OPSEU/SEFPO Region 3, is offering the following Educational:
Dealing with Workplace Conflict
Every day, in our lives, we have to deal with situations of conflict. It may be with our family, our work
colleagues, our friends, our peers, or our supervisors. In this 1 ½ day course we will define and
analyse conflict and look at the range of processes aimed at alleviating or eliminating sources of
There are many tools available to persons in conflict. How and when they are used depends on
several factors that will be perused. We will also look at mediation and its role in conflict resolution.
Duty to Accommodate: A Tool for Inclusive Workplaces
Provincial legislation and existing case law require employers and unions to provide accommodation
short of undue hardship.
This interactive course examines the roles and responsibilities of the employer, the union, and the
member in accommodating members with disabilities and all other protected groups under the
Ontario Human Rights Code. It builds activists’ skills to support members requiring an
accommodation, and to deal with employer resistance to accommodation in the workplace.
Mental Health: Challenging Stigma in the Workplace
As workers and labour activists, we are faced with economic, social, and political changes in our
workplaces that impact our mental wellbeing on a daily basis. We all respond differently to situations
that impact our lives and subsequently, our mental health.
This introductory course explores mental health, mental health concerns, and stigma in the
workplace. Some of the topics covered in this course include: demystifying mental health; individual,
union, and employer responsibilities; member-to-member issues; and some strategies to challenge
stigma and build inclusion.
Workplace Surveillance: Know Your Rights
Develop an understanding of workers’ rights regarding workplace surveillance so that you can be
informed, strategic, and proactive in a technologically changing workplace. Through shared
experiences, hands-on mapping of your workplace surveillance systems, insights into the future of
work, and an exploration of case studies, you will return to your local with tools, tips, best practices,
sample contract language and more.
Completed application forms must be emailed to email@example.com by:
Monday March 28, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m.