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Show your commitment to our union

We're asking all active members to show administration, students, communities and each other that we are committed to working together to improve public education.

Next camp set for Jan. 13 in Fridley

EdCamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences. Everyone is welcome to propose and lead a session at this free PD event!

Registration process now open

Sign up today for a three-day course designed to shape and train our union leaders of tomorrow! The 2018 program runs June 19-12 at the College of St. Benedict.

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Peacekeeping circle facilitation workshop

Date: January 09, 2018 07:00 PM

Contact: Becky McCammon

Location: St. Paul Federation of Teachers office
23 Empire Drive, St Paul

Description:

This three-day training on deepening peacekeeping circle facilitation skills will focus on circles for conflict, difficult conversations and complex situations. Topics will include: awareness of self in relationship to circle keeping; preparation for conflict circles; designing effective questions; strategies for finding consensus; responding to difficult challenges in circle; using multiple modalities in circle; self-care; interests of the group. Basic training in facilitating circles or experience as a circle facilitator is required.

The registration fee for the three-day training is $250. Please contact Becky McCammon to register.

Host: The St. Paul Federation of Teachers Teaching & Learning Center

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Peacekeeping circle facilitation workshop

Date: January 10, 2018 07:00 PM

Contact: Becky McCammon

Location: St. Paul Federation of Teachers office
23 Empire Drive, St Paul

Description:

This three-day training on deepening peacekeeping circle facilitation skills will focus on circles for conflict, difficult conversations and complex situations. Topics will include: awareness of self in relationship to circle keeping; preparation for conflict circles; designing effective questions; strategies for finding consensus; responding to difficult challenges in circle; using multiple modalities in circle; self-care; interests of the group. Basic training in facilitating circles or experience as a circle facilitator is required.

The registration fee for the three-day training is $250. Please contact Becky McCammon to register.

Host: The St. Paul Federation of Teachers Teaching & Learning Center

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Peacekeeping circle facilitation workshop

Date: January 11, 2018 07:00 PM

Contact: Becky McCammon

Location: St. Paul Federation of Teachers office
23 Empire Drive, St Paul

Description:

This three-day training on deepening peacekeeping circle facilitation skills will focus on circles for conflict, difficult conversations and complex situations. Topics will include: awareness of self in relationship to circle keeping; preparation for conflict circles; designing effective questions; strategies for finding consensus; responding to difficult challenges in circle; using multiple modalities in circle; self-care; interests of the group. Basic training in facilitating circles or experience as a circle facilitator is required.

The registration fee for the three-day training is $250. Please contact Becky McCammon to register.

Host: The St. Paul Federation of Teachers Teaching & Learning Center

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Core Training MRA I & II

Date: January 12, 2018 06:00 PM

Contact: Monica Sturm, 320-253-2530

Location: Prairie Bay Grill & Catering
15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter

Description:

Member Rights Advocacy (MRA) Parts I & II  

One of the indicators of a strong local is a diverse team of knowledgeable, well-trained elected and appointed leaders. That includes Member Rights Advocates, who deal directly with members to address their concerns, resolve their problems and enforce our contracts.

MRA I: This session explores the fundamentals of advocacy, valuing member concerns and managing conflict. The Advocacy Model is introduced (five hours).

MRA II: This session covers investigating an issue, informal problem-solving techniques and organizing as alternatives to more formal avenues such as grievances or legal proceedings (five hours).

Learn more here.

Host: Central Area Council