Conference Breakout Sessions
The Steward Conference will include speakers and breakout sessions about how to get members involved in the union, protecting the union contract and more. Breakout sessions will be held twice. Breakout Session 1: 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Breakout Session 2: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The virtual breakout sessions will include the following topics:
- New Employee Orientation
Anissia Goodwin - OCSEA Member Resource Center
Sally Meckling - OCSEA Communications
Steward in Crises
Bernice Alvarez - AFSCME Education Field Coordinator
- The Arbitration Process
Joe Trejo - Commissioner, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
More on Sessions and Presenters
Employee Assistance Program - Debbie Shutt, LICDC-CS, has been employed with the State of Ohio Employee Assistance Program (OEAP) for over 25 years. She has worked with State of Ohio employees and their families, providing support, guidance and resources for those struggling with a variety of issues. She has also consulted and coordinated with Management and Labor to provide agencies with suggestions on how to deal with troubled employees whose personal issues may be impacting their job performance. She has been actively involved with DRC agencies by providing training, acting as a member of their Peer Support Team and their CIT program. She is a firm believer that the sooner a problem can be identified and addressed the better the outcome will be for employees and employers.
The Arbitration Process - Commissioner Joe Trejo has worked in mediation for more than 10 years, joining FMCS in 2011, after working for the State of Ohio's Office of Collective Bargaining. He mediates labor and employment disputes in the private, public and federal sectors, and trains labor and management advocates in collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance processing, steward/supervisor responsibilities, labor-management committees, group problem solving, communication, and consensus decision-making. In addition, Commissioner Trejo has worked both in the public and private sector and has negotiated for both the management and the union.
New Employee Orientation (NEO) - Join OCSEA Communications Director, Sally Meckling and OCSEA Member Resource Center Operations Director, Anissia Goodwin for a conversation on new member orientations. Presenters will introduce new orientation materials for leaders that will help them welcome new members to the union and union activism.