Education Program - NS region - September to December 2018

Course

Date and Location

Description                                                                                                                    

Information and Registration                             

Talking Union Basics

September 8-9, 2018
NEW LOCATION

Homewood Suites by Hilton 

1960 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 2G7              

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

(New Date)

Introduction to Duty to Accommodate

September 22nd, 2018

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax      

This one-day course will provide participants with an understanding of the Duty to Accommodate (DTA) in the workplace as it relates to human rights and membership representation. By the end of this course, participants will have a better understanding of the Duty to Accommodate, understand who has a role in DTA (Employer, Employee, Union), recognize that DTA does not only apply to physical disabilities and will be familiar with the Meiroin and Grismer cases.

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

Grievance Handling

 

November 3-4, 2018

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 
 

Violence Prevention in the Workplace

November            17-18, 2018

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax

 

 

This course will highlight the legal requirements on violence prevention with Part II of the Canada Labour Code and assist participants knowing the existing recourses available to prevent and deal with violent occurrences in the workplace. This course is open to Health and Safety Committee members, Local Executive members and Local Stewards who have knowledge and experience with Health and Safety Legislation.

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

Local Officers Training

 

November             24-25, 2018

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

Talking Union Basics

(NEW DATE)

(NEW DATE)

December 8-9, 2018          

Holiday Inn  300 Esplanade, Sydney, NS 

B1P 1A7               

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

Advanced  Program
Atlantic School  Building it stronger:
A union school for movement builders

October 17-21, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton, Dartmouth, NS

The Atlantic School brings together union activists from the four Atlantic Provinces with a foundation in union education to advance their skills and leadership in strengthening the labour movement.

The deadline to apply was June 7, 2018.

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. Visit PSAC's online learning centre. If you are a union steward and want to increase your knowledge and hone your skills, our on-line stewards modules will help. Start your learning here: http://psacunion.ca/stewards-series-training
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