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

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM through July 25, 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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  • Local 503 Enhanced Stewards' Training

    Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    We are excited to provide a full day of education and networking with stewards in our local! As you know, the role of a steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day.

    Space is limited and registration will close on Friday, July 20th.

     

    Leaves of absences are available if required and lunch will be provided. When you register, please advise of any food restrictions/allergies, and the exact hours of work per day for the leave of absence.

    In solidarity

    Keith Stone – Local 503 Chairperson
    Sarah Fawns – Staff Representative

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

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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.

    Your Union leave of absence for this course will be sent to you shortly. Please ensure you have presented it to your Supervisor/Employer for approval as soon as possible. The Union does not do this for you.

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

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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.

    Your Union leave of absence for this course will be sent to you shortly. Please ensure you have presented it to your Supervisor/Employer for approval as soon as possible. The Union does not do this for you.

     

  • Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 09:00 AM through September 13, 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 04 Stewards Fundamentals Course

    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 09:00 AM through September 14, 2018
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

    This is a new 2 day stewards course we are offering and it is open to all stewards, though priority will be given to new stewards. Leaves of absences will be provided to all registrants. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

    Course content will touch on the roles and responsibilities of a steward and give you tools to carry out your duties in the important position as a steward for your worksite.

     

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  • Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 09:00 AM through September 26, 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.

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

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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.

    Your Union leave of absence for this course will be sent to you shortly. Please ensure you have presented it to your Supervisor/Employer for approval as soon as possible. The Union does not do this for you.

     

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

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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.

    Your Union leave of absence for this course will be sent to you shortly. Please ensure you have presented it to your Supervisor/Employer for approval as soon as possible. The Union does not do this for you.

     

  • Area 04 Stewards Fundamentals Course

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM through October 24, 2018
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

    This is the new 2 day stewards course open to all stewards, though priority will be given to new stewards. Leaves of absences will be provided to all registrants. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

    Course content will touch on the roles and responsibilities of a steward and give you tools to carry out your duties in the important position as a steward for your worksite.