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Deadline for applications:  17 May 2011

The Federation of International Civil Servants' Associations (FICSA) is pleased to announce that a two-day workshop on "Staff representative training" will be held at the FAO Headquarters in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Rome</st1:city></st1:place> on 23-24 May 2011 (followed by a second two-day workshop on negotiation skills). The workshop will be conducted in English by an experienced trainer from the UK-based Trades Union Congress (TUC).  

The workshop will cover the main tasks of a staff representative and the skills needed.  We recommend this as an essential training course for all staff representatives as it covers the basic understanding of the role of the staff representative and deals with:

·           Working together with members and other union/association representatives

·           Talking to members and dealing with their problems

·           Recruiting members and getting them involved in the union/association

·           Meeting management to discuss a range of issues at work

·           Representing your union/association

·           Keeping your members in touch with wider issues

The workshop is free-of-charge for staff representatives of FICSA member organizations. 

A fee of CHF 400 per person will be charged to all participants from a non-FICSA organization.

A reduced fee of CHF 350 per person is charged when two or more participants are enrolled from the same organization and duty station.

The Workshop timetable, along with information on hotel accommodation, will be sent directly to the participants upon confirmation of their participation.

To sign up please use theapplication form below.  Nominations should be signed by the President/Chair of the local staff association/union and sent to the FICSA Secretariat <ficsa@unog.ch> by no later than 17 May 2011.  Seats will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis, irrespective of the duty station of assignment. The number of participants is limited to 20.  Therefore, it is advisable to register well in advance of the deadline.

ALL TRAVEL-RELATED EXPENSES AND DSA MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL STAFF ASSOCIATION/UNION OR ADMINISTRATION.  FICSA cannot provide any financial assistance in this respect.

 Application_form_2011.doc

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