Successorship Planning for Unions

September 12, 2024 at
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
This is a virtual event

Zoom Video Conference
6.00pm to 8.00pm

** Zoom Link will be forwarded 1-2 days prior to the workshop **

Union leadership benefits from having a combination of both experienced and new executive board members. This ensures stability, continuity, and institutional knowledge, while also encouraging fresh ideas and perspectives, board experience and opportunities to build leadership capacity.

These objectives are rarely achieved without planning, and a culture of successorship. By being deliberate about healthy turnover, and by introducing structural systems such as term limits, your union can ensure a healthy and predictable board turnover as its norm.

Facilitator: Joey Hartman
Joey Hartman served as president of the Vancouver and District Labour Council from 2011 to her retirement in 2018. Joey first became interested in the labour movement during 14 weeks on the picket line in 1981, and spent the next 40 years as a labour and social justice activist and staff member. Staff and elected roles included the VMREU (now CUPE Local 15), the Compensation Employees’ Union and the Hospital Employees’ Union.

While working, and since retiring, Joey has enjoyed governance roles with a range of organizations such as international solidarity work (CoDev), labour history and heritage (PNLHA & BCLHC), the Council of Canadians, SFU Labour Studies Advisory, Pacific Blue Cross, and as the current chair of Vancouver Community College. She has also facilitated in numerous leadership programs such as the CLC Harrison Winter School, the Summer Institute for Union Women, and the Cascade Region Labour Leadership Initiative.