The Heartland Workers Center rule: Do not do for others what they can do for themselves.
Leadership Development means to learn the necessary skills to develop the capacity to act in a social public environment.
We have learned that people want to learn and are willing to fight for what they want. Therefore, they develop their leadership skills so that they are capable of promoting, protecting and defending their rights, are more involved in the life of their community and their families.
Organizers sit with each worker and teach them what they can do in a one-on-one setting or through different workshops and meetings. Also, certain workers have shown certain leadership skills and qualities that led them to form part of the Council of Workers. In there they learn how to conduct meetings and how to research and find solutions for the problems that their fellow coworkers are encountering.