Region 7 Leadership Conference

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Event Date

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:30pm

The Executive Board Members and staff of OPSEU Region 7 are pleased to present the 2018 Leadership Conference, January 11-14 at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay.

All local presidents and LEC members are invited to attend. This leadership conference is about building your leadership skills and local representation abilities and preparing for your full participation at our next annual Convention and beyond. We are also aiming to talk about local-building and building our leadership base for the future of the region.

We are asking local presidents to attend and also recruit another member from your local who is interested in moving the union forward. If local presidents are unable to attend, please invite an alternate. Composite locals are asked to select a member (or unit steward) from each of the units who is interested in becoming more involved in our union.

The conference will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 with an evening meet-and-greet, awards presentation, and dinner. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida will attend.

Beginning on Friday, January 12, participants will take part in an educational and informative series of workshops and discussions focusing on subjects like crafting and submitting resolutions and motions; understanding constitutional requirements and submitting constitutional amendments; and understanding and using Robert’s Rules of Order.

Wages, travel and accommodations will be covered for the event as per the regional education policy. Please contact Carl Thibodeau, Region 7 Regional Vice-President, at 1-807-629-8667 or via e-mail at with any questions.