|Committee Chair||Al Cornes|
The mission of the retirement workshop committee is to prepare and arrange for the delivery of a workshop entitled THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN MONEY for active educators within five years of retirement.
Update the workshop material on an annual basis.
Recruit and train workshop facilitators as needed.
Promote the workshop.
Promote BCRTA membership through the workshop.
Committee members: Dennis Anderson, Arnie Lambert, Annette O’Conner, Sheila Park, Al Cornes, Gerry Tiede (Chair) While a healthy number of workshops have been delivered around the province this year the main activity of the committee has been a revision of the workshop curriculum. Al Cornes has taken the leadership and done much of the work in condensing a lot of material into a 1 ½ hour workshop; the previous edition required a half-day workshop and we found that most often the workshop was scheduled for after school or a Professional Development Day when 1 ½ hours was the time limit. The revision focuses on the non-financial aspects of planning a successful retirement. We have also developed a web-based tool to help people deal with the financial decisions made at retirement or in the years after retirement that will soon be available to all on our BC RTA website under Plan Your Retirement with Us. Presenters for the revised curriculum will have been trained and are available to present around the province. We encourage local RTA chapters to team with local Professional Development chairs and School district officials to present this workshop in your area. We believe this program can be an effect tool in recruiting new members to our association. Contact Kristi in the RTA office to book a session.
Gerry Tiede, Chair