UA ITF Offers 2023 MCAA Field Leaders Conference Grants

April 17, 2023
MCAA’s Field Leaders Conference provides field leaders with the skills they need to be business- and results-oriented managers focused on growing company profits and brand, and now there's another reason to attend - financial assistance from the United Association's (UA) International Training Fund (ITF) in the form of a $5,500 grant. Join us May 17-19 in Chicago, IL, August 2-4 in San Francisco, CA, or October 11-13 in Des Moines, IA.

MCAA’s Field Leaders Conference provides field leaders with the skills they need to be business- and results-oriented managers focused on growing company profits and brand, and now there’s another reason to attend – financial assistance from the United Association’s (UA) International Training Fund (ITF) in the form of a $5,500 grant. Join us May 17-19 in Chicago, IL, August 2-4 in San Francisco, CA, or October 11-13 in Des Moines, IA.

The grant is available for all eligible U.S. local union education funds. Each UA/MCAA foreman administrator who attends one of the 2023 MCAA Field Leaders Conferences and meets the verification requirements is eligible to receive a grant. The purpose of the grant is to continue building UA foreman administrators’ growth as leaders in their locals and in the field.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the grant, the foreman administrator must:

  • Have completed UA/MCAA Foreman Certification Course 2012 (formerly Course 443).
  • Hold a current UA/MCAA Foreman Certification. (If the individual’s foreman certification has recently expired, but they are still actively working as a foreman, they are eligible to recertify. Click here for the UA/MCAA Foreman Recertification Form.
  • Attend all three days of the conference.

How To Apply

Grant requests are now being accepted. To apply:

  • Once you complete the request module (survey, purpose, etc.), a second module for request options will display. Select Add Catalog Items, then scroll down to choose SPEC03 MCAA Field Leaders Grant.
  • Enter in the quantity, and then upload the required form (one form per attendee).
  • Add the item and submit the grant.

Credential Verification & Registration

Once each foreman administrator’s credentials are verified, the ITF will send MCAA account login information to the attendee. It will be the responsibility of the attendee to register with the MCAA and make hotel and travel arrangements.

Attendance Verification & Grant Payment

Following the completion of the MCAA Field Leaders Conference, attendance will be verified, and the grant will be approved. The grant will be made payable to the local union education’s fund.

The total grant per attendee will be $5,500 and includes the conference registration cost of $995.00. The grant is intended to cover 40 hours of wages and all travel related costs to attend the conference. Any unspent funds may be used by the local union education fund for other training program initiatives.

If you have any questions about the grant program, please contact Jocelyn Crowder, fund administrator, at JocelynC@uanet.org or 410-269-2000, ext. 4010.

There are three more opportunities to attend the 2023 Field Leaders Conference. Your field personnel cannot afford to miss it!

To learn the details of each conference and register attendees, follow the links below. We look forward to seeing your field leaders this year!

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