National Staff Organization

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United to Lead, to Promote, to Secure, and to Defend

Empower Yourself and Our Union: Join Us at the 2024 NSO Winter Advocacy Retreat

The National Staff Organization announces the commencement of registration for the 2024 NSO Winter Advocacy Retreat, also known as WAR College. As the world’s largest union of union staff, we are committed to empowering our members with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to navigate the challenges of today’s labor landscape.

About WAR College

The WAR College is not your typical retreat; it’s a premier training program designed exclusively for NSO members. This event provides a unique opportunity to enhance advocacy skills, connect with fellow union members, and gain profound insights into the ever-evolving world of labor and workers’ rights.

Why Attend WAR College?

Location: Sarasota, Florida

For our 2024 gathering, from January 11 – 13, we’ve chosen the picturesque Hyatt Regency-Sarasota as our venue. This year marks our last gathering in Sarasota, making it the perfect opportunity to enjoy Florida’s sunshine while expanding your skills and knowledge.

Registration Information

Secure your spot at WAR College today by registering here. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the betterment of our union. Registration closes on November 10.


For inquiries or additional information, please contact John Avouris, NSO Vice-President for Program.

Join us at WAR College and be part of the positive change our union and workers across the nation need. Together, we can transform challenges into opportunities.

About NSO

The National Staff Organization serves as a resource for the thousands of staff members who work for the National Education Association and its state affiliates. 

With its expertise in negotiations, grievances, and training, NSO is committed to supporting its affiliates in all aspects of their work. For those seeking more information about NSO and the services it provides, visit their website at or follow NSO on social media platforms such as FacebookTwitter, and Instagram