Trainings

Upcoming Trainings

Thursday, October 1st - 6-7pm - Digital Communications Best Practices
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  • Join Oregon AFSCME Communications Director David Kreisman as he walks through best practices for reaching audiences using social media. In this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, we're reliant now more than ever on digital communications and social media.
  • David will focus on best practices for Facebook, Instagram, and text messaging, and take your questions.

Tuesday, October 6th - 12-1pm - Steward Training for Knowing Your Contract
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  • 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

Tuesday, October 6th - 6-7:30pm - Introductory Steward Training
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  • This is a 90-minute introductory course to knowing your contract, investigatory meetings, and filing grievances.  After the training, we'll be checking in with participants to answer questions, providing a toolkit, and providing opportunities for follow up training.

Tuesday, October 13th/14th/15th - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Health and Safety Committee Training
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Note: This is a three-part training with sessions held October 13th, October 14th and October 15th from 5:30-7:30pm

The training program is for AFSCME member health and safety committee members to help strengthen health and safety committees and ensure implementation and follow-through by developing an action plan. This program includes training on hazard identification techniques and control measures (hierarchy of controls) to effectively identify health and safety issues and improve the culture of safety.

Developing an Effective Committee:

  • Reviewing the operations, duties and roles of a Health & Safety Committee
  • Review needed Committee members training
  • Ensuring effective meetings

Conducting Effective Hazard Assessments:

  • Tips for identifying hazards and implementing control measures
  • Small group analysis to identify effective tools

Developing an Action Plan:

  • Transforming actions into SMART goals
  • Prioritizing steps and scheduling action over the coming year

Wednesday, October 14th - 12-1pm - Steward Training: FMLA and ADA Overview
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A training, led by local labor attorney Noah Warman, for new and advanced stewards interested in learning more about the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We’ll also review how these policies relate to COVID.

Tuesday, October 20th - 6-7pm - Steward Training: Investigatory Meetings
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This is a follow up to the Virtual Introductory Steward Training.  In this next session we will review the role of a steward in investigatory meetings, review Weingarten Rights/Garrity Rights, cover best practices in an investigatory meeting, and practice example meetings.

Wednesday, October 21st - 12-2pm - Grievance Writing Workshop
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Walk through the elements of a strong grievance, and get step-by-step practice in the writing process. Bring your real life examples to the workshop - confidentially, of course! Limited to 12 participants - sign up soon!

Event Link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/grievance-writing-workshop/

Thursday, November 5th - 6-7pm - Steward Training: Filing A Grievance
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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

Wednesday, November 11th - 6-8pm - Grievance Writing Workshop
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Walk through the elements of a strong grievance, and get step-by-step practice in the writing process. Bring your real life examples to the workshop - confidentially, of course! Limited to 12 participants - sign up soon!

Wednesday, November 18th - 12-1pm - Steward Training: Labor Management Committees
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This training is for all members and stewards interested in learning more about how labor management committees function and what types of workplace issues they can address.

Thursday, November 19th - 6-7pm - Steward Training: Knowing Your Contract
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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 Workplace
  • Microaggressions in the Workplace