B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

Education

Welcome to BCGEU's education events page. Below you'll find education events in your area and around BC. 

Find events near you

within
  • Area 11 - Stewards Fundamental Training

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 09:00 AM through April 25, 2019

     

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    Date: April 24-April 25, 2019

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Diane L Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec St, Prince George

     

    Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, stewards are introduced to the key roles and responsibilities 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. Please register below and reserve your seat. Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please RSVP to the Prince George Area Office no later than Tuesday, April 10, 2019. When registering online, please advise if you have any allergies with special dietary requirements. Please note: There are parking stalls at our location, however, if there is not adequate parking for everyone attending this training, receipted parking expenses will be reimbursed. Notify your Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for Union Business.

     

     

  • Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 09:00 AM through April 25, 2019
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals is a two-day foundation-level course for all stewards. It focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through discussion and interactive group activities, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident, 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.

    · A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course.

    · Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided.

    · Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

    Sold out
  • Area 04 STEP UP Course

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

     

    STEP UP: An intro to the BCGEU for newly elected and returning stewards.

     

    STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or returning steward. Along the way, you will learn about your fundamental union rights and useful union tools and strategies for getting started in your role. Newly elected and returning stewards will leave feeling more informed, confident and ready to support a member through a Step 1 grievance. This course is the first step on our new learning pathway for stewards.

     

  • Area 10 Chair Plus One

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    For those interested please follow the instructions below.

     

    If you are a Chairperson on the Local Executive for Area 10, please join us at the BCGEU Peace River Area Office for a day of training and information. Feel free to discuss with your Local Executive to see who may be interested to join as your +1.

     

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please RSVP no later than Thursday, April 11th, 2019.

  • Tough conversations: staying steady and creative under pressure - POST PONED

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Tough conversations can happen with anyone: a boss, co-worker, client, or family member. Sometimes you can anticipate them and, at other times, they blindside you. Not only do you feel the pressure of these exchanges, but your neck knots up, your stomach turns somersaults. Then it gets hard to think clearly and handle a tough conversation well. This physical discomfort requires physical strategies.

    This free workshop offers simple techniques to get you and your body working together so you can stay on track and excel under pressure. 

    By the end of the  workshop you will be able to:

    • Describe how our nervous system responds to challenges or stressors
    • Experience the relief of tuning in to internal clues at an earlier stage
    • Apply different physical techniques that feel good & keep our thinking brain online

    What to expect from this training:

    • An interactive combination of theory, reflective dialogue, and practice
    • Choices of ways to engage with the activities (that aren't role plays)
    • That the pace of this workshop is likely slower than your usual pace
    • Hopefully some new and interesting stuff & some laughs

    Shayna Hornstein, B.Sc. (Reg. P.T.) is an adult educator, a body-focused counselor, and registered physical therapist. Her organizational development work improves resilience and workplace communication. In therapy, she helps people lessen the impact of stress on the body. She loves supporting BCGEU members who do important work in our communities.

    No LOA's are available for this workshop.

    A light supper will be provided.

     

    Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your RSVP within 48 hours of the workshop.

    Sold out
  • Anti-bullying and harassment in the workpalce

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Bullying has become such a concern that government, unions, and workplaces are recognizing the issue of bullying must be dealt with. We now have legislation, and many organizations have a policy and/or collective agreement language, but we need training to fully understand the issue of bullying, and what to do about it as workers, as employers, and as a union. This course will educate and provide you with the skills to address bullying in the workplace in order to make it a safe and comfortable place to work.

    In the Anti-bullying and harassment course you will learn:

    • Definition of what is bullying and what is not considered bullying

    • Causes of bullying

    • Legal requirements – Workers Compensation Board and collective agreement language

    • How to address the issue

    • Social media and cyber-bullying or harassment

    • Prevention strategies and actions

     

    A light supper will be provided at 5:30 pm. 

    Space is limited. If you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel your registration at least 48 hours ahead of the training.

    Sold out
  • Area 06 - Local 1006 Enhanced Training

    Friday, April 26, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Area Office in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

    Enhanced Steward Training with the Staff Representative, Ruby Stromquist and Local 1006 Chairperson Kelly McDonald. 

  • Local 803 CHW Enhanced Stewards Training

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Your Local Executive is excited to once again be able to offer a one-day training session available to all Local 803 Stewards working as Community Health Workers/Home Support. We would have the training meet your needs.

    If you are not a CHW/HS, please register for the 803 training on May 2nd. 

    If you require a Leave of Absence (LOA), please include the total number of hours you need.

    Lunch will be provided so please advise if you have any food allergies.

  • Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 09:00 AM through May 02, 2019
    To be announced in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

    A Steward Fundamentals course has been scheduled for your area. Please take a moment to register for this course. Depending on how many will be attending, the course may be at the Pioneer Complex. The Area Office will notify you this week regarding location.

    Steward Fundamentals is our two-day foundation-level course for all stewards in our Leadership, Education and Activism Program (LEAP). It will introduce you to your key roles and responsibilities as a steward and help you develop the essential skills you will need.

    Through discussion, interactive group activities and role-plays, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilities 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.

    * A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course.

    * Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided.

    * Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

    Search anytime for courses and workshops in your area using just your postal code at our Learning Events page. https://events.bcgeu.ca/education.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the area office at 1-800-667-9244 or Area06@bcgeu.ca.

  • Area 07 Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 09:00 AM through May 02, 2019
    BCGEU Okanagan Area Office in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    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 responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer, and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skilful 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

    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.