2021 CLC Pacific Region Virtual Winter School – Week 4

2021 CLC Pacific Region
Virtual Winter School
Week 4

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Monday, February 1, 2020 to Thursday, February 4, 2020

Virtually, through Zoom.

Registration for the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Virtual Winter School is now open and will remain open until January 1st, 2021.

The cost per course will be $250.

To change or cancel a registration after it has been submitted, you must contact the Pacific Regional Office at pacific@clcctc.ca

There is a scholarship available for Unions in the Community:

  • Information for the Community Savings Credit Union Scholarship may be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 CLC Pacific Region Virtual Winter School!

Courses offered in Week 4:

Labour Arbitration Level 1
This course is designed to introduce participants to the practical skills required to prepare and present a case at an arbitration hearing. Special emphasis is placed on evidence, examination and cross-examination, the opening statement and final argument. You will also discuss current trends and cases dealing with the arbitration process. This course would be useful for grievance committee members or chairpersons, or union staff or officers who have not yet had extensive experience with the arbitration process.

Return to Work (Duty to Accommodate)
Returning to work after injury or illness has always been a contentious and complicated issue for most workplaces and unions. This course will focus on a simple process to develop and implement a return to work plan that has a rehabilitative value with little or no disruption to either the operations of the workplace or the collective agreement. Participants will explore successful accommodation examples of occupational and non-occupational injuries/illness as well as mental health issues. The course has a simple and easy to understand analysis and interpretation of human rights obligations and particularly the duty to accommodate. Participants will be introduced to the new National Standard of Canada CSA Z1011:20 Work Disability Management System with discussion on how to use this tool. Canada is the first country to develop a national standard in this area.

Unions in the Community
This course provides training on community involvement, coalition building, and collaborative problem solving for social issues. Participants learn how to organize around and resolve community issues, while exploring the ways in which unions and other labour bodies can help build resilient and respectful communities. The tools provided help strengthen labour’s community presence and help labour activists develop new skills. This course is project-based. Learning from and working with provided tools, students will form a collaborative team to create a public-facing campaign that solves a community issue and leverages the unique skills and abilities of the labour movement to highlight the important role of unions in our community. This course is part of the United Way and CLC Labour Community Advocate Program. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

There is a scholarship available from Community Savings Credit Union for this course. Interested applicants should contact Community Savings or download the scholarship information package and application form from our website: http://canadianlabour.wpengine.com/labour-education.

Women in Leadership
This course offers union women an opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills and knowledge in a variety of current and emerging labour issues. A major component of this course will cover communication and motivational skills that are important for women activists.


Week 4 Registration