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62nd Annual Summer Training Institutes

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The International Brotherhood’s 62nd annual Summer Training Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers will be held during the weeks of August 11-16, 2019 and August 18-23, 2019. Your lodge is encouraged to send officers, stewards, and other local lodge leaders to this year’s institutes.

The Basic Institute will be held August 11-16, 2019 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin and the Advanced Institute will be held August 18-23, 2019 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.

In addition to lodge officers and stewards, other leaders who may benefit from attendance include members of the negotiating, safety, and health committees. To learn more about the University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers, please visit For questions and information regarding the program please call Madison Everson at 618-258-0050.

The registration fee for both the Basic Institute and Advanced Institute is $1,300.00 per person for a double occupancy room and $1,570.00 for a single occupancy room. The cost of registration covers lodging from Sunday – Thursday evening. The registration fee covers dinner Sunday evening, tuition, lodging, and parking. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be included Monday – Thursday. For those whose travel needs require them to arrive early or stay after the sessions have ended, extra nights are $127.00 for a single occupancy room and $147.00 for a double occupancy room with a $10.00 per day parking fee. The registration fee on its own, without lodging or parking would be the commuter cost of $885.00.

The registration deadline is July 12, 2019. Participant expenses, including transportation, lost-time wages, registration, and other authorized costs are the responsibility of the local lodge or participant. Expenditure of local lodge funds to send representatives to this program, if done in accordance with the International Brotherhood Constitution and Local Lodge By-Laws, should be submitted for my approval.

Please bring the 2019 Summer Basic and Advanced Training Institutes to the attention of your members at your upcoming meetings and select participants to attend at the earliest possible date. Registration for the institutes can be found online at for the Basic Institute and for the Advanced Institute.

Additional information on travel and facilities will be forwarded directly to registrants.

Published on the Web: March 18, 2019

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