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Staff Rep Training - October 7

Surrey Teachers' Association

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 from 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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STA Staff Rep Training
8:45 am – 2:45 pm
STA Office - #201, 9030 King George Boulevard, Surrey
(Lunch provided)

Are you a new staff rep?
Please sign up for our rookie Staff Rep workshop, The Role and Function of the Staff Rep on September 30th!

Our fall training opportunity is going to be slightly different. With many newer staff reps as well as many experienced ones, the STA is offering two choices for training this year. Please select the one workshop that best fits your needs.

Advanced Advocacy Skills for Staff Reps  #1  -  Dates Oct. 6, 7, 8
Staff representatives will develop the skills and knowledge needed to:

  • Advocate assertively for teacher rights in meetings with administrators and parents.
  • Participate and run a union meeting using BCTF Rules of Order.
  • Detect the “runaround” and learn how to practice zero tolerance for obfuscation.
  • Practise newly acquired skills through role play and local scenarios.


Advanced Advocacy Skills for Staff Reps  #2  -  Dates Oct. 13, 14, 15

This workshop is a follow-up to Advanced Advocacy Skills (Part 1).  It focuses on the needs of the local and clauses from the collective agreement which are of concern to the local.  The clauses address issues that a staff rep may have to deal with at the school level in an informal meeting with administration or a step one grievance meeting.  Four scenarios are examined from a clear case of contract violation to more nebulous ones.

Agenda to include:

  • One of the Advanced advocacy workshops
  • Executive committee updates:

-new curriculum
-pensions survey
-the election

  • School concerns Q & A

Leave of Absence information:

Leave type: STA Business, Article G.21.7.gii
Leave: with pay
Cost of TOC: to be borne by STA
Attention: Gioia Breda

If a staff representative knows in advance that they will not be attending training, another member from their staff may be chosen by the staff to represent them at training.

Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and other scented products at all STA events.


Have questions about Staff Rep Training - October 7? Contact Surrey Teachers' Association

When & Where

#201, 9030 King George Boulevard
Surrey Teachers' Association
Surrey, BC V3V 7Y3

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 from 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Surrey Teachers' Association

The Surrey Teachers' Association has been in existence since 1941 and is a union of professionals representing approximately 5000 public school teachers in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.  All public school teachers in Surrey belong to the BCTF (British Columbia Teachers’ Federation) and their local teachers’ association.

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