Fall 2007 Steward Training Level 1 - Make your HSA team the best it can be!

Stewards play a vital role in the union.  Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure.  In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall:

Dates:  October 29, 30 & 31, 2007
Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

The focus of this training session is for new, inexperienced HSA chief, assistant or general stewards who have received no previous training from HSA.  Enrolment is limited, so experienced stewards who have attended previous workshops may only attend if there is space in the workshop.

The workshop will familiarize new stewards with the structure of HSA and promote skills to enable stewards to function confidently in their role.  Workshop content includes:

• how HSA works as a union
• role of the steward
• advocacy skills
• leadership skills
• contract interpretation
• grievance handling

Deadline for Registration:  Friday, October 5, 2007

Eligible stewards should complete the attached pre-registration form and return it to the HSA office (Attention:  Leila Lolua) as soon as possible or by the deadline above.  HSA will call you to confirm your registration.  Advance reading material will be sent out, so please mail or fax in the registration forms as soon as possible. 

Education Fax:  (604) 419-5195 for Vancouver area, or 1-800-663-6119 for out-of-town.

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