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. 

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  • CANCELLED - Area 11 - Step Up Training

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU in Prince George, BC, Canada

     

    STEP UP TRAINING

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    The "STEP UP Training" course will be held at the:

    LOCATION:Diane L. Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George

    DATE:Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

     

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

     

     STEP UP, our new 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.

     

    Expenses & Leave of Absences

     

    The BCGEU will reimburse your Employer for any time you are away from work to attend this course. The normal union expense policy will apply (including mileage, parking, hotel accommodation and meal allowances).

     

    REMEMBER: Please request your UNION PAID leave of absence immediately with your employer as EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE FOR YOUR LEAVE!

     

    Seating is limited so please register early, and no later than: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

     

  • Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 09:00 AM through June 20, 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.

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  • Fundamental Stewards Course

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM through June 21, 2019
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , 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 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.

  • Cancelled Area 12 - Locals 1012, 1212 & 2012 Enhanced Steward Training

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

     

    If you are a Local 1012, 1212 or 2012 Steward or Local Executive Member

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Enhanced Steward Training

     

    Date: Tuesday June 25, 2019

     

    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

     

    Location: BCGEU Northwest Area Office

     

    4600 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace

     

     

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: June 17, 2019

     

     

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online using the link provided below no later than June 17, 2019.

     

    If you are scheduled to work you will require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence! Please notify your Supervisor immediately of the date(s) you require off for union business and advise that once you receive the paperwork you will forward it on.

     

  • Tough conversations: staying steady and creative under pressure

    Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, Near Renfrew Skytrain, BC, Canada

    Tough conversations can happen with anyone: a boss, co-worker, client, 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 it as you'd like to.

    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.

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of the half-day 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

    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.

    A light supper will be provided at 5:30 pm and the workshop will begin at 6 pm.

    Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice prevent us from offering space to those on the waiting list.

     

  • Area 11 - Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, September 04, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 05, 2019
    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU in Prince George, BC, Canada

     

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

     

    Date: September 4-5, 2019

     

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

     

    Location: Diane L Wood Union Centre, 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 Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

     

    When registering online, please advise if you have any allergies with special dietary requirements. Please note: There are parking stalls at our new location, however, if there is not adequate parking for everyone attending this training, receipted parking expenses will be reimbursed.

     

    If you require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence and/or accommodations please indicate this when you RSVP.

     

    Notify your Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for Union Business and advise paperwork coming.

     

  • Area 03 STEP UP: An intro to the BCGEU for newly elected and returning stewards

    Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

    STEP UP, our new 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 04 STEP UP Course

    Wednesday, September 11, 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.

  • STEP UP

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , BC, Canada

    STEP UP, our new 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. Members 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.

  • Fundamental Stewards Course

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 19, 2019
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , 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 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.