B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

Education

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

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  • STEP UP

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office 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. Members 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.

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  • Area 02 Steward Fundamentals Training Sept 18 & 19

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 19, 2019
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo , 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 offices 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 leaves-of-absence is provided for this course. Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided. Lunch will be provided for the days you are in class.

     

  • Area 07 Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 19, 2019
    BCGEU Okanagan Area Office in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals is a two-day foundation-level course for all stewards. It focusses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through discussion and interactive group activities, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilites 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, but it is not mandatory.

    - A union-paid leave-of-absence from work can be provided for this course.

    - Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided.

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

     

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  • Fundamental Stewards Course

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 19, 2019
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , 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.

  • Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 20, 2019
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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, 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 accommodation, if required, are also provided.

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

  • Local 303 Enhanced Steward Training

    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, BC, Canada

    This one-day session will cover the following topics:

    · Labour Management Committees

    · Benefits and LTD issues

    · Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills

     

    This course is open to all Local 303 stewards who have taken the Basic Steward Training or the Steward Fundamentals Course. The Union will provide paid LOAs to attend this training course. Once you have been registered in the course you will need to request leave from your Employer as soon as possible.

  • Local 1004 Enhanced Stewards Training

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley Twp, BC, Canada

     

    Come and join us for a day of education and a chance to network with other stewards at the Local 1004 Enhanced Steward Training September 24, 2019

  • Area 04 Steward Fundamentals

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 26, 2019
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

    This course is for Area 04 Stewards and Local Officers only


    This course is open to all Area 04 stewards, though priority will be given to new stewards. Leaves of absences will be provided to all registrants, please be sure to provide the number of hours you work on the registration form. Lunch will be provided, please advise of any food allergies or dietary restrictions on the registration form.

  • "What're you doing after work? A pre-retirement workshop

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Cariboo Area Office in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

     

    The BCGEU Area 06 Cross Component Committee
    Invites all BCGEU members and their families to a pre-retirement workshop:

     "What're you doing after work?"

    Are you retiring in the near future or have you recently retired? Given the important changes related to retirement, it makes sense to start planning as soon as possible. This practical hands-on course – designed and delivered by unionretirees – offers tips and strategies for the important issues you will face when you reach retirement.

    Dates: Saturday, September 28 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Location: BCGEU Cariboo Area Office,107A North First Ave. Williams Lake, BC

     Lunch will be provided.

    Please advise of any dietary restrictions.

     

    CANCELLATION POLICY: This workshop is free for BCGEU members and their families. We require notice of cancellation 72 hours before the start of the workshop. Please notify us at learning@bcgeu.ca. Participates who do not cancel and fail to show up deny other members the opportunity to attend.

     

  • "What're you doing after work? A pre-retirement workshop

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Cariboo Area Office in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

    The BCGEU Area 06 Cross Component Committee
    Invites all BCGEU members and their families to a pre-retirement workshop:

     "What're you doing after work?"

    Are you retiring in the near future or have you recently retired? Given the important changes related to retirement, it makes sense to start planning as soon as possible. This practical hands-on course – designed and delivered by unionretirees – offers tips and strategies for the important issues you will face when you reach retirement.

    Dates: Sunday, September 29 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Location: BCGEU Cariboo Area Office,107A North First Ave. Williams Lake, BC

     Lunch will be provided. 

    Please advise of any dietary restrictions.

     

    CANCELLATION POLICY: This workshop is free for BCGEU members and their families. We require notice of cancellation 72 hours before the start of the workshop. Please notify us at learning@bcgeu.ca. Participates who do not cancel and fail to show up deny other members the opportunity to attend.