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ONA's annual Bargaining Unit Leadership Conference will be held Sept. 19-20, 2017 in Portland, OR.

9/19/2017 to 9/20/2017
When: Sept. 19-20, 2017
Where: 921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon  97204
United States
Contact: Cara Olexa
503-293-0011


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Save the Date: ONA Annual Bargaining Unit Leadership Conference
Sept. 19-20, 2017
Portland, OR

Upgrade your nurse leadership skills at ONA’s Bargaining Unit Leadership Conference Sept. 19-20 at the Portland Hilton and Executive Towers in downtown Portland.
  • Solve local issues through concerted actions
  • Build strength through issue-based organizing
  • Identify and develop nurse leaders

Join ONA nurses and staff from across Oregon to discover new ways to engage your coworkers, build nurse strength and create a community of committed advocates who can lead changes in your facility.

Evaluation

To ensure you receive your continuing nursing education contact hours for attending the conference, please complete the evaluation linked below.

Purpose

Participants will be able to improve their leadership skills in the workplace and identify other potential leaders in the field of nursing.

Agenda and Schedule

This year, participants will choose one of two educational tracks to attend with sessions designed to develop and hone skills related to that topic. The tracks are:

  • Building Power Through Bargaining
  • Building Power Through Workplace Action

The

Day 1, Tuesday, Sept. 19

Time Session Speakers Track CE
8-9 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
     
9-9:30 a.m. Morning Welcome and Speaker Martin Taylor, ONA Executive Director  All  0
9:30-9:40 a.m.
Conference Announcements and Logistics
Whitney Wong
   
9:40-10:40 a.m.  Panel Discussion: Successes/Challenges Over the Last Year Stephanie Machado-Tiller (Silverton), Judy Thibault (Peace Harbor), David Baca (Rogue Regional), Fred Katz (Rogue Regional), Kathy Callis (Peace Harbor), Valerie Whitmore (Providence Newberg) and Lisa Williams (OHSU)  All  0
10:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions #1      
  Contract Campaigns Lydia Hallay and Claire Syrett
Building Power through Bargaining 0
  Effective Bargaining Committees Maureen Smith, Courtney Niebel, and Sherman Henry Building Power through Bargaining 1.5
  Setting Bargaining Priorities Gordon Lafer and Jaime Newman Building Power through Bargaining 1.5
  Issues Campaigns Sarah Laslett and Sarah Thompson Building Power through Workplace Action 1.5
  Building Membership with the Loss of Fair Share Jocelyn Pitman and Dan Abernathy Building Power through Workplace Action   0
  Strategies for Building Power in Committees Minh Nguyen and Nicole Cantu Building Power through Workplace Action  1.5
12:25-1:10 p.m. Lunch     0
1:10-1:40 p.m. Team Fun Activity   All
0
1:40-3:10 p.m. Breakout Sessions #2      
  Contract Campaigns Lydia Hallay and Claire Syrett
Building Power through Bargaining 0
  Effective Bargaining Committees Maureen Smith, Courtney Niebel, and Sherman Henry Building Power through Bargaining 1.5
  Setting Bargaining Priorities Gordon Lafer and Jaime Newman Building Power through Bargaining 1.5
  Issues Campaigns Sarah Laslett and Sarah Thompson Building Power through Workplace Action 1.5
  Building Membership with the Loss of Fair Share Jocelyn Pitman and Dan Abernathy Building Power through Workplace Action  0
  Strategies for Building Power in Committees Minh Nguyen and Nicole Cantu Building Power through Workplace Action  1.5
3:25-3:55 p.m. Oregon Nurse Staffing Law Update Jordan Ferris and Nicole Cantu All 0.5
3:55-5 p.m. Broadening The Base of Nurse Unionism Pam Gordon, RN, Clarice Gerlach, RN, and Tamara Cline, RN All 0
5:30 p.m. Reception at The Punch Bowl Social
340 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97204
All
0

Day 2, Wednesday, Sept. 20

Time Session Speakers Track CE
8-9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
     
9 a.m. - noon Why Aren’t There More Black People In Oregon? A Hidden History Program with Walidah Imarisha Walidah Imarisha All 3
Noon -12:45 p.m. Lunch     0
12:45-2 p.m. Discussion Groups (choose one to attend)


0
  Becoming a New Leader in ONA
     
  Why Unions Matter      
  ONA Nurses of Color
     
  What it Means to Be an Ally
     
  Political Action Among Health Care Workers
     
  A Voice for All Patients and Nurses: How can ONA be a Strong Voice with Oregon’s Rapidly Changing Population?
     
  Staffing Plan Best Practices      
2:15-3:45 p.m.. Breakout Sessions #3      
  Contract Campaigns Lydia Hallay and Claire Syrett
Building Power through Bargaining 0
  Effective Bargaining Committees Maureen Smith, Courtney Niebel, and Sherman Henry Building Power through Bargaining 1.5
  Setting Bargaining Priorities Gordon Lafer and Jaime Newman Building Power through Bargaining 1.5
  Issues Campaigns Sarah Laslett and Sarah Thompson Building Power through Workplace Action 1.5
  Building Membership with the Loss of Fair Share Jocelyn Pitman and Dan Abernathy Building Power through Workplace Action  0
  Strategies for Building Power in Committees Minh Nguyen and Nicole Cantu Building Power through Workplace Action  1.5
3:50-4 p.m. Closing Remarks and End of Conference  

Session Details

The following sessions have been confirmed. A full schedule will be posted as it has been finalized. All sessions are subject to change.

"Building Power through Bargaining" track sessions:

  • Contract Campaigns
  • Effective Bargaining Committees
  • Setting Bargaining Priorities

"Building Power through Workplace Action" track sessions:

  • Issues Campaigns
  • Building Membership with the Loss of Fair Share
  • Strategies for Building Power in Committees

Why Aren’t There More Black People In Oregon? A Hidden History

Have you ever wondered why the Black population in Oregon is so small? Oregon has a history not only of Black exclusion and discrimination, but also of a vibrant Black culture that helped sustain many communities throughout the state—a history that is not taught in schools. Author and educator Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through a timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power in this state and the nation. Participants will discuss how history, politics, and culture have shaped—and will continue to shape — the landscape not only for Black Oregonians but all Oregonians. Watch an excerpt from Walidah’s program here.

About Walidah Imarisha: A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist.

She edited two anthologies, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements and Another World is Possible. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collectionScars/Stars. She is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.

Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University's Black Studies Department, Oregon State University's Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University's English Department.

For six years, she presented statewide as a public scholar with Oregon Humanities' Conversation Project on topics such as Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop.

She has toured the country several times performing, lecturing and challenging, and has shared the stage with folks as different as Angela Davis, Cornel West, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Kenny Muhammad of the Roots, Chuck D, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Robin D.G. Kelley, Umar bin Hassan from The Last Poets, Boots Riley, Saul Williams, Ani DiFranco, John Irving, dead prez, Rebecca Solnit, and Yuri Kochiyama.

Who Can Attend

The Bargaining Unit Leadership Conference is open for ONA Professional Union Members and Student Affiliates. If you want to attend but are unsure about your membership status, please contact us to determine eligibility.

Registration

This leadership event is FREE for ONA members and student affiliates. Due to the nature of the schedule, members must attend both days of the event.

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend but missed the registration deadline, please contact Cara Olexa at (503) 293-0011.

Nursing Contact Hours

Attendees will be able to earn up to 6.5 continuing nursing education contact hours at the conference.

Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Requirements for Successful Completion of this CNE Activity

In order to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for this activity, the learner must complete the following criteria:

  • Sign the Attendance Form at the registration desk each day you attend
  • Attend all sessions in your track
  • Complete and submit the online evaluation form for each session attended by no later than Oct. 20,  2017

Participants who successfully complete the above requirements will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from ONA for the contact hours claimed during the evaluation process. Participants should only claim the sessions which were attended in full. Any participant who has NOT claimed their contact hours by Oct. 20, 2017 will NOT receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.

Disclosures

The planners and all faculty/presenters/authors for this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest in the development and implementation of this educational activity.

All faculty/presenters/authors for this activity have attested that she/he will provide the best available evidence for this content and present information fairly and without bias.

Travel and Lodging

ONA members who live 100 miles or more away from the conference may be eligible to be reimbursed up to $180 for lodging. The ONA reserved block of rooms at the Portland Hilton are now filled, so attendees will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying for their lodging, and those who qualify will be reimbursed after the conference.

If you have questions about hotels or about reimbursement eligibility, please contact Cara Olexa at olexa@oregonrn.org.

Parking

For attendees staying at the Hilton, parking will be included in the fee for their room. For those not staying at the hotel, parking vouchers for the Hilton parking lot (921 SW 6th Ave) will be provided upon arrival at the conference.

Questions?

If you have questions about eligibility or the process, please contact Cara Olexa at olexa@oregonrn.org

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