continue organizing.The trainings have been developed over many years and by many IWW members. They reflect the successes and lessons of countless organizing campaigns and committees, and they are continually being updated to incorporate current experiences.

  • Organizer Training 101: Build the Committee
  • This introductory training focuses on the nuts and bolts of building an organizing committee in your workplace.

  • Organizer Training 102: The Committee in Action
  • This advanced training builds on the 101 and explores how to sustainand grow your organizing long term.

Union Training Programm

Function as a union requires a certain set of skills. To make sure you don’t get lost, we created this programme. This programme starts in 2020.

  • Orientation for new members
  • In this short introduction course you’ll get to know more about the ideology of the IWW, how it works and how you can be an active part in it.

  • Finances for Branch Treasurers
  • You’ll learn things you need for the organisation of the finances in your branch, what support you can get and much more.

  • Administration for Branch Secretaries
  • Administration and sign up new members, hold a good meeting and take care that there is a functioning Branch. All that you’ll learn in this course.

Submit your interest for a training

You can submit our interest for training. Upcoming trainings are listed on the website and our newsletter, which every IWW member should receive. You may also contact your nearest branch to find out when their next scheduled OT is, or email the Training Komitee.

Submit your interest

Host a training

The Organizer Training Committee will help your branch or group host a training. Submit the Training Request Form and send us an email, and we’ll be in touch.

Request a Training

Become a trainer

Trainings are facilitated by volunteer trainers. If you are an IWW member and are interested in becoming a trainer for the Organizer Training Program, please complete the Training for Trainers Application Form.

Join the Training Komitee

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