HPAE Education and Training Programs in 2021 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees
 

HPAE Education and Training Programs in 2021

New Leader Orientation 2021

HPAE: Who We Are

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom

Who we are, what we have done and where we are going: Review statewide HPAE history and explore Local Officer roles and responsibilities. Celebrate HPAE mission, constitution, governance, structure, key events, growth and accomplishments; and examine how we fit into the larger US labor movement.

Presenters:
Debbie White, HPAE President
Barbara Rosen, HPAE Vice President
Alexis Rean-Walker, HPAE Secretary-Treasurer
Chris Whalen, HPAE Executive Director


Member Representation

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom

Explore who our membership is and what our union does for members. Review core functions of HPAE, including internal organizing, contract negotiation and enforcement. We provide education and leadership development, including about Just Cause and Duty of Fair Representation. Explore roles responsibilities, ‘dos and don’ts’ of HPAE Staff Reps.

Presenters:
Fred DeLuca, HPAE Director, Member Representation – Private Sector
Lisa Leshinski, HPAE Director, Member Representation – Public Sector


Political & Economic Trends: Key Challenges Facing Labor & the Healthcare Industry

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom

Political & Community Action: Explore key challenges facing our members and Union: Healthcare system mergers and acquisitions, major safety hazards and shortfalls, safe staffing efforts, supporting affordable healthcare, legislative needs, lobbying and much more. Learn about COPE, the Committee on Political Education, COPE membership responsibilities, and HPAE legislative victories.

Presenter:
Bridget Devane, HPAE Director, Public Policy


Local Executive Boards: Basics for Effective Locals
Union Administration: Financial Aspects

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom

Explore key roles of each Local Executive Board, including President, VP, Grievance Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and more. What makes effective leadership? Review communication and meeting skills, using joint labor management and safety committees, LEB authority, responsibilities and metrics. Learn about annual reporting, where union dues go and how funds are used, as well as SEC policies governing local stipends and rebates.

Presenters:
Debbie White, HPAE President
Alexis Rean-Walker, HPAE Secretary-Treasurer


Communications: Tools & Resources
Internal Organizing

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom

Communication: How do we communicate with our members and the broader community? Resources include information on member benefits and provide opportunities for union leadership and healthcare professional development. HPAE communicates concerns widely through social, ‘earned’ and ‘paid’ media and inspires action through Action Network and Hustle. Locals communicate with membership with social media, newsletters, announcements, more. Internal Organizing: Explore membership engagement skills, including Back 2 Basics, One on One, Charting, Assessments and Bargaining for the Common Good. Includes Internal Organizing Dos and Don’ts.

Presenters:
John Westenberg, HPAE Digital Strategy Coordinator
Michael Allen, HPAE Communication Coordinator
Joel Brooks, HPAE Staff Representative


New Organizing

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom

Why Organize? How does union density influence union power? Discuss new organizing process, new officer’s role in organizing efforts, and HPAE growth. Examine opportunities and challenges, organizing efforts in NJ major hospital systems, organizing milestones and benchmarks. Explore union-buster tactics, lessons learned and successful union building strategies.

Presenter:
Moricka Burgess, HPAE Director, Organizing


Tools for Safety in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10 AM to 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom

2020 challenged healthcare worker safety like no other year. Review the process of using HPAE and local resources, contract language, and power to make change, including identifying hazards, alerting management, and strong documentation. Discuss labor-management safety committees, internal grievances and external complaints. Review recent legislative and safety accomplishments, and understand what we do to make an OSHA, PEOSH or DOH complaint successful.

Presenter:
Ellie Barbarash, HPAE Education, Health & Safety Coordinator