HEU members are the driving force of our strong and diverse union. To support greater member involvement, HEU implemented a Member Facilitator Program many years ago which offers members the opportunity to gain skills and experience in facilitating education sessions for fellow members. This program will be expanded in 2018 by recruiting and training members to facilitate a new one-day workshop called Getting Involved.
The Member Facilitator Training Program aims to have members equipped with the skills necessary to deliver the Getting Involved workshop whenever there are 10 members considering becoming active in the union or in union-supported campaigns. Members selected will gain knowledge and skills in popular education and facilitating techniques, and practice delivering these facilitation skills. Everyone who takes the Facilitator Training course must agree to be available, over an 18-month period, to participate as a facilitator when requested by the union.