Membership Training & Education

Council 4 Training

Council 4 provides free training and education opportunities covering areas such as collective bargaining rights, stewards training, leadership roles and responsibilities, grievance and arbitration handling, communications and politics, and much, much more.

Trainings are free and open to members in good standing only. Most trainings are hosted on Zoom, except for Stewards and Tresurers' Training which are typically in person at Council 4 (444 East Main St. New Britain).

Click here to view Winter 2024 Training Schedule
Click here to register for training sessions. 

Check the website calendar for dates, times and registration details. 

For inquiries or to schedule a training specifically tailored to your Local, email [email protected].

AFSCME Training

AFSCME's Online Leadership Academy provides high-quality training and leadership development for AFSCME leaders, stewards and staff, allowing them to enhance their union activism anywhere, at any time. Topics include a new "Local Leadership Essentials" series (how to run Local union meetings & roles and responsibilities) and "Steward Fundamentals" (grievance handling, solving workplace problems, etc). 

To access the courses, leaders and stewards must go to and create a new user account. To help you promote this opportunity, we have linked fliers in both English and Spanish and are including two videos: Welcome: How to Navigate and Complete Course & Create a New Account: Start Learning with AFSCME Labor Lab.

If you have any questions or require assistance in getting started, please don't hesitate to reach out to AFSCME's team at [email protected].