While our in person Steward Council has been cancelled for 2020, the Regions have been encouraged to implement virtual and on-line activities that would replace elements of the Steward Council.
In the Prairie/NWT Region we will be offering 4 topics with multiple sessions during October and November via Zoom. Each session is 1 hour in length. These sessions are open to all stewards in the Region. All times are MST.
Registration is now open. Provide your full name, your member number, and your preferred email address. Space is limited in each session so please indicate which session you prefer and if you are available for other sessions. The Zoom link will be provided to your preferred email address when your registration is confirmed. Please notify us if you are unable to attend and need to cancel.
Topic #1 - Covid in the Workplace
Kris Hawkins, Manager, Prairie/NWT Region will open each session with what actions have been taken by PIPSC and some key information on COVID-19 and the workplace as we move forward. Kris was part of PIPSC Covid- 19 Rapid Response Team. PIPSC COVID-19 Rapid Response Team was created to facilitate top level consultation, delivery of crucial information, negotiation on issues of pressing need for our members and to ensure that we were proactive in reacting to the crisis situation as it unfolded. After the opening, we’ll be discussing key questions received from members since the onset of the pandemic.
Session #1 - Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00am
Session #2 - Tuesday, October 13 at 1:00pm
Session #3 - Thursday, October 15 at 10:00am
Session #4 - Thursday, October 15 at 1:00pm
Registration Deadline is Wednesday, October 7 at noon.
Please send any questions you would like answered during the sessions in advance by October 7.
Topic #2 – Covid and Accommodations
These sessions will focus on the accommodations that members may require due to Covid-19. The facilitators will be highlighting the difference between members’ rights and leaves used due to the unavailability of work or infrastructure.
Session #1 Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00am
Session #2 Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00pm
Session #3 Thursday, October 29 at 10:00am
Session #4 Thursday, October 29 at 1:00pm
Registration Deadline is Wednesday, October 21 at noon.
Please send any questions you would like answered during the sessions in advance by October 21.
Topic #3 - Staying Resilient in Extraordinary Times
In the face of COVID-19, all of us are experiencing an unprecedented test of our resiliency. Join leadership coach and consultant Christina Nikiforuk to learn how resiliency practices can help support you as a union steward.
Session #1 – Thursday, November 5 at 10:00am
Session #2 – Thursday, November 5 at 1:00pm
Registration deadline is Friday, October 30 at noon.
Topic #4 - Toolbox for Supporting Members during COVID
COVID-19 has changed the work routines of our members. Many departments and agencies have transitioned to a remote workforce. While there are many benefits, remote work has also created a significant impact to the human aspect of how we interact and communicate with others.
As stewards you are an important link to serving our members. Leadership coach and consultant, Christina Nikiforuk will discuss how as union leaders we can best support members working remotely.
Session #1 – Thursday, November 19 at 10:00am
Session #2 – Thursday, November 19 at 1:00pm
Registration deadline is Friday, November 13 at noon.
Attendance will be taken at each session and compensatory salary will be available for participants in accordance with the Policy on Financial Support for Member Participation.
After each topic, participant’s names will be placed into a draw for a special PIPSC 100th Anniversary gift basket, which includes a $100 Amazon Gift card.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director, Prairie/NWT Region