Course Listings

A trained membership is an active membership and active members build a strong union. Find out more about PSAC BC’s union education program here.

Unionism on Turtle Island at the 2023 CLC Winter School

Harrison Hot Springs Resort, 100 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0

Sunday February 12, 2023 - Friday February 17, 2023

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The purpose of this course is to build meaningful, long-term relationships with Indigenous Peoples inside and outside of our workplaces, with the aim of supporting decolonization and increasing Indigenous Peoples’ representation at work and in the union. Please use the form at the bottom of the page to apply for this course, note the application…

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Virtual Talking Union Basics

Thursday February 16, 2023 - Saturday February 18, 2022

February 16 and 17, 9AM - 3PM - February 18 9AM - 2PM

This is the union’s key introductory course, held in a virtual setting.  If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, felt curious about Labour History, and wanted to know more about your rights, then Talking Union Basics (TUB) provides answers to these questions. The course also introduces…

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Public Speaking for Trade Unionists – Metro Vancouver

PSAC Vancouver Regional Office – 200, 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver

- March 11, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM

One of the biggest fears people have is speaking in public. As trade union activists you will have many opportunities to do so, especially as we approach our conventions. Learn how to do it effectively and with the minimum amount of anxiety. The course will provide you with some hints to help you overcome your…

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Convention Procedures – Abbotsford

Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre 36035 N. Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC, V3G 2C6

March 11, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM

By the end of the course, participants will understand the purpose of conventions, become familiar with convention procedures such as voting, elections, reports, etc., and become more skilled at using Rules of Order. We will examine the roles of convention committees, committee chairpersons, convention chairpersons, and gain some understanding of the dynamics of conventions. Apply…

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Convention Procedures – Metro

PSAC Vancouver Regional Office, 200 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver

March 12, 2023 - March 12, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM

By the end of the course, participants will understand the purpose of conventions, become familiar with convention procedures such as voting, elections, reports, etc., and become more skilled at using Rules of Order. We will examine the roles of convention committees, committee chairpersons, convention chairpersons, and gain some understanding of the dynamics of conventions. Apply…

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Convention Procedures – Vancouver Island

PSAC Victoria Regional Office

March 25, 2023 - March 25, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM

By the end of the course, participants will understand the purpose of conventions, become familiar with convention procedures such as voting, elections, reports, etc., and become more skilled at using Rules of Order. We will examine the roles of convention committees, committee chairpersons, convention chairpersons, and gain some understanding of the dynamics of conventions. Apply…

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Convention Procedures – Southern Interior

Delta Kamloops 540 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2

March 25, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM

By the end of the course, participants will understand the purpose of conventions, become familiar with convention procedures such as voting, elections, reports, etc., and become more skilled at using Rules of Order. We will examine the roles of convention committees, committee chairpersons, convention chairpersons, and gain some understanding of the dynamics of conventions. Apply…

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Convention Procedures – Northern BC

Coast Prince George 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC V2L 2C2

March 25, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM

By the end of the course, participants will understand the purpose of conventions, become familiar with convention procedures such as voting, elections, reports, etc., and become more skilled at using Rules of Order. We will examine the roles of convention committees, committee chairpersons, convention chairpersons, and gain some understanding of the dynamics of conventions. Apply…

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Grievance Handling – Metro Vancouver

PSAC Vancouver Regional Office – 200, 5238 Joyce Street

May 27, 2023 - May 28, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM both days

This training is a must for stewards and other workplace representatives, or members who want to use the acquired knowledge and skills to solve problems in the workplace. You will find out what the law says about grievances, grievors and their representatives, and the protections built in for those who choose to use the grievance…

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Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate – Southern Interior

City of Penticton – Community Centre (Room 4)

325 Power Street, Penticton, BC V2A 7K9

May 27, 2023

9AM - 4:30PM

This training is a must for Local Officers and other workplace representatives. You will learn what the law says about the Duty to Accommodate and how this law is applied in the workplace. These rights and our ability to enforce these rights have serious ramifications for the members, the union, and the employer. Apply for…

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