Due to popular
demand, OPSEU will be holding two Orientations for Local Presidents
in March 2013.
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 strategize on building an
involved membership through steward development and contract
enforcement with a focus on health and safety and equity as everyday
focuses on mobilizing the local through effective communication,
inclusive leadership, creating local by-laws and developing a
strategic approach to employer tactics. We explore practical
leadership responses to everyday situations through group work and
interaction with other local presidents.
21, 2013, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
22, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
25, 2013, 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
26, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lesmill Road, OPSEU Head Office, Toronto.
Who can take the
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.
application form below and submit by Friday, January 25, 2013,
3:00 p.m. Any applications received after this time will not be
considered for the March 2013 orientations.
You can email
or fax the completed application form to the attention of the
Training and Development Unit at
email@example.com, or (416) 443-0180. If you have
any questions or need more information, you can call Michelle
Langlois at 1-800-268-7376 or 416-443-8888, ext. 8299.
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.
If the March dates
don’t work for you
If the dates
listed are not convenient for you, there will be other Orientations
for Local Presidents this year. 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.
We have made
it easier to send your application by e-mail!
You can type your information into the application form, save it,
and send it by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive e-mail
confirmation within 2 working days that it has been received, OR by
the end of the day on the deadline date, please call the Training
and Development Unit at 1-800-268-7376 ext. 8299.
If you are
faxing your application:
Please call or e-mail the Training and Development Unit (email@example.com,
or 1-800-268-7376 ext. 8299) after faxing to ensure that we have