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 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day course

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM through February 21, 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.

  • STEP UP

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

     

     

    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.

     

     

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  • STEP UP AREA 01

    Friday, February 22, 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. 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.

    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.

  • Area 09 - STEP UP Training

    Monday, March 04, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office in Castlegar, 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.

    This course is now open to all members who would like an introduction to the union and who may be interested in becoming more active in their workplace.

    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.

  • Fundamental Stewards Course

    Monday, March 04, 2019 at 09:00 AM through March 05, 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 setwards 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 08 - Step Up Training

    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Cranbrook Area Office in Cranbrook, BC, Canada

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

    STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our commmon 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.

  • CANCELLED Area 12 - Enhanced Stewards Training for Locals 412 & 1712

    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

     

    If you are a Local 412 or 1712 Steward or Local Executive Member

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Enhanced Steward Training

     

    Date: Tuesday March 5th, 2019

     

    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

     

    Location: Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU

     

    4600 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace

     

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: February 19th , 2019

     

    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online using the link provided below no later than February 19th, 2019.

     

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

     

  • Area 04 Stewards Fundamentals 2 Day Course

    Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 09:00 AM through March 07, 2019
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals Course is provided over 2 days and is open to all stewards, though priority will be given to new stewards. The course content will outline the roles and responsibilities of a steward and give you the tools to carry out your duties in the important position as a steward at your worksite.

    Leaves of absences (LOA) will be provided to all registrants and lunch will be provided. 

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  • Area 08 - Step Up Training

    Thursday, March 07, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Cranbrook Area Office in Cranbrook, BC, Canada

    You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Cranbrook 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.

  • SOLD OUT Area 03 Pension Seminar

    Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    What's New With Pensions?: Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS, and GIS

     

    · A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan-do you know what type your plan is? Learn to understand the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why it is so important.

    · You will then be given an overview of the various public sector (MPP, PSPP and College) pension plans BCGEU members are in.

    · In addition there will be an update on the changes to the three basic government programs that are currently underway for the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

    · See how it all ties together to provide you with a more financially secure retirement.

     

    Light refreshments will be provided.

     

    If you have any questions please call 604-215-1499 or email area03courses@bcgeu.ca.

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