Focus on your facilitation skills at Train the Trainer 1
Monday, May 27th, 5:00 p.m. to Thursday, May 30th, 1:30 p.m.
Are you ready to learn new facilitation skills with other
participants who have demonstrated a commitment to using labour education as
part of their work as activists?
OPSEU’s Train the Trainer 1: Focus on Facilitation Skills
introduces participants to the theory and practice of activist education used at
OPSEU. Its focus is effective facilitation and co-facilitation, with an emphasis
on the delivery of OPSEU courses.
Participants will expand their methods and skills to:
introduce a variety of activities
build community and equity among participants
take up small group work
lead large group discussions
address common conflicts and tensions
develop action emerging from union education
How do members apply?
Complete the application form and send it to the Training and
Development Unit either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or fax to 416-443-0180.
Applications are due on Monday,
February 25, 2013, by 3:00 p.m.
On your questionnaire, you must demonstrate support from a
Board Member in your region.
The day after the application deadline, the list of
applicants from your region will be sent to your Regional Vice President (RVP)
to review with the other two board members. Each RVP will choose one
participant from their region, with one or two back-up names should the
first person be unavailable or additional seats become available. The RVPs
will send their decisions to the Training and Development Unit. RVPs make their decisions based on the selection criteria below.
The Training and Development Unit will compile this list and
send it to the President’s Office for final approval.
Each approved applicant receives a formal invitation to
attend from the President’s 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 email@example.com.
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 after
faxing to ensure that it has been received:
1-800-268-7376 ext. 8299.
Applicant Selection Criteria
As far as possible, we encourage participation in Train the
Trainer programs from OPSEU members who:
Can demonstrate interest and involvement in union education
and facilitation, or similar work in their community
Can identify how they will apply the training (not just in
OPSEU regional education, but also in work with locals, sectors, committees,
Play leadership roles (i.e. stewards, OPSEU committees – all
these roles require process skills in bringing people together, running
By applying the above criteria, OPSEU hopes to identify and
select the best possible participants for this program – activists who can help
strengthen local, sectoral and regional education.
Each Train the Trainer program tries to ensure fair
representation by region, sector and equity-seeking groups such as women,
Aboriginal workers, racialized workers, workers with disabilities, LGBTTIQQ2S
workers, young workers and francophone workers.