Education Committee Spring Schedule
March 29, 2021
To: MoveUP members
The Education Committee is pleased to offer the following Spring educational sessions. Registration is now open for all courses. Please know that class sizes are limited for JS1 and JS2, so please be sure you will be able to attend all four sessions prior to registration.
- Job Steward Level One
This is a four-part series on April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This course is open to all stewards, and member wishing to become a job steward.
This course is ideal for new job stewards who are eager to learn and grow into their position of Job Steward. You will learn about union and the labour movement, and will start to learn about the grievance process and the importance of the steward in our workplaces.
NB. You must complete all four sessions to receive your certificate of completion.
- Supporting Our Members in a Moment of Crisis with BC211
This is a two-part series, hosted by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
April 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This course is open to all members, but ideal for stewards.
As job stewards you are often the first person a member will come to when they are in distress or crisis. This two part session is a great opportunity for you to learn what to watch for with members in crisis, and how using the resource of BC211 can get our members the services and support they need quickly. These sessions will help you to navigate www.BC211.ca and how you, as a steward and co-worker, can support a member who is in distress.
NB. You must complete both sessions to receive your certificate of completion.
- Job Steward Level Two
This is a four-part series on May 19, 26, June 2 and 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This course is for Job Stewards.
This course is the follow-up to Job Steward Level 1. You will expand your knowledge and confidence in your roll as steward as you learn some of the more complex labour relations topics that stewards face.
NB. You must complete all four sessions to receive your certificate of completion. Prerequisite course: Job Steward Level 1.
- Demystifying the Electoral Process at MoveUP
May 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Open to all members.
Hosted by our President, David Black, we will walk you through the electoral systems and processes at MoveUP. You will also hear from a couple of our Executive Board members about their experience on our Board, why they got involved in our electoral system and how the democratic process of our union is critical to our long term success.
The Education committee is also working on additional learning opportunities. Watch for registration information soon for the following courses:
- Connecting Job Stewards to Health and Safety
- Understanding our long term disability/income continuance plans (ICBC, Canadian Northern Shield, and all transit employers)
We look forward to seeing you on line at one of these sessions!
Co-chairs, Education Committee
Annette Toth, Vice-President, ICBC
Christy Slusarenko, Vice-President, Combined Units
Rysa Kronebusch, Vice-President, Utilities