Prairie/NWT Regional Labour School 2018

May 10, 11 and 12

Matrix Hotel

Edmonton, Alberta

The Prairie/NWT Regional Training Committee is very pleased to announce the 2018 Regional Labour School, consisting of 3 full days of instruction.  Our training event will take place in Edmonton, from May 10 to 12 at the Matrix Hotel.  Stewards are asked to select either Module 1 or Module 2, which will run concurrently


Occupational Safety and Health

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • acquire a better understanding of your occupational health and
    safety role, particularly concerning your participation in an
    occupational safety and health committee;
  • improve your basic health and safety prevention knowledge,
    especially in the area of the rights and duties defined in Part II of the Canada Labour Code;
  • improve your ability to represent members in the workplace by
    putting into practice existing OSH mechanisms and recourse,
    including those set out in Part II of the Canada Labour Code
  • develop your analytical and intervention capabilities through critical
    thinking and pooling your respective experiences;
  • contribute to the development of a network of Institute health and safety representatives in your region.

Investigation Techniques

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • familiarize yourself with the role of the steward in the investigative process;
  • examine the basic concepts and practical considerations related to evidence;
  • identify foundations for successful investigation techniques;
  • develop the ability to collect and analyze evidence and to conduct investigations related to member cases;
  • improve communication skills for purposes of investigating, conducting interviews, and representing members.

Module 2

Performance Management

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • identify components of the Performance Management Program;
  • appreciate areas of concern around performance management;
  • develop and evaluate options for supporting members going through the performance management process;
  • appreciate the stewards’ role in supporting members and;
  • identify resources and services to assist members.

Managing Interpersonal Conflict

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to: 

  • appreciate the impact of individual conflict styles in groups;
  • identify the causes and cycle of conflict;
  • develop tools and communication methods for de-escalating interpersonal conflict;
  • appreciate the nature of triggers in generating conflict and;
  • develop interpersonal communication competencies necessary for building relationships and communicating across differences.

If you are interesting in attending, please complete the Application Form and return it to the PIPSC Edmonton Office on or before the deadline date of March 16, 2018.

Nancy McCune

Director, Prairie/NWT Region