Inaugural class of Pennsylvania Labor Leadership Institute graduates
One of the key initiatives of the School of Labor and Employment Relations’ educational outreach to the labor community is a year-long leadership development program called the Pennsylvania Labor Leadership Institute (PA LLI). The program, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, is designed for full-time union staff and officers with significant leadership responsibilities and includes five intensive, multi-day, workshops during the year. The eighteen labor leaders in the first PA LLI class were recognized at a graduation lunch and ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn on May 30. Rick Bloomingdale, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, was the featured speaker.
The first graduating class included participants from building trades, public sector, service and industrial unions. This program is now in its second year, with a new class that will graduate this coming June.
Like all Penn State graduates, the class showed their Penn State spirit with a graduation picture at the Nittany Lion Shrine.