Education Program - NS Region - September to December 2019

Course

Date and Location

Description                                                                                                                    

Information and Registration                             

Basic Program

Federal Elections Training

September 7, 2019

Holiday Inn         300 Esplanade Sydney

This one-day course will explore how politics affects our daily lives, and equip members to engage in the political process in their region, and build the type of society we want leading up to the federal election

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Federal Elections Training

September 7, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax

This one-day course will explore how politics affects our daily lives, and equip members to engage in the political process in their region, and build the type of society we want leading up to the federal election

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register  

Talking Union Basics

September 21-22, 2019

Holiday Inn         300 Esplanade Sydney

 

This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for most members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education.

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register 
 

Talking Union Basics

September 28-29, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax

This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for most members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education.

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Introduction to Canada Labour Code Part II

October 5-6, 2019                    

Holiday Inn         300 Esplanade Sydney               

This course is an introduction to the Canada Labour Code, Part II. It will cover the internal responsibilities system, as well as the employer and employee responsibilities of this legislation. The course is for Health and Safety Committee members and members who are interested in knowing more about Health and Safety in federally regulated workplaces See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Introduction To Local Officers

October 19-20, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax

This is an introductory course for any new officers or those who may be interested in the role of the local union officer.  This will give Local Officers essential knowledge for upholding their Local responsibilities and building a strong union.  Participants learn: how an effective Local functions; roles and responsibilities of the Local Executive; how Executives can work well as a team, how to engage members, and dealing effectively with management.

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Grievance Handling

November 2-3, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax  

This course provides new PSAC Shop Stewards with essential basics for grievance handling and effective stewarding

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Advanced  Program
Advanced Local Officers

*POSTPONED TO JANUARY 31st-FEBRUARY 2nd, 2020*

Halifax

Ideally two or more members of the same local executive should participate in this course. You will develop leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and mobilization skills. Course content includes the role of the local executive, strategic planning, local activities, local committees and terms of reference, communicating and recruiting, representation issues and the Duty of Fair Representation, local meetings, improving the effectiveness of union management, consultation, and rights and protections of union representatives.  

See poster attached for information and details on how to register
Advance Duty to Accommodate 

October 26-27, 2019     

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax

This course will help members to develop a broader capacity for effective representation on the issue of duty to accommodate for members with disabilities. Applicants should be union representatives who have had some training and exposure to issues related to duty to accommodate. It is preferable that applicants have also previously taken the Introduction to Duty to Accommodate course and/or the Grievance Handling course. See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register
UPCOMING CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights: an introduction to the PSAC for Indigenous Members

September 14-15, 2019

Membertou

The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to provide an opportunity for Indigenous members to learn how they can navigate the structures of the PSAC.  This course has been designed for members who have had little or no previous involvement with their union and is a great first step to understanding how unions work for working people. This two-day training will provide members with a way of empowering themselves to effect change in their workplaces, communities and union. 

Applications Closed
PSAC Atlantic Regional Women’s Conference

October 4-6, 2019

Gagetown

Details TBA TBA
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Convention

October 27-29, 2019

Dartmouth

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Directly Chartered Locals Conference

November 16-17, 2019

Location: TBA

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Online learning

Our online program offers union training at your own pace and time. These introductory courses provide a solid overview on a range of topics. Explore the union’s basic roles and responsibilities including the services it provides all members.  If you are a union steward and want to increase your knowledge and hone your skills, our on-line stewards modules will help.

**We are currently moving online platforms and our online learning is not available until October 2019**
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