Education

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

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  • Area 09 Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM through May 24, 2018
    West Kootenay Area Office in Castlegar, 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. Seating is limited, so please register below and reserve your seat. 

     

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  • Area 12 - Local 612 Enhanced Training

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Terrace Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

     

    If you are a Local 612 Steward or Local Executive Member

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Enhanced Steward Training

     

    Date: Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

     

    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

     

    Location: Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU

     

    102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace

     

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 14th, 2018

     

     

    AGENDA

     

     

    Facing Difficult Management in the Workplace

    Speak Up Speak Out 

     

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online at the link provided below no later than May 7th, 2018. 

     

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

     

  • Area 11 STEP Up Training

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 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: Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU, 500 Quebec Street, Prince George

    DATE: Thursday, May 24, 2018

    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:  Thursday, May 10, 2018

     

     

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  • Area 05 Will and Estate Planning

    Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    Area 05 Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    Wills and Estates Planning (3 hours): 

     

    Join us for this free presentation on wills, estate planning, enduring powers of attorney, representation agreements (medical power of attorney), and probate issues. Local lawyer Bruce Swanson will present on these topics and answer your questions about life-planning.

     

     

  • Area 10 Herb Basket Class

    Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    Come and join us for an herb basket class. All supplies included. A non-perishable item for a local charity would be greatly appreciated!

  • Wills and Estates Planning Workshop

    Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 01:30 PM

    Due to the overwhelming interest in this workshop, the Area 05 Cross Component Committee is pleased to invite you for a free education session regarding Wills and Estates Planning. 

    Join us for this free presentation on wills, estate planning, enduring powers of attorney, representation agreements (medical power of attorney), and probate issues. Local lawyer Bruce Swanson will present on these topics and answer your questions about life-planning. 

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  • Area 12 - Stewards Fundamentals

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 09:00 AM through May 30, 2018
    BCGEU Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

     

    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.

    If requested, your Union paid Leave of Absence for this course will be emailed to you soon. Please ensure you advise your Supervisor/Employer that you plan on attending Union training.

    To register for this course which is taking place on May 29 & 30, 2018 please click on the link below:

     

  • CANCELLED Area 12 - Local 1012 Enhanced Training

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    If you are a Local 1012 Steward or Local Executive Member

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Enhanced Steward Training

     

    Date: Thursday May 31st, 2018

    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU

    102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace

     

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 17th, 2018

     

     

    AGENDA

     

    · Steward Refresher

    · Facing Difficult Management in the Workplace

     

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online at the link provided below no later than May 17th, 2018.

     

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

     

     

     

    For more information please contact the area office at:

     

    Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU

    102-4710 Lazelle Avenue

    Terrace, BC V8G 1T2

    Fax: (250) 635-3588 or Toll Free at 1-800-946-0259

    Phone: (250) 635-9126 or Toll Free at 1-800-665-1664

    Email: area12@bcgeu.ca

  • Aggression in Young Children: Helping yourself stay steady in touch situations

    Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    BCGEU HQ in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    Some days you have to deal with a child who lashes out. Often you can see it brewing and you want to step in early. You also notice it's hard on you. Maybe your stomach begins to churn or your neck or jaw tightens. Your workplace has a specific protocol. You know what you're supposed to do and telling yourself to breathe before stepping in just isn't enough to ease the tension inside. Automatic physical reactions need physical strategies. This experiential workshop draws on the concepts of interactive neurobiology and self-regulation to teach you practical techniques to use in these difficult moments.

    Learning objectives:

    Practice picking up earlier signs that a child is about to erupt. Learn physical strategies you can use right in the moment to ease the tension you feel. Explore and practice methods to support yourself so you can act more calmly and effectively.

    Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 4 hours toward professional development and ECE certification.

    A light lunch will be provided.

    This workshop is presented by Shayna Hornstein. Shayna is a body-focused counsellor, registered physical therapist and adult educator. Her organizational development work improves resilience and workplace communication. In her clinical practice, she helps people lessen the impact that stress has on their bodies. She especially enjoys supporting frontline child care educators and caregivers, for they do critical work that builds healthy communities.

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  • Fundamental Stewards Course

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 at 09:00 AM through June 06, 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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