Education

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

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  • Fundamental Stewards Course

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 20, 2018
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , 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, travel and meal expenses, if required, will be paid for by the Union. Lunch will be provided for the days you are in class.

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  • Area 04 Step Up 1 Day Course

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

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

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 21, 2018
    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU in Prince George, BC, Canada

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS

    Date: Tuesday, November 20 & Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essentials skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, steward 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 to reserve your seat.

    Lunch is provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirments/allergies.

    Please note: There are parking stalls at our location, however, if there is not adequate parking for everyone attending this training, parking expenses will be reimbursed.

    Notify your Supervisor immediately of the dates your require off for Union training.

     

    Please RSVP early. As seats are filling up fast. If you are unable to register online, as the seats are full, please contact the office to get on the waitlist.

     

     

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  • Area 05 Steward Fundamentals Two-Day Course

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 21, 2018
    Area 05 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.

  • CANCELLED - Local 1210 Enhanced Steward Training

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    BCGEU Enhanced Stewards' Training

    Stewards and Local Officers of Local 1210

    Where: The BCGEU Peace River Area office

    10147 100th Avenue, Fort St. John

    Date: November 20, 2018

    Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Lunch will be provided. When registering online, please advise if you have any allergies or other special dietary requirements.

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

    To ensure your registration is successful and arrangements are able to be processed in time, please RSVP no later than November 1, 2018.

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

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU FOR THIS VALUABLE TRAINING

  • STEP UP AREA 01

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Step Up 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. 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.

  • SOLD OUT Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 22, 2018
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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.

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  • Area 12 Chair +1

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

     

    Please join Regional Coordinator, Christine Peters for this upcoming Local Chair + 1 session. As a Local Chair, we encourage you to attend – along with one (1) delegate per Local selected from your Local Executive list. 

     

    IMPORTANT: Please appoint your + 1 to represent your Local, send them a copy of the link to register below and inform the Northwest Area Office so that we are aware of who you have chosen.

     

    Lunch will be provided. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or other special dietary requirements.

     

    Please confirm with the Area Office that you will be attending – even if you don't need a leave of absence. This will ensure enough lunch is ordered for everyone.

     

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  • Area 07 Steward Fundamentals

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 23, 2018
    Okanagan Area Office in Kelowna, 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.

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

    Travel, meals and accomodation, if required, are also provided.

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

     

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  • BCIT Enhanced Steward Training

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Date: October 12, 2018

     

    To: All BCGEU Stewards at BCIT – Instructors and Support bargaining units

     

    Re: One-day enhanced steward training / networking event on Thursday, November 22 – please RSVP!

     

    Dear BCIT Steward,

     

    You are invited to a one-day training and networking session for all BCGEU stewards at BCIT. The session will take place 9:00 am - 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 22 at the union office in East Vancouver.

     

    The BCGEU believes that we need to build steward capacity at BCIT, including by providing some training and opportunities to discuss issues specific to BCIT.

     

    The full-day event will also give stewards the opportunity to get to know each other, and to share strategies for addressing worksite issues.

     

    Stewards from both bargaining units are invited. Both bargaining unit chairs will be in attendance.

     

    The union will provide one-day paid union leave to attend this course, and a catered lunch will be provided.

     

    · What: BCGEU stewards training/networking session

    · When: Thursday November 22, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm

    · Who: All BCGEU stewards at BCIT

    · Where: Musqueam Room, BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office

    Broadway Tech Centre, #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver

    (Broadway Tech Centre is located on Renfrew Street, between Grandview Highway and East Broadway in Vancouver. The 2920 Virtual Way building is close to the main entrance to the Broadway Tech Office complex main entrance, which has a Starbucks at ground level. The Renfrew Skytrain stop is kitty corner. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/YuenRKFo58S2)

     

    Please RSVP by no later than November 6 via this link to let us know if you can attend. Please indicate any dietary allergies.

     

    Parking Instructions

     

    The parking lot for 2920 Virtual Way can be found just off Hebb Avenue, which is accessed from Renfrew Street and runs parallel to the Skytrain and rail tracks, just north of Grandview Highway. Park on P2 or P3 in any stall that is not "Reserved". The Yellow Zone is the closest to our building.

     

    At the parking meter, enter the following information:

    o Enter your stall number;

    o Enter the amount of time you need to park - as the Union is charged for your time, please do not book more time than you require;

    o Select "Yes" when it asks if you have a coupon code;

    o Enter the Coupon Code 5687. The BCGEU will be billed directly for your parking.

    o Select "OK" to print the receipt and bring it with you to the meeting.

    o Take the elevator to the ground "G" level to find the BCGEU office. The membership area is located to the left of the main entrance, down the long corridor. We will buzz you in.

    o Please write your name, Local and the purpose of your visit on the back of your parking receipt and deposit it in the receipt box in the Members' Lounge or Reception Area.

    o Please don't forget to sign in when you arrive.

     

    I look forward to seeing you on November 22.

     

    In solidarity

     

    Oliver Rohlfs

    Staff Representative