The Presidents’ Symposium held on August 18–20 brought together Bargaining Unit presidents from across the province for three days of intensive training using a virtual platform. The first day provided training for new and second year presidents, while the remaining two days saw presentations and workshops delivered to all presidents.
Former OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Executive Officer, Pat Wright, gave a two-part presentation to all presidents called Effective Tools for Addressing Race and Equity Issues. In addition, Pat provided a workshop for new presidents called Perspectives on Leadership in a Diverse Union. Presidents had access to training sessions focusing on a variety of topics that will support the work they do in their Bargaining Units.
President Karen Littlewood opened the full session of the symposium on August 19 with an address to all delegates. Members can view President Littlewood’s address on the OSSTF/FEESO YouTube channel. A transcript of the president’s address is available here.