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Short Member Education Courses (30 minutes to 3 hours)

Short Member Education Courses (30 minutes to 3 hours)

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An increasing number of locals are running short courses at noon hours, at meetings or special events to ensure wider access of education to members. These programs are taught at the Local level by members and by staff, usually in consultation with the Local Executive Committee.

We will be posting materials as they become available, under the following headings:

Bargaining

Everyday Negotiations: Preparing for Success (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Handout: Preparing for Negotiations Task Sheet
Handout: Negotiations Tip Sheet
Slide Show Presentation (PowerPoint)
YouTube Video: How to Negotiate Like a Pawn Star

Communication and Conflict Skills

Effective One on One Communications

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials

Public Speaking (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Handout: Five Magic Phrases Task Sheet
Handout: Public Speaking Tips
Slide Show Presentation (PowerPoint)

Dealing with the Employer

Making Sense of Attendance Management Programs

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials
Covers for printing
Handout: Scenarios
Handout: Quiz Answers
Facilitator Props
Slide Show Presentation (PowerPoint)
Evaluation form for participants

Challenging the Employer (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Handout: Deadly D’s
Handout: Tips for Facing Management
Slide Show Presentation (PowerPoint)

Equity and Human Rights

Challenging the Stigma: How to be an Ally to Sex Workers (3 hours)

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials
Facilitator Props: Flipchart headings
YouTube Video: 5 Tips for Being an Ally
YouTube Video: The New Era of Canadian Sex Work
YouTube Video: The Red Umbrella: Sex Work, Stigma and the Law

Accommodation (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials

An Introduction to Gender Identity and Expression (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials
Print as Handout: Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990

Health and Safety

Union Strategies to Take Action on Workplace Stress (3 hours)

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials
Facilitator Props
Handout: Survey Analysis
Slideshow Presentation (PowerPoint)
YouTube Video: Famous chocolate factory scene from I Love Lucy

Preventing Workplace Violence (3 hours)

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials
Print as Handout: Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990

Leadership Skills and Tools

Finding, Recruiting and Maintaining Leaders (3 hours)

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials
Handout: PowerTool Recruitment Supplement

Networking and Relationship Building (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Handout: Keeping in Touch Task Sheet
Handout: Relationship Building Tips
Slide Show Presentation (PowerPoint)

Time Management: Finding Time for the Important Things (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Handout: Pie of Life Task Sheet
Handout: Time Management Tips

Member Mobilization

Know Your Rights (Lunch and Learn)

Facilitator Notes
Participant Materials

Steward Roles and Tools