Trainings

Upcoming Trainings

  • All Members will need to have an email address and access to Zoom through a computer or your phone
  • Registration links for each training, please also provide a cell phone number and approve a text reminder

Tuesday, July 28 at 12PM (AFSCME International)
Best Practices for Designing and Facilitating Virtual Trainings
Today's global pandemic has created some unique challenges for facilitating face-to-face meetings and trainings. Created specifically for AFSCME council, local staff and member educators, this workshop will evaluate various tools and methods you can use during virtual trainings to increase interaction, engage your audience, and magnify content in an exciting way. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, July 30 at 12PM (AFSCME International)
How to Run an Effective Virtual Local Union Meeting
This webinar will guide AFSCME leaders through the tools needed to continue the vital work of your local union, and even increase member involvement in your local union during these uncertain times. Participants will learn the constitutional requirements for holding union meetings virtually, how to utilize a video conference platform, the best practices for virtually making and voting on motions, ensuring your meeting is secure, and more. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, July 21st - 6:30-7:30pm - Steward Training for Knowing Your Contract
REGISTER HERE - Knowing Your Contract

  • This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training.  In this next session we will cover:
  • Contract language common terms and definitions
  • Getting more familiar with your contract
  • Contract interpretation

Thursday, August 6th - 6:30-8pm - Introductory Steward Training
REGISTER HERE - Introductory Steward Training

  • An Introductory Course to knowing your contract, investigatory meetings, and filing grievances in 90 minutes.  After the training, we'll be checking in with participants to answer questions, providing a toolkit, and providing opportunities for follow up training.

Tuesday, August 18th - 12-1pm - Steward Training for Investigatory Meetings
REGISTER HERE - Investigatory Training
This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training.  In this next session we will cover:

  • Review the role of a steward in investigatory meeting 
  • Review Weingarten Rights/Garrity Rights
  • Best practices in an investigatory meeting and example meetings

Thursday, September 10th - 12-1pm - Steward Training for Filing a Grievance
REGISTER HERE - Filing a Grievance
This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training.  In this next session we will cover:

  • Deciding if you have a grievance
  • 5 Steps of grievance handling
  • Practice and gain skills in writing a grievance

Tuesday, September 22nd - 12-1pm - Steward Training for Knowing Your Contract
REGISTER HERE - Knowing Your Contract 

  • This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training.  In this next session we will cover:
  • Contract language common terms and definitions
  • Getting more familiar with your contract
  • Contract interpretation

Upcoming Summer Trainings

  • Bullying & Harassment Training
  • Discrimination in the Workpace
  • Microaggressions in the Workplace