Orientation for Local Presidents

September 4, 2012

This two-day workshop provides an orientation for OPSEU local presidents to their leadership roles within the union.  
Day one helps local presidents navigate OPSEU’s organizational structure, systems and resources.  Local presidents will also focus on building an involved membership through their stewards, contract enforcement, bargaining contracts, and equity as an everyday local issue.
Day two focuses on mobilizing the local through health and safety, effective communication, inclusive leadership, effective local by-laws, and a strategic approach to employer tactics. We explore practical leadership responses to everyday situations through group work and interaction with the other local presidents.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m


100 Lesmill Road, OPSEU Head Office, Toronto.

Who can take the course?

All local presidents who have NOT taken the two-day Orientation for Local Presidents are eligible to participate. The workshop, with limited numbers, will ensure equitable participation from each region.

Applications are now closed.

The deadline for applications for the Local Presidents Orientation was Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:00 p.m.  There will be more sessions held in 2013.  Application information will be made available at that time.

You can also call your regional office for a copy of the New Presidents: Getting Started Toolkit. This is a practical resource designed to give new local presidents immediate support before they get to the Orientation for Local Presidents.  There is also a New Presidents: Getting Started 3 hour module, available through your staff rep and regional office.

Selection will ensure equitable representation by regions.  If there are more applications than available spaces, selection will be based on the order of date of election as president.


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