2019 Ontario Region Summer School

Courses

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…

Human Rights: An Introduction

This course is a good starting point for union activists & leaders looking to build their skills and perspectives to better engage and represent the diversity of their members. Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against people with disabilities are used to divide workers. Participants will focus on the role unions can play in advancing equity and changing how we…

Instructor Training – Level 1

Introduces participants to adult and popular education practices and facilitation techniques that focus on learning, action and inclusive movement building. Participants learn skills and knowledge required to facilitate short courses or workshops and adapt materials for a diversity of learning needs and styles.

Member Engagement-Member Action

Member Engagement – Member Action 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) and connect it to organizing approaches for building an…

Mental Health in the Workplace

This introductory survey course will help raise awareness for participants about mental health issues facing workers in today’s workplace. Activists will develop a range of strategies to specifically support, accommodate & represent members with mental health challenges at work. We will look at the myths around mental illness, challenging stigma and what role the union can play in making our…

Parliamentary Procedure and 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 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…

Prevention Link (ODRT): Level 4 – Return to Work

Pre-Requisite Level 1 and 2. Return to Work is an essential course for those assisting injured workers through a therapeutic work reintegration (WR). Learners will explore: the principles of good WR practices and the Duty to Accommodate. Barriers to successful WR will be discussed with a focus on attitudinal barriers and their elimination using the social model of disability and…

WHSC Level 1: Health & Safety

This program provides the skills to identify and assess workplace hazards based on key health and safety principles, providing participants with the information and skills required to strive for the prevention of workplace injury, illness and death. It is also the prerequisite to the Workers Health & Safety Centre Instructor Training program. **EXTRA COST $190.00