The Partnership Education Program (PEP) training event for the 5th District, representing Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, will be held on May 4-5, 2020, at Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN.

The IAFF mobile app has everything you need to guide you through this training event, including the agenda, workshop times and rooms and online evaluations. Download the IAFF mobile app.


The registration fee is $135. Tracks are capped at 50 participants and early registration is strongly encouraged.

Register Online

For more information, contact the IAFF Department of Education at [email protected] or (202) 824-1533.

Monday, May 4
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Registration
Conrad Foyer
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.PEP Breakout
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Break
Conrad Foyer
2:45 – 4:45 p.m.PEP Breakout
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Reception
The Gallery

 

Tuesday, May 5
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
The Gallery
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.PEP Breakout
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.Break
Conrad Foyer
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.PEP Breakout

The following workshop tracks are offered over two days (May 4-5):

    • Leadership
    • Union Representation and Negotiations

All PEP workshops are designed to be interactive and engage students. Workshops are delivered by IAFF PEP instructors who have a vast amount of knowledge and experience on union skills.

Review the Workshop Descriptions to help you choose your workshop track.

When you register for the 5th District PEP event, choose one of the workshop tracks below, each with a total of eight hours of instruction offered over two days.

LEADERSHIP TRACK
Conrad A


Monday, May 4

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
IAFF Union Leadership: Self-Awareness

2:45 – 4:45 p.m.
IAFF Union Leadership: Leading Organizational Change

Tuesday, May 5

8:30–10:30 a.m.
Addressing Personal Finance and Planning with your Members

10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Social Media Legal Issues and Guidelines

UNION REPRESENTATION AND NEGOTIATIONS TRACK
Conrad B


Monday, May 4

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Frontline Union Representation

2:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Negotiation Strategies and Tactics (6 hours)

Tuesday, May 5

8:30–10:30 a.m.
Negotiation Strategies and Tactics, continued

10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Negotiation Strategies and Tactics, continued

LEADERSHIP TRACK

IAFF Union Leadership: Self-Awareness (2 hours)
This workshop will help IAFF affiliate leaders learn what kind of union leaders they are and will provide them with several tools to become more effective leaders. During this workshop, participants will identify their own leadership styles and will learn how those styles are perceived by and impact the members that they lead.

IAFF Union Leadership: Leading Organizational Change (2 hours)
This workshop will provide tools to help affiliate leaders become more effective as IAFF locals continue to evolve to meet the serious challenges facing our union and our members in the 21st century. During the workshop, participants will learn how to assess and to prioritize union resources and leverage and how to engage in strategic planning to establish and achieve effective organizational goals.

Addressing Personal Finance and Planning with your Members (2 hours)
This workshop will cover the importance for affiliate leaders to address personal finance with their members – including retirement planning, savings and estate planning. As an affiliate leader your role goes beyond taking care of union business, but should also include addressing this very important topic with your members.

Social Media Legal Issues and Guidelines (2 hours)
While social media can be a powerful tool for positioning your local within the community and generating goodwill, it only takes one mistake or one bad apple to hurt your brand. Explore the social and legal issues pertaining to proper and improper use of social media, as well as the legal ramifications, limitations, and policies that can affect your members and your department.

UNION REPRESENTATION AND NEGOTIATIONS TRACK

Frontline Union Representative Basics (2 hours)
This workshop addresses the knowledge and skills involved in effectively enforcing contract provisions and representing workers’ rights with your fire service management and jurisdiction. It will introduce and explore the issues and best practices involved in handling grievances, enforcing contract language and handling discipline issues. Additionally, this workshop reviews ways that key union personnel can inform membership on the benefits of union membership and active involvement.

Negotiation Strategies and Tactics (6 hours)
This workshop addresses the knowledge and skills involved in effectively enforcing contract provisions and representing workers’ rights with your fire service management and jurisdiction. It will introduce and explore the issues and best practices involved in handling grievances, enforcing contract language and handling discipline issues. Additionally, this workshop reviews ways that key union personnel can inform membership on the benefits of union membership and active involvement.

Hilton Minneapolis

Hilton Minneapolis for 2020 5th District PEP Event

1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 376-1000

The discounted group standard guest room rate is $165/night, plus tax. The cut-off date to book your room is Wednesday, April 8, 2020.