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Parliamentary Training

There is an opportunity for you to apply to attend this upcoming workshop for Parliamentary Training. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible since it is first come first served to a maximum of 15 participants. If you are successful in being accepted to attend the workshop and complete it, please note that Halton Elementary Unit will cover the cost of your mileage to and from 65 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto. No meals are provided but there are a number of restaurants and food stores such as Sobeys and Loblaws in the immediate area.

This workshop is for active members of local units who wish to take their knowledge of parliamentary procedures to the next level. The session provides excellent training for those who currently hold leadership positions within the organization or are aspiring to be leaders within OECTA. As well, it is an opportunity for unit executives to send local members for training with the intent of establishing a speakers’ bureau at the local level.

The workshop will review basic parliamentary principles and procedures. Participants will be given a lot of “how to …” ideas and will learn strategies for running meetings effectively; allowing the membership to efficiently express its collective will. They will also learn how to maintain proper debating protocol in deliberative sessions as well as how to deal with conflict on the floor and challenges to rulings by the chair.

The Parliamentary Training Workshop, led by Carol Merrett and Bernie VanDenBelt of the Speakers’ Bureau, will be held at the provincial office, 65 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto on Saturday, November 18, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Registration will be limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis, so book early! Preference will be given to those individuals who have not previously attended an OECTA parliamentary training workshop.

The workshop is FREE. However, no meals will be provided. All costs, such as transportation and any accommodation costs will be assumed by the individual or the unit.

The deadline to register for the meeting is October 19. Please use the link below. www.regonline.ca/PTW2017 D