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1 Mount Royal Staff Association Create Your Own MRU Experience

2 MRSA Vision Statement “ Fostering an organizational culture of ongoing recognition and respect as an equal partner within the MRU community."

3 How The MRSA Fits In… Our Students MRSA MRFA SAMRU MRU a complex system

4 How MRSA and MRU Fit In… Our Students MRSA MRFA SAMRU MRU a complex system Other PSs Market Conditions Governments Donors External Forces

5 How MRSA Fits In… a complex system Our Students MRSA MRFA SAMRU MRU

6 “The fundamental premise underlying the Employment Relations Bill is that the employment relationship is a human relationship, not just a contractual or economic one. Human relationships that function well and effectively are based on mutual trust, confidence and fair dealing..." Margaret Wilson Minster of Labour – New Zealand

7 MRSA Mission Statement “The Mount Royal Staff Association endeavours to maintain a mutual and respectful relationship between the Staff and Mount Royal University. The MRSA has the responsibility of ensuring fair and equitable working conditions for Staff and strives to uphold a constant communication link between the Staff and the University. We recognize and promote important contributions and continued efforts of our Staff. In a collaborative effort, the MRSA and Staff build the foundation of strength upon which the University rests."

8 Kathy HomerAdministrative AssistantMRSA Baset Zarrug (2014-16)PresidentITS Maureen Bedard (2014-15)Vice President 2Library Karen Hiebert (2014-2016)Vice President 1School of Nursing/Midwifery Rona Reitsema (2013-15)TreasurerChild & Youth Studies Sarah Hamilton (2013-15)Board of Governors RepEnrolment Services Kirsten Garcia (2014-2016)Director at LargeConservatory Nadine Conklin (2014-2016)Director at LargeResidence Services Charissa Hovdebo (2014-2016)Director at LargeContinuing Education Whitney Struthers (2014-2016)Director at LargeUniversity Advancement Jhoseling Garcia (2014-2015)Director at LargeLab Resource Centre Cheryl Melatdoost (2014-2015)Director at LargeScience & Technology Kelsey Mullen (2014-2015)Director at LargeEnrolment Services Elaine Ori (2014-2015)Director at LargeContinuing Education Executives 2014/2015

9 MRSA Organizational Chart and Committees MRSA Membership 650 Negotiation Committee Executives Audit & Finance Social Engagement & Communication Labour Relations Education Development and Training (EDT) Governance DTL PD Day Executive Assistant

10 What Does The MRSA Do For Me? Negotiates the Collective Agreement on your behalf Meets with HR weekly to discuss labour relations Meets with the other 3 Presidents (Dr. Docherty, MRFA and SAMRU) and MRU meetings to stay informed Answers questions regarding work or the Collective Agreement

11 What Does The MRSA Do For Me? Holds an AGM and General Meeting to keep you fully informed Communicates with the membership monthly with the MRSAY! Newsletter Hosts a Professional Development Day- 1 day conference in May

12 How Are We Engaged At MRU? Established the MRSA scholarship and bursary  for our students Donate money to various MRU communities  Big Bob’s BBQ – Picnic in the Park  Employee Activity Day (EAD)  Season of Caring Christmas Fund

13 Strategic Planning Budget Advisory Transport ation Alumni Advisory Effective Team Award Search Committees DaycareDiversity New Employee Orientation How Are We Engaged At MRU? We participate in committee work…

14 How Can You Be Engaged At MRU? O Executive positions P MRSA Committee work P MRU Committee work O PD Days R Search committees T Negotiations U Social event planning N Newsletter I Attend MRSA Open Houses T Attend Monthly Informal Meetings with the President Y Connect with your MRSA Colleagues and Board

15 MRSA and MRU Service How to create your own MRU experience…  Is there a skill you’ve always hoped to build?  Love to plan events, crunch numbers, network and create relationships or develop communication materials?  Want to be an effective leader and grow professionally? The MRSA and MRU have something for you!

16 Communication We work diligently at communicating with our MRSA Colleagues:  Office is located in W301 and can be reached at local #5993 or  Website with all of our information  The MRSAY! Newsletter published by MRSA volunteer members  Hold an AGM to review the year and a General Meeting to introduce the new Executive

17 Communication We work diligently at communicating with our MRSA Colleagues:  Half an hour release time to attend the AGM: November 26, 2014  Half an hour release time to attend the GM: June 2015  Coffee meetings to discuss any questions, issues or just to get an idea of what MRSA members’ needs are  Book an appointment if you need more information on anything

18 EDT Committee Information  Apply for funding for courses on-line.  Funding for your spouse/dependant if they are a Full- Time student at MRU  All EDT information can be found  Email account

19 How can I contribute? One person advocating change will get creamed Two people can commiserate Three people can start a revolution Get involved:

20 Benefits and Rewards of Being Involved Tapping into the experience of Colleagues Influence the growth and direction of MRSA and MRU Working with others to make a meaningful contribution to better MRU and MRSA communities Important in sustaining a healthy and vibrant MRSA and MRU communities

21 What our Employees say about MRU… “We soar above all by exceeding the personal and professional dreams of our community by creating a supportive balanced life style that feeds the heart and soul and not the pocket and ego” Unnamed, Interview by AI Learning Team, Attracting and Recruiting Potential New Employees: Through the Lens of Appreciative Inquiry, Calgary, AB, December 2007


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