Steward Intermediate is a two-day course designed to strengthen the ability of BCNU stewards to address issues in their workplaces and support BCNU members. This blended online course reinforces key issues in labour relations already covered in Steward Essentials, including progressive discipline, investigations, reading and interpreting collective agreements, and the grievance process. It covers additional principles by looking further into the need for grievance file management and the arbitration processes while introducing labour relations tenets. Stewards will also participate in practice sessions and be encouraged to integrate BCNU member advocacy services into their role, providing awareness in areas such as: OHS, the LEAP program, the Professional Responsibility process and Human Rights and Equity advocacy.
Two-day blended learning course.
Prior to taking this course you should:
- be designated as a BCNU steward.
- have taken the foundational steward training, currently - Steward Essentials Course.
To help facilitate the most effective learning, participants for this course are selected based on a combination of experience, previous courses taken and responses provided in their application.
Due to COVID-19, in-person sessions are postponed until further notice. BCNU continues to offer virtual education and workshops to members.