Contract Language and Interpretation (Level 1)


During this workshop, you will learn about contract language and interpretation basics. Participants will develop an understanding of the five steps to contract interpretation and how they apply them in different scenarios. In addition to the workshop, participants receive a toolkit to assist with key terms, concepts, principles, and additional resources.


  • Understand key terms and principles for contract interpretation
  • Explore the meaning and purpose behind each of the Five Steps to Contract Interpretation:
    • Language
    • Bargaining History
    • Past Practice
    • Law
    • Analysis and Summary
  • Practice how to approach and navigate contract interpretation situations that come up in day-to-day work

Cohort #1

Format: In-Person

Date: March 2023; dates TBD

Location: PSEA Office, 3rd floor, 2889 East 12th Ave, Vancouver

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PST

Lunch: Provided

Cost: Included in PSEA Membership

Facilitator(s): TBD

Cohort #2

Format: Online – Zoom Platform

Date: April 2023; dates TBD

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am PST

Cost: Included in PSEA Membership

Facilitator(s): TBD