Learn Valuable Skills, See Oakland City Councilman Abel Guillen

We have confirmed our Special Guest Speaker, Councilmember Abel Guillen. Abel was elected to the City Council in November 2014. Abel previously served as President of the Peralta Community College District and is currently the Senior Executive Vice President at a prominent California municipal finance firm. As the first in his family to graduate from college, Guillen earned his B.A. and Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.  

This Assembly will also feature a special training for all attendees titled Activating the Millennials. This interactive workshop comes in response to the need that was made clear at the last Delegate Assembly: the generation of activists who built Local 21 into its current position of strength are rapidly retiring. Assumptions about how to recruit the next generation of leaders need to take into account some fundamental generational differences.

The workshop will include a summary presentation regarding the dramatic changes occurring in workplace demographics. Special focus will be placed on the values and preferred communications modes of the newer generation of workers. Based on this data, the training will involve delegates in problem solving exercises designed to discover ways Local 21 can best engage potential millennial leaders.

I have enclosed the agenda for the assembly. Attached are additional files that will be discussed at the Assembly. Please take some time to review them prior to the meeting. 

The Delegate Assembly will take place on Saturday, January 24 at the Oakland Marriott. There will be a continental breakfast available at 8:30 a.m. and the assembly will begin at 9:00 a.m.; it will adjourn mid-day. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to Sara Golden at sgolden@ifpte21.org. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, January 16. If you are a delegate or will be an acting delegate for this Delegate Assembly, you must RSVP by that date.