Area 07 Steward Fundamentals
1064 Borden Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6A8 Canada
To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members. We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
Steward Fundamentals is a two-day foundation-level course for all stewards. It focusses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through discussion and interactive group activities, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilites of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skillful in their interactions with members and the employer.
This course is for elected stewards and local officers who have not previously taken the Basic Steward Training in the past five years. We recommend that stewards and local officers take the one-day STEP UP course before taking Steward Fundamentals, but it is not mandatory.
- A union-paid leave-of-absence from work can be provided for this course.
- Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided.
- Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.