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

    Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU 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.

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  • CANCELLED STEP UP AREA 01

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 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.

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  • CANCELLED Steward Fundamentals Course

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 09:00 AM through April 22, 2020
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals: 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

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  • Area 10 Fort St John Chair Plus One April 29 2020

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    BCGEU in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    It is that time of year again where each Local Chair– along with one (1) delegate per Local is asked to attend the upcoming Local Chair Plus One Day Session for 2020.

    The Agenda for this year is:

    Policy and Arbitration decisions

    Cross Component Committee

    Education

    Chairing Effective Meetings

    Minute Taking

    Area Reports

    Questions and Answers

    RV Calendar

    Local specific worksite reports

     

     


     

     

  • Area 06 - STEP UP!!

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

    STEP UP!, our new introductory, one-day course for members and stewards, 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 get started with the BCGEU. Along the way, you will learn about your fundamental union rights and useful union tools and strategies for tackling challenges back at work. You will leave feeling more informed, confident and ready to connect with your co-workers.

     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.

  • Area 05 Steward Fundamentals Two-Day Course

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 09:00 AM through May 14, 2020
    Kamloops Area Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    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.

    Paid leaves from work, accommodation and travel, if required, will be paid for by the Union. Lunch will be provided for the days you are in class. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. 

  • Area 06 - Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 09:00 AM through May 14, 2020
    BCGEU in Williams Lake, 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 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.

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

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU 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 11 - Step-Up Training

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Diane L. Wood Union Centre in Prince George, BC, Canada

     

    STEP UP TRAINING

     

    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, May 20, 2020

     

    TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

     

    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, May 6, 2020

     

    You can register online at: Area 11 - Step-Up Training Prince George

     

    For more information please contact the area office at:

     

    Diane L. Wood Union Centre

     

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

     

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George BC V2L 0C6

     

    Telephone: (250) 563-1116 or Toll Free: 1-800-667-8772

     

    Facsimile: (250)-562-9012 or Toll Free: 1-800-946-0257

     

    Email: Area11@bcgeu.ca

     

  • Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day Course

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM through May 27, 2020
    BCGEU 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.