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

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  • Area01 Basic Stewards Online Training

    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM through October 27, 2020
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , BC, Canada

    Basic Steward Training:  

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer an interim basic steward seminar online. This training webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

     By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    ® your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    ® how to get started as a steward

    ® the grievance procedure

     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 Fundamentals Steward Training in the past five year.

    A union-paid leave-of-absence (if requested) is provided for this course.

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  • CANCELLED - ONLINE - Area 06 STEP UP!!

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Williams Lake in Williams Lake , BC, Canada

    You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU stewards for a day of education ONLINE from wherever you are comfortable doing so. *You will need access to a computer and WI-FI*

    Our one-day course will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture and our diverse community of members. You will leave feeling informed, confident and ready to support a member through a Step 1 grievance.

    In order for us to send you the course material we will require your mailing address and email address. 

  • ONLINE - Area 06 STEP UP!!

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Williams Lake in Williams Lake , BC, Canada

    You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU stewards for a day of education ONLINE from wherever you are comfortable doing so. *You will need access to a computer and WI-FI*

    Our one-day course will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture and our diverse community of members. You will leave feeling informed, confident and ready to support a member through a Step 1 grievance.
    In order for us to send you the course material we will require your mailing address and email address. 

    Please RSVP by Wednesday
     October 14, 2020

  • ONLINE COURSE - Area 03 Steward Webinar 2-Day Course

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 01:00 PM through October 29, 2020
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    PLEASE NOTE - THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED IN AN ONLINE FORMAT ONLY VIA ZOOM.

    A new Steward Seminar course has been scheduled for your area. This training is offered to Stewards and is developed to assist BCGEU Stewards by offering important administration and information needed by a Stewards within their role. The course does not replace the Steward Fundamental training course but is offered in addition to it until the new virtual training is developed for the Steward Fundamental Course or we can resume the normal Steward Fundamental training. Please take a moment to register for this course.

    The Steward Seminar is a newly created two-day foundation-level course for all stewards and is in addition to our Leadership, Education and Activism Program (LEAP). It will introduce you to your key roles and responsibilities as a steward and help you develop the essential skills you will need. Through discussion and interactive group activities, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward. 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 newly elected stewards and local offices who have not previously taken the Basic Steward Training in the past five years.

    A union paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course. This 2-day steward webinar will be offered on October 28 & 29, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm each day (it will be 3 hours each day).

    Please have a copy of your collective agreement handy.

    As space is limited, registrations are being accepted on a first come, first-served basis. 

    Please call the area office at 604-215-1499 if you have any questions or concerns.

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  • 75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in Online, BC, Canada

    Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries, and personal items.

    Participants will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other. 

    This webinar is presented on the free secure app Ring Central. Prior to the start of the webinar, you will need to download and install the Ring Central app to your computer or smartphoneFollow the instructions – it takes only a minute or so to install the app. You can delete the app after the webinar. We will email this information tyou again prior to the webinar. 

    Sold out? Email us at learning@bcgeu.ca if you want an invite to a future offering of this workshop. 

     

     

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  • Cautious Consumerism - identity theft & fraud

    Monday, November 02, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in Online, BC, Canada

    Participants will learn ways to avoid the most common scams and fraud in Canada and what to do if they become a victim of identity theft. 

    This webinar is presented on the free secure app Ring Central. Prior to the start of the webinar, you will need to download and install the Ring Central app to your computer or smartphone. Follow the instructions – it takes only a minute or so to install the app. You can delete the app after the webinar. We will email this information to you again prior to the webinar. 

    Sold out? Email us at learning@bcgeu.ca if you want an invite to a future offering of this workshop. 

     

     

  • Area01 Basic Stewards Online Training

    Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 09:00 AM through November 05, 2020
    Your home, Various in Victoria, BC , BC, Canada

    Basic Steward Training:  

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer an interim basic steward seminar online. This training webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

     By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    ® your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    ® how to get started as a steward

    ® the grievance procedure

     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 Fundamentals Steward Training in the past five year.

    A union-paid leave-of-absence (if requested) is provided for this course.

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  • Area 08 - Step Up Training

    Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Cranbrook Area Office in Cranbrook, BC, Canada

    STEP UP, our new introductory, one-day (ONLINE) course, will introduce new and returning stewards 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. You 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 02 Basic Steward Training Webinar Nov 2020

    Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM through November 05, 2020
    Zoom in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    Basic steward training webinar

     

    November 4-5 from 1-4 p.m. each day

     

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer an interim basic steward seminar online. This training webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

     

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand

    ® your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    ® how to get started as a steward

    ® the grievance procedure

     

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

     

    To join this online training, you will need:

    ® a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera*

    ® a high-speed internet connection

    ® a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

     

    *It is possible but very challenging to do this on a smartphone.

     

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

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  • 10 Steps to Retiring without debt

    Thursday, November 05, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Online in Online, BC, Canada

    Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt. 

    This webinar is presented on the free secure app Ring Central. Prior to the start of the webinar, you will need to download and install the Ring Central app to your computer or smartphone. Follow the instructions – it takes only a minute or so to install the app. You can delete the app after the webinar. We will email this information to you again prior to the webinar. 

    Sold out? Email us at learning@bcgeu.ca if you want an invite to a future offering of this workshop.