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.