Harvard Trade Program

NSO takes great pride in sponsoring seats to the prestigious Harvard Trade Union Program (HTUP); we are actively looking for interested candidates to participate each year.

The Harvard Trade Union Program is an intensive six (6) week program designed for trade union leaders. The dates for the 108th session are from January 7th – February 15th, 2019.  It is comparable to the advanced education that Harvard University offers to executive level individuals in Business and Government.  It teaches the essential skills necessary to effectively manage and lead unions, as well as providing an incredible opportunity to explore key issues in the labor movement.

Men and women who are active in the labor movement today face unprecedented change and profound challenges in providing leadership and advocacy for working people.  Dramatic changes in the world economy and the nature, size and composition of the workplace demand new approaches to organizing, bargaining and union administration.

Since 1942, the Harvard Trade Union Program has prepared union activists to meet the challenge of dynamic leadership within their unions and society.  Today, the program helps union leaders develop keener analytical, managerial and problem-solving skills as well as discover ways to deepen public understanding of the value and importance of labor unions.

Participants will gain insights into the complex political, social and economic forces that shape their operating environment. They will exchange perspectives with faculty who are internationally recognized for their expertise on labor issues, develop relationships among people doing similar work in the national and international labor communities and interact with future leaders in the corporate and public sectors by attending classes at the country’s most prestigious graduate schools of business, education and government.

If you would like to be considered, please review the attached brochure, carefully check your calendar for availability, and then submit the attached application.

The application period for the NSO scholarship begins on July 16 and closes September 25 at 5:00 pm. Please fill out the application and email it to me at Nicole.love@comcast.net (Please note that there are two different applications – one for CSO and one for Harvard, and both must be completed.)

Application deadline for CSO is Wednesday, September 25, 2018.  If selected, the applicant will be notified on Thursday, September 26, 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

In Solidarity,

Nicole Love

President, CSO/NSO