Institutional Goals and Outcomes
The NLC works to achieve the following institutional goals, which are guided by our mission, vision and values:
- To articulate and transmit the values of the labor movement to successive generations of union members
- To respond to the needs of those in the labor movement for knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to secure their futures and those of their families
- To incorporate workplace and union learning into degree programs in order to provide efficient and effective pathways to degree completion for workers
- To provide unions and labor-related organizations with members and leaders who are critical thinkers and skilled communicators
- To work in partnership with unions and other organizations who support the labor movement to provide relevant and collaborative programs that advance the movement
National Labor College Outcomes
NLC graduates achieve the following outcomes as a result of their educational experience, rooted, again, in our mission, vision and values:
- Leadership: The ability to reflect upon, share and deconstruct experience with a goal of improving personal and organizational leadership practices.
- Critical Thinking: The ability to understand, question, analyze and discuss underlying assumptions that define a particular position or viewpoint.
- Effective Communication: The ability to clearly communicate, orally and in writing.
- Global Thinking: The ability to understand complexities of the economic, political and social environment.
- Information Literacy: The ability to analyze and make intelligent decisions based upon massive amounts of information, determine the nature and extent of needed information, know where to obtain critical information, and assess the validity of sources.
- Technological Proficiency: The ability to understand and use basic digital communication tools to function effectively in the changing society.