ONCORE Learning and Support provides learning opportunities for school districts that are challenging, informative and skills-enhancing.

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2023-2024 schedule

Webinar: Understanding the duty to accommodate (on-demand)

This 45-minute webinar will cover human rights concepts with a focus on the “duty to accommodate” and “undue hardship”; requirements under human rights law; and the role and responsibilities that employers, unions and employees have in connection with workplace accommodation.

When: On-demand (45 mins)
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

Webinar: Understanding the grievance procedure (on-demand)

Understanding and effectively using the grievance process to resolve disputes arising from administration/application of the collective agreement is crucial in unionized workplaces.

When: On-demand – (45 mins)
Where: Password will be provided upon registration
Cost: $50 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

Public Education Collective Bargaining Academy

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.

Vancouver March 4 – 6, 2024
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 W. Hasting Street, Vancouver
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Victoria March 25-27, 2024
Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal Street, Victoria
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Prince George May 8-10, 2024
Coast Prince George Hotel
770 Brunswick Street, Prince George
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Richmond May 29-31, 2024
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway, 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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Investigating employee misconduct

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: April 8 & 9, 2024 (online)
Where: By Zoom – link to be provided prior to the workshop
Cost: $454.25 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now – April 8 & 9, 2024

Foundations of diversity, equity and inclusion

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.

When: April 4, 2024 -12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (online)
Where: By Zoom – link to be provided prior to the workshop
Cost: $175 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now for April 4, 2024

Webinar: Navigating the updated refusal of unsafe work process

In August 2022, new requirements came into effect in the refusal of unsafe work section of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. In this webinar, we will discuss the changes as well as strategies and tools that employers can use to navigate the new requirements.

When: TBD (9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.)
Where: Via Zoom (Zoom link will be provided prior to the webinar)
Cost: $75 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now

Investigating allegations of harassment: 

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: April 22 & 23, 2024 (In-person)
Where: BC Public School Employers’ Association
300 – 2889 E. 12 Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5M 4T5
Cost: $575.00 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register for April 22 & 23, 2024

Facilitating difficult conversations

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

When: May 3, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (online)
Where: By Zoom – link to provided prior to workshop
Cost: $250.00 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now – May 3, 2024

Webinar: Productive workplace interactions

Explore the concepts and skills of collaborative conflict-resolution.

When: April 10, 2024 (9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.)
Where: Via Zoom – link will be provided prior to the webinar
Cost: $75 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now – April 10, 2024

Grievances, Disputes and the Collective Agreement:

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: May 16-17, 2024 (in-person)
Where: BC Public School Employers’ Association
300 – 2889 E. 12 Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5M 4T5
Cost: $454.25 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now – May 16 – 17, 2024

Professional Boundaries in K-12: 

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: May 27, 2024 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (online)
Where: By Zoom – link to be provided prior to the session
Cost: $175 + GST (per person)
Registration: Register now – May 27, 2024

Making the right hire: 

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

When: June 7, 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 – June 7, 2024

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Verones, Events and Professional Learning Assistant at donnav@bcpsea.bc.ca.