This two-day workshop provides an orientation for OPSEU local
presidents to their leadership roles within the union.
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
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
100 Lesmill Road, OPSEU Head
can take the course?
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
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.
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.