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WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS SERIES ONE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM
1.1 JOB ACTION - BASIC VINEYARD 1/2
1.2 TSILHQOT’IN ABORIGINAL TITLE CASE VINEYARD 3
1.3 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE ACADEMY VINEYARD 4
1.4 INTERNET SAFETY: THE CHOICE IS YOURS HORIZON SOUTH
1.5 STORYTELLING FOR CHANGE HORIZON NORTH
WORKSHOPS SERIES TWO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 3:15 PM TO 4:45 PM
2.1 SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING: TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
VINEYARD 1/2
2.2 FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE PRESERVATION
VINEYARD 3
2.3 WOMEN’S RIGHTS, WORKERS’ RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS
VINEYARD 4
2.4 CYBERBULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE
HORIZON SOUTH
2.5 USING NATIONBUILDER TO RUN A MICRO-CAMPAIGN
HORIZON NORTH
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WORKSHOPS
SERIES ONE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM
1.1 JOB ACTION – BASIC* Vineyard 1/2
In this workshop, participants will review the legal and strategic issues that need to be addressed
when preparing for job action.
Presenter: Leslie Burke-O’Flynn, Staff Representative, FPSE
Lesley Burke-O’Flynn spent her early career in the communications field and made a transition to labour
relations as an activist member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union in the 1980s. She has since
worked for over twenty years in labour relations for public sector unions, including the Service Employees’
International Union as business agent, and for the British Columbia Nurses’ Union as Servicing and
Negotiations Coordinator. At FPSE she is responsible for assisting member locals in grievance arbitration,
education and collective bargaining. Over the span of her career she has been a working mom, a partner, a
political campaign worker and a sometime singer.
* This workshop is eligible for the FPSE Labour Relations and Public Policy Advocacy Certificate.
1.2 TSILHQOT’IN ABORIGINAL TITLE CASE
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The Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal Title Case was a landmark decision in terms of Aboriginal rights and title.
Leo will discuss the implications of that decision for communities and for the province as a whole.
Presenter: Leo McGrady, QC, McGrady & Company is a prominent labour lawyer and FPSE’s longtime legal counsel.
1.3 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE ACADEMY: RECENT PATTERNS, SETTLEMENTS AND STRATEGIES
Vineyard 4
While recent settlements tend to reflect regional economic and political differences, certain overarching bargaining patterns are discernible, especially in regards to employers’ “austerity” and
“accountability” strategies that aim to drive down compensation and undermine academic rights.
Positively, associations have generally succeeded in turning back the concessionary demands,
especially in regards to those that threatened their institutions’ academic integrity. However,
salary settlements have trended on the low side and instances of government intervention have
increased as they try to achieve through legislation what they could not get at the table. Examples
of recent innovative agreements will also be reviewed.
Presenter: Jeff McKeil, Assistant Executive Director – Collective Bargaining, CAUT
As Assistant Executive Director in the collective bargaining unit with CAUT, Jeff provides tactical and strategic
advice to member associations on collective bargaining, policy and related labour relations issues. Jeff has
a Masters of Political Science and 20 years of labour relations experience in the post-secondary sector,
including as a Staff Representative with the FPSE prior to joining CAUT.
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1.4 INTERNET SAFETY: THE CHOICE IS YOURS
Horizon South
In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to ensure that they don’t end up in a
compromised position online. While there is information that the “tech savvy” person may
find useful, it is designed to be an easy-to-follow overview of social media and technological
developments that the novice computer user can also understand. The objective is to make the
participant more aware of the impact and risks of their digital social footprint. Topics include
Facebook, online dating, social bullying and ‘sextortion’.
Presenter: Constable Rae Lynn Downey, RCMP
Cst. Rae Lynn Downey is a fourteen-year member of the RCMP, who was recently transferred to Chilliwack
Detachment from the Comox Valley Detachment, where she created the protocols for a Domestic Violence
Section. Technological developments have had a huge impact on social relationships and have created a
broad range of new avenues to commit offences and, by extension, an entirely new evidentiary field. Cst.
Downey is trained to forensically examine computers and was pivotal in bringing the forensic examination of
cell phones to the detachment level in British Columbia.
1.5 STORYTELLING FOR CHANGE
Horizon North
Want to make change happen? You need to start with your story. Brands, causes, companies the ones who win are the ones telling the most compelling and vivid stories. Stories that people
can’t resist sharing, and the ones that they see themselves as part of. Stories shape the way we
understand the world and give us the tools and information to create our collective future.
This workshop will equip participants with the tools they need to identify the values and morals of
their story, find a voice, and get ready for taking their story public.
Presenter: Cam Dales, Founder and Director, Truthfool Communications
Cam Dales is the founder and director of Truthfool Communications and has been helping progressive
organizations, brands, and movements develop their stories since 2008. A co-founder of shd.ca (Shit Harper
Did), Cam has been trained in storytelling and community organizing through the Leading Change Network
under Marshall Ganz (Senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard University), and Truthfool facilitates the
Story Wars storytelling methodology in Canada with express permission from Story Wars author, Jonah Sachs
(“Winning The Story Wars” 2012 - Harvard Business Review Press).
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WORKSHOPS
SERIES TWO: WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 3:15 PM TO 4:45 PM
2.1 SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING: TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS Vineyard 1/2
This workshop will provide participants with a solid understanding of the variety of socially
responsible investing approaches that currently exist as well as an overview of the approach taken
by the College Pension Plan. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore and discuss
current issues in SRI including divestment from big oil and impact investing.
Presenter: Weldon Cowan, Staff Representative, FPSE
Weldon Cowan is a Staff Representative with FPSE. He is also the Vice Chair of both the College Pension
Board and the BC Pension Corporation Board of Directors. Weldon has been a pension trustee since 2005.
2.2 FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE PRESERVATION
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Open for Learning has many voices. FPSE’s provincial campaign is pressing governments at all
levels to embrace the diversity of languages in our province. Indigenous languages are part of that
diversity, and this workshop will explore the history and diversity of Aboriginal languages in BC.
Presenter: Pauline Terbasket, Executive Director, Okanagan Nation Alliance
Pauline Terbasket is a proud Syilx (Okanagan) woman and member of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band.
Ms. Terbasket has more than 25 years of experience working with a variety of First Nations organizations and
government, including the BC Native Women’s Society, the Ki-low-Na Friendship Society, and the First Peoples
Culture Foundation. She sat on the Okanagan College Board of Governors and served as a Band Councillor for
many years for the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. She is a strong advocate who works tirelessly to tackle
issues confronting the growth and wellness of indigenous citizens, who believes that the revitalization of
Indigenous cultures and language is critical to self-determination and survival of Indigenous peoples. Pauline
is a graduate of Trent University and has completed a diploma in Dialogue and Negotiations through Simon
Fraser University.
2.3 WOMEN’S RIGHTS, WORKERS’ RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS: SWEATSHOPS IN CENTRAL AMERICA
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What is it like to work in a sweatshop in Central America? What are the issues that the mainly
female workforce face? How do Free Trade Agreements and Canadian foreign policy affect these
workers? How are they organizing to improve working conditions, and how are FPSE members
supporting this work? These are questions we will explore as we learn about the organizations
CoDevelopment Canada and FPSE work with in Central America, and their vision for jobs, yes, but
with dignity.
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Presenter: Kathryn Janzen, Executive Director, CoDevelopment Canada
Kathryn has been working in international development for over 12 years in areas including health, human
rights, violence prevention and disaster risk reduction. She has extensive experience living and working in
Latin America including in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, where she worked for various
organizations including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Canadian and Norwegian Red
Cross. In her most recent overseas position, Kathryn worked as the regional representative for the Canadian
Red Cross in the Middle East and North Africa, based in Lebanon. Kathryn joined CoDevelopment Canada as
Executive Director in July 2014.
2.4 CYBERBULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE
Horizon South
This is a facilitated discussion designed to identify issues faculty face in relation to cyberbullying
and a review of best practices for workers, supervisors and employers on how to address bullying
and harassment and the serious effects of this occupational health and safety issue on the
workplace. In this short workshop, participants will identify actions and resources needed to
support faculty in dealing with cyberbullying.
Presenter: Natasha Tony, Assistant Steward, IATSE 891
(courtesy of the BCFED Health & Safety Centre)
Natasha Tony has studied mediation and negotiation and has facilitated workshops on conflict resolution and
anti-discrimination, and bullying and harassment in the workplace. Natasha assisted in the development of
the BCFED’s Health and Safety Centre’s Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace course. This Occupational
Health & Safety course is offered to workers and management throughout British Columbia. Natasha works
as an Assistant Steward for IATSE Local 891 which represents workers in the motion picture industry and
specializes in conflict resolution and labour relations.
2.5 USING NATIONBUILDER TO RUN A MICRO-CAMPAIGN
Horizon North
You’ve seen Nationbuilder in action and you may have even used it to send an email or two. What
next? This workshop will take participants through the process of setting up a “micro-campaign”
using the Nationbuilder platform. Participants will learn how to identify their community, discover
what they want or need from that community/ways to connect with that community, how to make
a creative and effective ask, and how to follow up and bring new people on board.
Presenter: Cam Dales, Partner, Truthfool Communications,
Cam Dales is the founder and director of Truthfool Communications and has been helping progressive
organizations, brands, and movements develop their stories since 2008. A co-founder of shd.ca (Shit Harper
Did), Cam has been using the Nationbuilder platform to connect and grow communities online since 2011.
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