Saturday, January 26, 2019 (All day)
There is still time to register for our upcoming Leadership Conference,
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville.
The live registration link is: http://www.cvent.com/d/gb
We've received a few reports that some had difficulties with the online registration process. I believe they have all been addressed and rectified. If you do experience a problem, please contact the Regional Office and we'll make sure your local is taken care of.
Workshops being offered-
Union Representative: This workshop is intended for all union representatives, from the newly elected to the seasoned representative. While the workshop will focus on skills and knowledge needed for building reps to better represent their constituents, it will also go beyond fundamentals of the role to also discuss community involvement, member engagement and building loyalty within your local. Participants should bring a copy of their contract
Grievance Processing: The Grievance workshop is designed to enhance union officer's and/or representative's skills in processing grievances. The workshop will focus on ways to properly acknowledge contractual issues, communicate with administration and members, procure information to establish a potential claim and increase the ability to distinguish grievances from other types of issues including improper/unfair labor practices. Special emphasis will be on increasing members' awareness of their collective bargaining agreement, the value of union representation and how to instill this value in our members.
Participants should bring a copy of their contract.
SRP Training: Trauma Awareness in Education & Workplace Violence: This two part workshop will provide participants with 3 hours of CTLE Credit through NYSUT's ELT program. Part One will explore the prevalence and characteristics of trauma in our student population and how to work with traumatized students in a proactive way. Part Two will begin with a study of school/workplace violence and then examine practical strategies and data the union can use to engage members in reducing workplace violence.
Your Union as a Force for Change!: After many years of battles involving the tax cap, high stakes testing, the constitutional convention and anti-union Supreme Court decisions, what is next for us as members, leaders and unionists? This workshop will explore how our unions can be a force for positive change in our school-communities, in our fight for new contracts and for issues that are important to members.
This workshop is intended for local presidents, as well as any other natural leaders/activists within a local who would play a role in the projects/efforts being discussed. Group discussions and brainstorming will be elements of this workshop.