Facing Management Effectively

November 12, 2024 at 9:30 AM -
November 13, 2024 at 4:00 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

IN PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre
2-Day Class
9.30am to 4.00pm

This course will look at economic, political, and social forces at play between union and management. It will examine the roles and rights of each group and the different types of union/management relationships and styles. We will look at power, bias, and the privilege dynamics between union and management and how we can communicate effectively. We will focus on problem solving – understanding issues, developing strategies, finding and presenting facts and argument, finding areas of agreement, building solutions, implementing and maintaining solutions. Participants can expect lots of participation, interaction, and role-plays along with practical skills and tools for communication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.

Facilitator: Stephen von Sychowski. VDLC
Stephen von Sychowski is the President of the Vancouver and District Labour Council. To fulfill his full-time role of VDLC President, Stephen is on leave from his position as Union Representative with MoveUP. He became a member of MoveUP in 2007 when he became employed by Coast Mountain Bus Company, and quickly became involved in the union as a Job Steward. In addition to his involvement with the VDLC and MoveUP, Stephen has also held several positions with the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress. He is a proud member of United Steelworkers Local 2009, and associate member of MoveUP.