ETFO Workshops and Conferences – Spring 2015

Most workshops are little to no cost. Travel expenses, food, and accommodations are included. Release time is available for those that are during the week.

Effective Negotiation Skills For Women Leaders

June 1 – 2, 2015

Effective Negotiation Skills for Women Leaders has been developed in partnership with Stitt Feld Handy Group, an internationally renowned Canadian firm specializing in negotiation and dispute resolution training.

Women who attend this workshop will be participating in an interactive format designed to enhance
skills required in complex negotiations and dispute resolutions. The workshop also offers training in a
variety of negotiation styles. This workshop is designed for women who are currently involved in their
local and/or at ETFO provincial and aspire to leadership positions in the union, including in the area of
collective bargaining. Stewards, please bring this workshop to the attention of women members and
post the flyer on your Federation bulletin board.

Applications are also available on the ETFO website.
For more information, please contact Lisa Mastrobuono, extension 2512,, at the provincial office.

ETFO’S Women In Politics Conference

April 8-9, 2015

ETFO and its members can play an important role in the political sphere. In anticipation of the upcoming federal election, ETFO is holding a Women in Politics conference for women members interested in learning more about how federal politics affects issues of importance to them and how they can make a difference in the political process. The registration package is available in both PDF and RTF formats.

For more information, please visit the ETFO website, or contact Vivian McCaffrey, extension 2333,, or Kelly  Hayes, extension 2244,, at the provincial office.

ETFO’s Financial Health & Wealth Conference 2015 for Women

April 10-11, 2015

ETFO is offering another practical and informative Financial Management Conference. We are looking forward to a dynamic presentation by Kerry K. Taylor on the Friday evening.  Kerry is the author of 397 Ways to Save Money and is a consumer expert and Canada’s top personal finance blogger.

The registration deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015.
This conference always sells out very quickly so register as soon as possible!
For further information, please contact Joanne Myers (


ETFO’S Health And Legal Conference For Women: Digging Deeper, Reaching Higher! April 30 – May 1

ETFO is offering this dynamic and informative conference for women members. This year’s conference
will be held on April 30 and May 1, at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, in Niagara Falls. Our keynote
speaker is awarding winning Farrah Khan, a talented counsellor, artist, and educator. Farrah will speak
about the timely issues of victim blaming, rape culture, and the critical conversations that are going on
across the country about violence against women in workplaces. A variety of workshops will explore
legal, professional, and health issues related to our professional lives.

Registration deadline is April 1, 2015.

Please register early, as we expect this conference to fill up quickly. For more information, please
contact Lisa Hammond, extension 2220,, at the provincial office.

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