CLC/NBFL Atlantic Region Fall School

CLC/NBFL Atlantic Region Fall School

Labour education builds solidarity and knowledge. It teaches the skills unions need to represent their members and defend their rights using proven methods that allow adults of all backgrounds to learn. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the CLC/NBFL Atlantic Region Fall School is here to help your union succeed.

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022 to Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Location: Delta Hotel, 39 King Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 4W3

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Courses Offered

Engagement des membres – Action des membres Niveau 1 – Français
Ce cours est destiné aux délégués syndicaux, aux dirigeants syndicaux locaux et au personnel syndical qui veulent transformer la façon dont les membres s’engagent auprès de leurs syndicats et les syndicats auprès de leurs membres. Ce cours enseigne aux participantes et participants l’approche en trois étapes (Aller, écouter, bâtir) pour l’engagement efficace entre membres. Les participantes et participants acquièrent de nouvelles compétences et approches pour favoriser une stratégie inclusive d’engagement des membres.

Member Engagement – Member Action Level 1 – English
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 their members. This course will train participants on the three-step approach to effective member engagement (Go, Listen, Build). Participants will leave with new skills and approaches for building an inclusive member engagement strategy.

Steward Training Level I – English
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 the collective agreement and current issues for stewards.

Participants may choose from one of two programs:

1 – Steward Training Level 1
2 – Member Engagement/Member Action (French or English sessions)

Additionally, participants can sign up to the Action Network website workshop. (Labour Councils only)

Action Network Website Workshop (Labour council delegates only) (Bilingual)
This hands-on workshop will pair activists with web developers and digital organizers to set up their own Action Network website. These sessions are for labour council participants that have signed on, or plan to sign on, to the Congress’ free Action Network digital toolkit. (Participants in this workshop should bring a laptop.)

Registration Fee: $150.00 (Includes course material, meals and breaks)

Applications will be accepted from members of a union affiliated to the CLC. Applicants must have the approval of their union to enroll. Participant selection will be based on representation from each province and from different affiliates.

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been set aside at a special rate of $139/night+taxes. Rate is guaranteed until September 15. Reservations will be made by individual attendees directly with Delta Hotels Saint John or by phone at 506-648-1981 extension 502. (Please ensure to ask for NBFL and CLC Event to receive the negotiated room rate.)

For participants from Newfoundland and Labrador: There will be a limited number of $500 travel subsidies available. To be considered, you must complete and return this form.

Deadline to Register: Friday, September 9, 2022

Covid-19 Procedures and Requirements: Due to public health orders and to protect all participants, all School staff, facilitators and delegates must have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start of their course in order to participate in the 2022 Fall School. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of registration. Any person without such proof will not be allowed to attend the school and refunds will not be given for participants that do not meet the proof of vaccination requirement. All participants may be required to wear masks during the School.

If for any reason a participant is unable to attend, please inform the regional office by e-mail at no later than Friday, September 23, for a full refund. Registration fees for cancellations after September 23, will not be reimbursed.

Schedule for the Week: On-site registration opens at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2 followed by a panel discussion and social on Sunday evening. Courses will begin the next morning (on Monday, October 3) and will run until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4.

Please Note: There will be no meals offered Sunday evening.

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