2019 Atlantic Region CLC Labour Education Week-Long

St. Francis Xavier University
5005 Chapel Square, Antigonish NS, B2G 2W5

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to Wednesday, June 26, 2019
at 12:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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Courses Offered:
– Domestic Violence at Work
– Parliamentary Procedure – Running an Effective Meeting
– Member Engagement – Member Action
– Leadership Essentials for Executive Members (open to Atlantic Region Labour Council Presidents ONLY)

The Canadian Labour Congress – Atlantic Region is hosting the Atlantic Region CLC Spring Labour Education Week-Long School at St. FX University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia 

There are four courses available at this week-long labour education school, designed for union activists and labour leaders:

1. Domestic Violence at Work – This course will help shop stewards, health and safety representatives and other union representatives gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence at work and the role of the union and employer in addressing it. Participants will learn ways to best support members who may be experiencing domestic violence, including how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and risk factors and how to connect members to support and services in the community. Union representatives will also leave with tools to build awareness in the workplace about domestic violence at work.

2. Parliamentary Procedure – Running an Effective Meeting – This course will cover how to run a meeting effectively, the duties of a chairperson and secretary, and how the rules of order can provide a democratic and fair process to get the business of the union accomplished.

3. Member Engagement – Member Action – This course is designed for experienced shop stewards, local union leaders and union staff who want to transform how members engage with their union and how their union engages with members. This course will train particpants on the three-step approach to effective member engagement (Go, Listen, Build) and connect it to a three-stip approach for building an active membership (one-on-one communication, taking action on worksite issues, and designing a strategy and plan to win). This training is particularly helpful for unions with upcoming contract negotiations, a backlog of unresolved grievances, a particularly disengaged membership, or a diverse membership that is not reflected in local leadership. Each participant will leave the training with a worksite specific plan for creating an engaged and active membership as well as a series of measurable goals to evaluate outcomes. 

4. Leadership Essentials for Executive Members – This session is open to Labour Council Presidents in the Atlantic Region ONLY.  Who am I as a leader? As a president? Who are we as a labour council? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power in your labour council, create space for more members to get involved, and strengthen solidarity in the labour movement and in our communities.

Registration Fee:
$699 for single accommodations

$599 for shared accommodations
$999 for single accommodations plus spouse/guest (18+)
$299 for course & meals only (no accommodations)

Registration for our Canadian Labour Congress Atlantic Region courses include breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks, accommodations (except for $299 registration) and all course material. Participants with accommodations will have full access to the fitness center and pool at St. FX University for the duration of our event.

Delegates from Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Canadian Labour Congress – Atlantic Region is offering a LIMITED NUMBER of scholarships to eligible delegates from Newfoundland and Labrador.  Preference will be given to a member that is part of a smaller local. Please complete the application and return it on or before May 3, 2019 at 5:00pm AST.  To apply, 
click here A selection committee will review each essay and determine the successful delegates.  Winners will be contacted by email before May 17, 2019. Application form is also available on the registration website.  

Schedule for the Week: On-site registration will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday June 22, 2019 followed by an evening plenary session at 7:00 p.m.. The keynote address will be announced at a later date! Courses will begin the next morning (on Sunday June 23th) and will run until 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Wednesday, June 26th.

Registration Deadline:  May 31, 2019 at 5 p.m. AST
To change or cancel a registration after it has been submitted you must contact the Atlantic Regional Office at atlantic@clc-ctc.ca.  There will be a $200 cancellation fee for any registrations cancelled on or after May 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. AST.  Cancellations made on or before May 31, 2019 at 4:59 p.m. AST will receive a full refund.

Courses

Domestic Violence at Work

This course will help shop stewards, health and safety representatives and other union representatives gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence at work and the role of the union and employer in addressing it. Participants will learn ways to best support members who may be experiencing domestic violence, including how to recognize and respond to the warning…

Facing Management Effectively

Effectively examines the economic, political and social forces at play between union and management. Participants can expect participation, interaction and roleplays along with practical skills and tools for com-munication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.

Leadership Essentials for Executive Members

This session is open to Labour Council Presidents in the Atlantic Region ONLY.  Who am I as a leader? As a president? Who are we as a labour council? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power in your labour council, create space for more members to get…

Parliamentary Procedure – Running an Effective Meeting

This course will cover how to run a meeting effectively, the duties of a chairperson and secretary, and how the rules of order can provide a democratic and fair process to get the business of the union accomplished.