The NSTU Leadership Skills Development Institute is the NSTU primary vehicle for providing focused leadership training for its members, developed in response to the changing needs of the organization as our demographic shifts from late to early career teachers.  Approximately 175 delegates partake in the training each year, participating in a choice of 20 different sessions.  The structure allows members to partake in sessions relative to their individual leadership requirements.

St. Francis Xavier University
August 12-14, 2014

The NSTU Leadership Skills Development Institute is scheduled for Aug. 12-14 at St. Francis Xavier University.  As was the case over the last few years, participants will be housed at Governor’s Hall and sessions will take place at the Millenium Centre.

Each local has eight spots to be filled by delegates approved by their Local President. Every Professional Association can send one delegate. Provincial Executive and RRC are also encouraged to attend.

The structure of Leadership remains a “curriculum based model” which allows members to select sessions which meet their individual leadership needs. This is a great opportunity for new members of your local executive, committees and school reps to participate in this skills development institute.  Please see attached agenda.

This year we will be introducing a Leadership Renewal Program for returning members that have completed the current 3-year program.  It would be comprised of information sessions related to current Union issues that would change from year to year.  Delegates would be part of a Local’s delegation of eight members and be limited to two per local.

Each Professional Association may send one delegate.  That delegate can attend the Renewal Program if they have completed the 3-year program or the association can send a new delegate to start the current program.

Registration fees

Locals/Professional Associations will be charged a fee based on the structure below for delegates attending the Leadership Skills Development Institute:

Locals/Professional Associations of 500 or larger $300/delegate
Locals/Professional Associations between 300-499 $200/delegate
Locals/Professional Associations less than 300 $100/delegate
RRC Executive (not members of Local Executive) $300/delegate
RRC/Local Treasurers no fees

Online registration will open Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
Click here to register.

Agenda

Click here to view a copy of the 2014 agenda.

Sessions

  1. Public Relations
  2. NSTU Structure and Roles and Responsibilities  
  3. Understanding and Working with Others
  4. Budgeting  
  5. Communicating Today & Tomorrow  
  6. Developing Resolutions  
  7. Group Process  
  8. Financial  
  9. Communication and the Political Process  
  10. Work Stoppages, Teachers Collective Bargaining Act  
  11. Parliamentary Procedure – Motions for Meetings  
  12. Leading as a Professional  
  13. Grievance Procedure  
  14. Running Effective Meetings  
  15. The Negotiation Process  
  16. Taxable Benefits  
  17. Navigating Technology within the Classroom and the Profession  
  18. Contractual and Legislative Framework of the NSTU  
  19. Employee/Member  
  20. Collaborative Professional Relationships
  21. Leadership Renewal Program

If you have any questions, please contact Gail Doucette:

by email gdoucette@staff.nstu.ca
by phone 477-5621 or toll free 1(800) 565-6788

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The NSTU Leadership Skills Development Institute is the NSTU primary vehicle for providing focused leadership training for its members, developed in response to the changing needs of the organization as our demographic shifts from late to early career teachers.  Approximately 175 delegates partake in the training each year, participating in a choice of 20 different sessions.  The structure allows members to partake in sessions relative to their individual leadership requirements.

St. Francis Xavier University
August 12-14, 2014

The NSTU Leadership Skills Development Institute is scheduled for Aug. 12-14 at St. Francis Xavier University.  As was the case over the last few years, participants will be housed at Governor’s Hall and sessions will take place at the Millenium Centre.

Each local has eight spots to be filled by delegates approved by their Local President. Every Professional Association can send one delegate. Provincial Executive and RRC are also encouraged to attend.

The structure of Leadership remains a “curriculum based model” which allows members to select sessions which meet their individual leadership needs. This is a great opportunity for new members of your local executive, committees and school reps to participate in this skills development institute.  Please see attached agenda.

This year we will be introducing a Leadership Renewal Program for returning members that have completed the current 3-year program.  It would be comprised of information sessions related to current Union issues that would change from year to year.  Delegates would be part of a Local’s delegation of eight members and be limited to two per local.

Each Professional Association may send one delegate.  That delegate can attend the Renewal Program if they have completed the 3-year program or the association can send a new delegate to start the current program.

Registration fees

Locals/Professional Associations will be charged a fee based on the structure below for delegates attending the Leadership Skills Development Institute:

Locals/Professional Associations of 500 or larger $300/delegate
Locals/Professional Associations between 300-499 $200/delegate
Locals/Professional Associations less than 300 $100/delegate
RRC Executive (not members of Local Executive) $300/delegate
RRC/Local Treasurers no fees

Online registration will open Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
Click here to register.

Agenda

Click here to view a copy of the 2014 agenda.

Sessions

  1. Public Relations
  2. NSTU Structure and Roles and Responsibilities  
  3. Understanding and Working with Others
  4. Budgeting  
  5. Communicating Today & Tomorrow  
  6. Developing Resolutions  
  7. Group Process  
  8. Financial  
  9. Communication and the Political Process  
  10. Work Stoppages, Teachers Collective Bargaining Act  
  11. Parliamentary Procedure – Motions for Meetings  
  12. Leading as a Professional  
  13. Grievance Procedure  
  14. Running Effective Meetings  
  15. The Negotiation Process  
  16. Taxable Benefits  
  17. Navigating Technology within the Classroom and the Profession  
  18. Contractual and Legislative Framework of the NSTU  
  19. Employee/Member  
  20. Collaborative Professional Relationships
  21. Leadership Renewal Program

If you have any questions, please contact Gail Doucette:

by email gdoucette@staff.nstu.ca
by phone 477-5621 or toll free 1(800) 565-6788


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