Education Program - NS Region - September to November 2017

Course                      

Date                         

Description Location Registration
Introduction to Being a Union Steward

September 16, 2017

Saturday, 8:30-4:30

Introduction to Being a Union Steward – This one-day course will introduce participants to the basic concepts and practices of stewarding. The training is part of PSAC’s new series of short courses dedicated to supporting union stewards. New stewards will benefit from taking this course prior to taking the Grievance Handling course. Halifax, NS http://psacatlantic.ca/sites/atlantic/files/int._to_being_a_union_stewar...
Talking Union Basics

September 30-
October 1, 2017


Saturday, 8:30-4:30
Sunday, 8:30-4:30

Talking Union Basics - This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for most members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education. Halifax, NS http://psacatlantic.ca/sites/atlantic/files/tub_halifax.pdf
Talking Union Basics

September 30-
October 1, 2017


Saturday, 8:30-4:30
Sunday, 8:30-4:30

Talking Union Basics - This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for most members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education. Sydney, NS
Location TBD
http://psacatlantic.ca/sites/atlantic/files/tub_sydney.pdf
Grievance Handling October 21-22, 2017
Saturday, 8:30-4:30
Sunday, 8:30-4:30
Grievance Handling - This course provides new PSAC Shop Stewards with essential basics for grievance handling and effective stewarding. Halifax, NS http://psacatlantic.ca/sites/atlantic/files/grievance_handling_halifax.pdf
Advanced Duty to Accommodate November 4-5, 2017
Saturday, 8:30-4:30
Sunday, 8:30-4:30
Advanced Duty to Accommodate - This two-day course will deepen participants’ understanding of Duty to Accommodate in the workplace as it relates to human rights and member representation. Applicants should be Union Representatives who have had some training and exposure to issues related to duty to accommodate and have taken the introduction course. Halifax, NS http://psacatlantic.ca/sites/atlantic/files/adv._duty_to_accommodate.pdf
Employment Equity November 18-19, 2017
Saturday, 8:30-4:30
Sunday, 8:30-4:30
Employment Equity – By the end of the course participants will better understand the principles behind employment equity; understand how employment equity works; be able to defend employment equity and address commonly held myths about employment equity; understand the union’s role in employment equity; be able to take action to support employment equity. Basically, in this course we aim to address 3 questions about Employment equity: why (why do we have it? why do we need it?); what? (what is it?); and how? (how do we make it work?) Halifax, NS http://psacatlantic.ca/sites/atlantic/files/employment_equity.pdf
Local Officers Training November 25-26, 2017
Saturday, 8:30-4:30
Sunday, 8:30-4:30
Local Officers Training - 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. Halifax, NS http://psacatlantic.ca/sites/atlantic/files/local_officers_training.pdf
Advance Training      
Leadership Conference November 30-
December 3, 2017
Leadership Conference – This training is open to elected National Component Officers, elected Regional Council Members, elected National Human Rights Officers, and elected national Aboriginal People’s Committee Members. Ottawa, ON
Location TBD

All Halifax weekend courses will be held in the PSAC Boardroom at 287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, unless otherwise indicated. Phone in registrations to (902) 443-3541 or toll free 1-800-839-6661 PSAC Halifax or to Hfx_Admin@psac.com through your Local Education Coordinator.
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