2024-2025 schedule

Winter Session ONLINE courses Dates

 

Courses for Human Resources and Leadership:

The Collective Bargaining Academy is an intensive and highly interactive learning opportunity that occurs inside of a unique three-day format. The Academy covers all aspects of collective bargaining including a collective bargaining simulation. Registrants should be aware that the timing of some activities will take place outside of the normal workday. Please plan for accommodation with the hotel even if you live locally as some work into the late evenings will be required.

Richmond May 29-31, 2024
Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond
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Vancouver October 2-4, 2024
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
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Kelowna October 16-18, 2024
Coast Capri Hotel
1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna
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This interactive webinar outlines the important features of disability management within a workplace health promotion program.

When: On-demand
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50+ GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

 

This interactive webinar details what is needed for effective joint health and safety committees.

When: On-demand
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

This course will provide you with the concepts, skills and approaches needed to assist others to resolve and work more productively together.

When: TBC
Where: By Zoom – link to provided prior to workshop
Cost: $250.00 + GST (per person)
Registration: Not yet available

This half-day course is designed as a foundational DEI course for leaders to understand concepts of power, privilege and intersectionality, and how they impact the workplace. Upon completion of the course, you will develop a deeper understanding of implicit biases and their impacts in the workplace. This course will allow you to gain tools to mitigate the negative effects of unconscious biases in the workplace and to further understand how unconscious bias is part of larger DEI organizational work.

Activities include:

  • Decolonizing our bios
  • The wheel of power and privilege
  • Unpacking your invisible backpack
  • Macroaggressions: Themes and messages
When: TBC
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $175 + GST (per person)
Registration: Not yet available

This 1.5-day course offers a comprehensive and hands-on skills development approach to effective grievance handling. Focus is placed on learning how to interpret collective agreement language and prepare for and respond to grievances.

When: TBC
Where: BC Public School Employers’ Association 300 – 2889 E. 12 Avenue Vancouver, BC V5M 4T5
Cost: $454.25 + GST (per person)
Registration: TBC

This 2-day session approaches the investigation of harassment complaints from a number of perspectives – the employer’s responsibilities under the collective agreement, WorkSafeBC, and the BC Human Rights Code.

When: TBC
Where: Via Zoom – link to be provided
Cost: $575.00 + GST (per person)
Registration: TBC
This 1.5-day training session provides participants with an opportunity to work through a case study of moving through an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing.

When: TBC
Where: 300 – 2889 E. 12 Avenue Vancouver, BC V5M 4T5
Cost: $454.25 + GST (per person)
Registration: TBC

This interactive session will take you through the process of how to establish selection criteria to inform your interview and reference questions.

When: October 21, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (online)
Where: By Zoom – link to be provided prior to the workshop
Cost: $325.00 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now – October 21, 2024

This interactive webinar will highlight productive ways to address conflicts you may encounter in the workplace.

When: On-demand
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50+ GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

 

Navigating appropriate boundaries in K-12 can be complex and challenging. During this 4-hour workshop, we will assist managers to understand why reinforcing and maintaining boundaries are imperative to fostering a professional, healthy, and safe environment for all.

When: TBC
Where: By Zoom – link to be provided prior to the session
Cost: $175 + GST (per person)
Registration: TBC

Accommodation means doing our best to remove barriers so that all employees can fully participate in the workplace. This interactive webinar will explain some basic human rights concepts, with a particular focus on the duty to accommodate process.

When: On-demand
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

Accommodation means doing our best to remove barriers so that all employees can fully participate in the workplace. This interactive webinar will explain some basic human rights concepts, with a particular focus on the duty to accommodate process.

When: On-demand
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

This interactive webinar will detail how to manage the grievance process, including how to prepare to hear and respond to grievances.

When: On-demand
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

Courses for Teaching Staff

BC public school workplaces are committed to harassment prevention and non-sexist environments. Below is a free training course available to school district teaching staff.

The commitment for BC public school workplaces to have a non-sexist environment is addressed in Article E.1 of the Teacher Provincial Collective Agreement. Harassment is covered in depth in Article E.2 under the terms and conditions of the Teacher Provincial Collective Agreement.

This training supports these two commitments. The training is designed for school district’s to share with their employees.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ENGLISH ONLINE TRAINING

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Promotion d’un environnement non sexiste et prévention du harcèlement

L’engagement en faveur d’un environnement non-sexiste dans les lieux de travail des écoles publiques de la Colombie-Britannique est abordé dans l’article E.1 de la Convention Collective Provinciale des Enseignants.

Le harcèlement est traité en profondeur dans l’article E.2 dans le cadre des conditions générales de la Convention Collective Provinciale des Enseignants.

Cette formation soutient ces deux engagements. Elle est conçue pour être partagée par les conseils scolaires avec leur personnel.

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Courses for Support Staff

To log into this free course, staff will first need to create an account (using their school district email address) at: https://bcpsea.bc.ca/my-account-login/

Once staff have created their account, they will be able to access the course at: https://bcpsea.bc.ca/all-courses/

The Support Staff Education Committee (SSEC) is pleased to provide access to a free course called: Promoting a Non-sexist & Harassment-free Workplace. This 20-minute tutorial will provide participants with an orientation to what workplace harassment is and is not, including sexual harassment. Participants are presented with relevant workplace scenarios that may or may not constitute harassment to engage learning and ensure understanding.

The training is designed for school district’s to share with their employees.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ENGLISH ONLINE TRAINING

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Promotion d’un environnement non sexiste et prévention du harcèlement

Elle est conçue pour être partagée par les conseils scolaires avec leur personnel.

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Contact information

Sonia Lachar, Executive Director, 604 730 4523, sonial@bcpsea.bc.ca

Donna Verones, Events and Professional Learning Assistant, 604 730 4501, donnav@bcpsea.bc.ca

Jane Ma, Learning Specialist, 672 335 2503, janem@bcpsea.bc.ca

Cancellation and Refund Policy

BCPSEA reserves the right to cancel any seminar/workshop/academy for any reason on or before the specified cancellation date for each such event. BCPSEA will notify each registrant by e-mail. BCPSEA will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel or any other expenses incurred by the registrant on or before the specified cancellation date.

Cancellations by a registrant will be accepted in writing only to donnav@bcpsea.bc.ca. A full refund, minus a $25 administration fee (all fees in Canadian currency), will be issued for registrant cancellations received in writing prior to the specified cancellation date. If a registrant cannot attend, a substitution is permitted; BCPSEA must be advised of the substitution in writing to donnav@bcpsea.bc.ca in advance of the event.