2020 Pacific Region Winter School Week 1

2020 CLC Pacific Region
Winter School Week 1

Date:
Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 03:00 to Friday, January 17, 2020 – 03:00

Address:
Harrison Hot Springs
100 Esplanade Avenue
Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0

Registration for the 2020 Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School is now open and will remain open until December 12th, 2019.

The cost for shared accommodation will be $1025.00, and the cost for single accommodation will be $1,345.00.

If you are bringing a guest who would like to purchase a meal plan, you may do so for $415.62 for the whole week, or $83.13 for a single day, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Air Canada event code for week 1: AXN28B41. Please note, each week has a different event code.

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

Bus Schedule Student Guide   Brochure

There are three scholarships available for the 2020 Pacific Region Winter School:

  • Information for the Frank Wall Scholarship may be found here.
  • Information for the Community Savings scholarship may be found here.
  • Information for the Donna Sheaves Memorial Scholarship may be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 CLC Pacific Region Winter School!

Courses

BCGEU: Organizing Academy

After our successful launch at the 2019 CLC Winter School, the 2020 BCGEU Organizing Academy will bring together workplace-based teams of stewards, activists, and staff to develop comprehensive internal organizing plans. Part rigorous boot camp, part experiential workshop, the Organizing Academy is a deep dive into the practical skills and methods of building worker power!

Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Current research confirms that mental health issues are prevalent in B.C. workplaces. Workers who experience mental health issues face incredible challenges in the workplace. Many are misunderstood, stigmatized, and under-utilized. From an organizational effectiveness and sustainability perspective, this is a significant business issue and one that requires attention. In a world where shortages of critical skills are, and will continue…

Collective Bargaining Level 1

Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the bargaining process and the factors that affect collective bargaining. This course also introduces some of the laws and rules that structure the bargaining process and provides opportunities for hands-on practice and skills development in preparing for and negotiating parts of a collective agreement. Level 1 is aimed at new bargaining committee…

Facing Management Effectively

This course will look at economic, political, social forces at play between union and management. It will examine the roles and rights of each group and the different types of union/management relationships and styles. We will look at the power, bias, and privilege dynamics between union and management and how we can communicate effectively. We will focus on problem solving…

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…

Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA teaches mental health first aid skills. The course does not train people to be therapists, counsellors, or mental health professionals.…

Parliamentary Procedures & Public Speaking

This is a two-part course. Parliamentary Procedure covers 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. Public Speaking covers how to speak persuasively to various groups and how different formats are used to speak…

Steward Training Level 1

The steward is often the main point of contact between the union, its members, management, and the larger labour movement. This course builds the skills, confidence, and knowledge a steward needs to represent their members. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of their position as stewards, the handling of grievances and complaints, problem solving skills, protecting contractual provisions in…

Transforming Conflict into Union Activism

Transforming Conflict into Union Activism approaches conflict in a novel way. It recognizes that conflict isn’t always negative but that it is the outcome of the conflict that is negative or positive. The course will teach participants how to listen to people involved in a conflict, get to the root causes of a conflict, and how to coach people involved…

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.