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2020 Pacific Winter School Week 1

2020 Pacific Winter School Week 1

To Register:

1. Login to site with your username and password. 
2. Click Register Myself or Register Someone Else.
3. Select the type of accommodation, Single for a room by yourself or with guests and/or child(ren). Shared if you are going to room with another participant at the school, (no guests or children).
3. Under the program section, make sure to choose Special NeedsChildcare, Bus and/or Guest if required.
4. Scroll down to your course and select Add next to your course. 
5. Once completed proceed to the check out. Choose payment method Pay now (by credit card) or Pay later (by cheque). Then confirm your purchase by clicking Submit Order
6. A confirmation email will be sent to the email you specified.

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

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When
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
Where
Harrison Hot Springs Resort 100 Esplanade Ave Harrison Hot Springs V0M 1K0 CANADA

Program

   
 
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!
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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 to be, a priority for many organizations, we cannot afford to allow the situation to continue. Workplace stress, bullying, harassment, and violence are increasingly the predominant issue for Canadians. Awareness of the staggering economic cost of workplace stress and related issues ($51 billion annually) grows steadily. Research also points to stress as a contributing factor in actual workplace accidents, injuries, and violence, making it a major factor in OH&S. This course looks at all of the various workplace psychosocial factors and works on developing and implementing an effective plan that will improve the psychological health and safety of a workplace. The course examines strategies that eliminate, minimize, and accommodate psychological health issues. Prerequisite: Health & Safety Level 1 recommended
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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 members and local union officers. You may want to bring a calculator for this course.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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 - understanding issues, developing strategies, finding and presenting facts and argument, finding areas of agreement, building solutions, implementing and maintaining solutions. Participants can expect lots of participation, interaction, and role-plays along with practical skills and tools for communication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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. The philosophy behind MHFA is that a mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If a crisis does arise, an MHFA trained person in the workplace can take action that may reduce the harm that could result. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. This course is ideal for union stewards or representatives, joint health and safety committee members, business representatives, local staff, first aid attendants, or anyone that wishes to increase their skills to support their fellow members.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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 at convention, debates, and impromptu gatherings.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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 in a conflict to identify shared interests. Participants will learn how to use those shared interests to help people involved in a conflict find solutions and turn the conflict and shared interests into union activism.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

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.
Category
course
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

Free child care is available for children of eligible delegates. An eligible delegate is a single parent, a parent NOT accompanied by a spouse/companion, or where BOTH parents are delegates. Delegates requiring child care must pre-register. The ECE's are hired based on need. Please let us know 14 days in advance of your attendance at Winter School if you no longer require child care otherwise there will be $150.00 cancellation fee.
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

Make this selection if you have any accessibility, dietary or material needs. There is space in the registration questions area to list your needs.
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

There is no charge to bring a spouse/guest. The cost for the weekly meal plan is $415.62, the meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Copper Room with CLC delegates. Registered participants must be in single accommodations. Guests can be registered on-line, however they must register and pay at the hotel front desk.
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

There is no charge for a guest to stay with a registered participant at Winter School. The registered participant must be in single accommodations. Guests can be registered on-line, however, the guest must register at the front desk to receive room keys. Guests will not receive badges and Copper Room meals are NOT included with this option, guest will have to make alternate meal arrangements.
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

Departure Times: Sunday: Pacific Central Station (1150 Station St., Vancouver) 12:30; 100 Woolridge Street, Coquitlam (near IKEA) 13:30; Guildford Library (15105-105th Ave., Surrey) 14:00. Arrives in Harrison at approximately 15:30. All times are approximate. Be sure to arrive early, the bus does not wait. The bus is a Wilson's Transportation Ltd. charter and picks up from the lane outside the Vancouver station.
Time
1/12/2020 - 1/17/2020
1/12/2020

Friday: Departs Harrison Hot Springs Resort at 12:00pm. Arrives: Guildford Library 13:30; 100 Woolridge St. Coquitlam (near IKEA) 14:00; Vancouver Airport 15:00 for flights departing after 17:00; Vancouver Depot 15:45
1/17/2020