National Leadership Training 2017 – Agenda

Objectives: 

  1. To orient newly elected leaders to their roles and responsibilities and provide them the opportunity to deepen their understanding of PSAC decision-making structures and their own leadership styles
  2. To provide more experienced leaders with a chance to deepen their understanding of their roles, responsibilities and leadership styles as well as have an opportunity to share their experience/knowledge
  3. Through a series of workshops, to build the knowledge and skills of new and experienced leaders in the areas of:
    • Communicating with Members
    • Membership Engagement and Mobilization
    • Equity, Human Rights and Inclusion
    • Labour Relations Management (mental health)

Thursday, November 30

9:00 – 5:05

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30

  1. Indigenous Opening – Guest Albert Dumont
  2. Welcome and Training Overview
  3. Greetings from the National President
  4. Leadership in the PSAC: Voices of Experience
  5. Phoenix Panel and Discussion (optional lunch activity) – Panelists, Chris Aylward, Donna Lackie, Edith Bramwell and Howie West
  6. Plenary Workshop – Navigating Structures and Systems in the PSAC (part ll)
  7. Regional Leadership Caucuses
  8. Speaker; The Future of Unions: Remaining Relevant and Staying Strong – Gregor Murray
  9. Meet and Greet

Friday, December 1

9:00 – 5:30

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30

  1. Opening Mingle
  2. Panel – Negotiating Protections for Workplace Safety from Domestic Violence: How to Gain Member Support – Robyn Benson, Barb Byers, Tina Vincent.
  3. Workshops (a.m.)
  4. Workshops (p.m.)

 

Saturday, December 2

9:00 – 4:30

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30

  1. Opening Check-in
  2. Panel – Labour and the Broader Social Justice Movement – Deanna Ladd and (second panelist yet to be confirmed).
  3. Panel – Final Report of the TBS-PSAC Diversity and Inclusion Task Force – Sharon DeSousa, Seema Lamba, Michael Desautels
  4. Workshops (p.m.)
  5. Closing

Sunday, December 3

9:00 – 12:00

  1. Workshop – What’s Your Style? – Leadership and Teamwork
  2. Speaker – Leadership: The Big Picture - José La Luz
  3. Closing Session
  4. Indigenous Closing – Albert Dumont
November 16, 2017
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