Education workshops for UNA members in January 2022

United Nurses of Alberta is pleased to offer a number of education workshops for members to participate in during January 2022. Any UNA member who would like to become more knowledgeable and engaged can get a head start through the union’s educational workshops, which provide members with a wealth of information, a space for discussion, and activity-based learning.

Workshops for UNA Members

Boundaries & Self Care

This workshop is for all UNA members including Local Executives and will provide basic information on types of stress/anxiety, its effects on nurses, and how to develop some basic self-care strategies. It is grounded in evidenced based practices and utilizes experiential learning activities, so be ready to explore personal well-being. This workshop is open to all UNA members and is not provincially funded.

  • Tuesday, January 25 – 13:00-16:00

Workshops for Local Executive & Executive Board Members:

Working with Members in Distress

This workshop is for Local Executives and District Reps only. The goal of this workshop is to provide UNA Leaders with an understanding of how to work with members who are in distress. The workshop will look at mental health literacy, understanding roles in working with members who are in distress, locating resources, and acquiring knowledge and skills regarding self-care.

  • Tuesday, January 18 – 09:00-12:00

How to Run a Local: Finance

In this workshop, Local Executives (not just the Treasurer!) will learn about the main tasks in managing Local finances including budgeting, making payments, and reviewing financial statements. This workshop is a full-day hybrid workshop, where a portion of the workshop will be via Zoom and a portion will be self-directed. This workshop is provincially funded for Local Executives who have not previously attended it. 

  • Thursday, January 20 – 09:00-16:30

Register online

You must be a UNA member to attend UNA provincial workshops. Once you have a valid UNA membership card, activate your UNAnet account through theUNAnet button on the website or via the UNA mobile app. The Events tab in UNA’s Data Management System (DMS - part ofUNAnet) provides a way for members to register for workshops. Members are expected to register in workshops closest to their residence for in-person events (not applicable for online education). Please check the Events Calendar and DMS Events regularly as the workshop schedule may have changes or additions.

Any Local Executive member can register members of their Local in workshops by navigating to Local Admin -> Events in DMS.

Please contact with any questions related to the workshops.