Date/TimeTuesday, March 21, 2017 - Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Yukon Federation of Labour is pleased to announce Instructor Training March 21-23, 2017 (the course is also commonly referred to as Facilitator Training or Train the Trainer).
The course will be offered over three days, Tuesday to Thursday at the YFL office, and the days will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an hour break for lunch.
There will be no enrollment cost to attend this course. However, YFL will not be entertaining loss of salary, travel, accommodation, childcare, or other expenses. Please confer with your labour organization regarding funding support to be able to attend.
YEU MEMBERS – YEU’s Education Application must be completed for all external workshops and training requiring funding for tuition and/or loss of salary, travel expenses. Download and print education application, and submit directly to YEU by email, or fax to 867-667-6521.
A brief description of the course follows:
The course designed to facilitate learning of popular and adult instructional techniques which respect and value the knowledge that workers already have while building new skills in a collaborative, supportive environment.
The course also states upfront our commitment that labour educators are leaders responsible for breaking down barriers to participating and learning in a labour education environment and within our committees. Participants in this course are challenged to broaden their working class equality analysis as part of their learning. We do this to create a better understanding of oppression – how workers can be divided and how issues like racism, homophobia, and ableism, which are systemic within our unions and communities, must be challenged in order to promote the growth of our movement.
In keeping with the theme of participant-centred education, the course relies heavily on class participation. Class discussion, team assignments, brainstorms, case studies, and evaluations are the main instructional methods employed. Much of the work is done in small groups. In fact, co-instructing is heavily emphasized in planning, preparation, and instruction. This provides for an ideal and realistic sharing of personal experiences, involvement, and practice. The instructors will make every effort to make themselves available when team assignment is occurring.
This offering is open to all workers within the Labour/Union movement. Space will be limited to 16 participants, so don’t delay in sharing this with your members. Members can sign-up for the course by emailing YFL@yukonfed.com with the following details:
“INSTRUCTOR TRAINING” in the subject line
Member’s place of work
a contact number
and a contact email
Enrollment preference will be given to affiliate Unions, Locals, Lodges and Branches. Other labour groups which would like to explore affiliating with YFL, please call 867-456-8251 or email YFL@yukonfed.com.