Education

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

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  • Local 0710 Bargaining Committee Training

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    To: All Local 0710 Bargaining Committee members

    Re: Bargaining Committee Training

    Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Peace River Area Office

    10147 100 Ave

    Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7

     

    If you are on the following Local 0710 Bargaining Committees , please join us at the BCGEU Peace River Area Office for a day of training and information.

    School District #59 

    School District #81

    Northern Lights College – Support

    Northern Lights College – Faculty

    Fort St. John Public Library

     

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP no later than Monday, September 10, 2018.

    When registering online, please advise if you have any allergies with special dietary requirements.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Area09 Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 09:00 AM through September 27, 2018
    West Kootenay Area Office in Castlegar, BC, Canada

     

    This is the 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.

     

     

  • Local 504 Enhanced Steward Training

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, BC, Canada

     L504 Enhanced Steward Training - Friday, September 28, 2018 

    9:30 - 4:00 

  • Area 11 - Local Chair Plus One

    Monday, October 01, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU in Prince George, BC, Canada

     

    Please mark your calendars: 

     

    Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

     

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

     

    Place: Diane L Wood Union Centre

     

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU,

     

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George

     

    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 2018. Conducting and facilitating the session will be Christine Peters, Regional Coordinator.

     

    IMPORTANT: I ask that you please appoint a second delegate to represent your Local, this delegate must be from your Executive. Please advise the Prince George Area Office of your delegate choice and pass this information on to those you appoint in order that they may make the necessary arrangements to attend.

     

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the Prince George Area Office no later than Monday, September 24th, 2018. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies with special dietary requirements. If you require hotel accomodations please RSVP as soon as possible, as accomodations might not be available at a later date.

     

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

     

    You can RSVP below or you can call the Prince George Area Office directly (250) 563-1116 or Toll Free 1-800-667-8772 to register.

     

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

     

  • L604 - Enhanced Stewards Course

    Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, Canada

     

    Date: September 4, 2018

     

    To: BCGEU Stewards/Executive members – Local 604

     

    Re: Enhanced Stewards Course

     

     

     

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

     

    9:00 am to 4:30 pm

     

    Fraser Valley area office

     

    8555 – 198A Street, Langley

     

     

     

    Local 604 is pleased to invite you to a day of steward education, skill building and networking.

     

     

     

    Your role as a steward is an extremely important one. We hope you will take the opportunity to participate, meet fellow stewards in your local, and have a learning session geared to your local and your issues.

     

     

     

    Registration will close on Thursday September 20, 2018. Leaves of absence are available, if required. Lunch will be provided. Please ensure when you register, to advise of any food allergies, and the exact hours of work required for a leave of absence.

     

     

     

    See below to register for the course.

     

     

     

     

     

    In solidarity

     

     

     

    Harbinder Gill

     

    L604 Chair

     

  • Area 12 Steward Fundamentals 2 Day Course

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 09:00 AM through October 12, 2018
    BCGEU in Terrace, BC, Canada

    ARE YOU A NEW STEWARD?

    STEWARDS FUNDAMENTALS, our new introductory, two-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group acitivities, 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.

     

    Lunch will be provided. Please ensure you advise your Supervisor/Employer that you plan on attending Union training. If you require a Union paid Leave of Absence or accommodation for this course, they will be emailed to you soon.

  • Local 1003 Enhanced Stewards' Training

    Friday, October 12, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Hello All 1003 Stewards

    As you know, the role of a steward in the workplace is an extremely important one and we want to make sure our stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day. We are excited to provide a full day of education and networking with other stewards in Local 1003.

    When: Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Where: Lower Mainland Area Office | Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver

    During this one-day training session, we will discuss: Bullying and Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace

    We would like you to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even more empowered and effective steward.

    This course is open to all Local 1003 stewards and union leave will be provided to attend. Once your attendance has been confirmed, you will need to request leave from your Employer.

    To register please RSVP (include your Leave of Absence hours if one is required) and any dietary restrictions by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 5, 2018.

  • 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 10 Step Up Training

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 09:30 AM through October 17, 2018
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    To: BCGEU Stewards & Local Executive Members of the Peace River Area (who have not yet taken the Step Up Training)

    Re: STEP UP Education Session

     You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office.

     

    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.

     Date: October 17, 2018

     

    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

     

    Where: BCGEU Peace River Area Office

    10147 100 Avenue

    Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7