2022 WORKSHOPS

Leading in a Unionized Workplace

DESCRIPTION

Our institutions are unionized workplaces. This leadership workshop has a post-secondary focus and provides practical guidance on how to address common people issues appropriately within the union-management context. Participants practice communication skills to set expectations, address workplace issues in a manner that leads to positive outcomes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This workshop uses discussion, tabletop scenarios and role play to:

  • Formulate positive approaches to common people issues
  • Prepare for difficult conversations
  • Build on your capacity to interpret the collective agreement
  • Anticipate and minimize conflict with the union representatives

Cohort #1

Format: In-Person

Date: October 13, 2022

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

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PST

Lunch: Provided

Facilitator(s): Twyla Hurley

Cohort #2

Format: Online – Zoom Platform

Date: November 14, 21, and 28, 2022

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am PST

Cost: Included in PSEA Membership

Facilitator(s): Chris Rawson and Linda Heska

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Twyla Hurley

Twyla is PSEA’s Executive Director of Training. She is currently responsible for creating and implementing learning and development opportunities services for our members. Twyla has over 25 years of leadership, labour relations and consulting experience in the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience in preparing bargaining strategies and acting as a spokesperson for the employer. Twyla holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Business Administration.

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Chris Rawson

Chris is a senior labour relations and human resources professional with over 35 years of experience in both public and private sector settings providing strategic direction, achieving organizational objectives, and negotiating collective agreements. She has unique experience representing employers and unionized employees and acting as a negotiator on a sectoral basis for PSEA.

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Linda Heska

Linda is a consultant, human resources professional, and a labour relations specialist. Linda has over thirty years of H.R. experience with twenty-plus years of leadership experience, primarily in unionized environments within the public sector.

A particular area of Linda’s expertise is grievance management, collective bargaining and labour management relations.

Linda holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Management Certificate, maj. Human Resources, from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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