Steward Advanced

Steward Advanced is a blended learning course comprised of weekly online learning activities and four live sessions scheduled over a two-month period.

This course is facilitated by BCNU education officers and builds on labour relations concepts, communication practices, and leadership theory introduced in Steward Essential and Intermediate courses.

BCNU labour relations officers mentor participants on their steward practice while participants mentor a new steward. This process helps advanced learners to reflect on their current skills and abilities. Participants are also asked to set personal goals for strengthening their skill set.

Course Format: 

Blended Learning: Weekly online learning activities, three virtual live sessions and one in-person live session.

Course Requirements

Participants must currently be registered as an active steward having completed::

  • Building Union Strength workshop
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Steward Essentials
  • Steward Intermediate

Space is limited. Participants are selected in order of application combined with their experience and previous education.

Steward Advanced is part of the BCNU Steward Education Programwhich starts with the Building Union Strength workshop, is followed by three sequential labour relations courses (Steward Essentials/Steward Intermediate/Steward Advanced), and one communication course (Crucial Conversations). After completing Steward Advanced, learners will receive a course certificate and a program completion certificate.

Salary Reimbursement

Please apply to your employer for union leave to receive salary reimbursement for this course after your application for the course has been approved using the Union Leave Request form on the BCNU website. Learn more about How to submit your Member Expense Form for salary reimbursement.

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UPDATED: July 11, 2024
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