The delegation of the labor union Irkutsk at NI ISTU took part in the 12th shift of camp-seminar of All-Russian public project "Stupeni." One of the biggest Russian labor unions was held in late April in St. Petersburg. The project is a part of the program "Student Government", implemented by the Russian Union of Youth with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The seminar was attended by 224 participants from 26 regions of Russia, ISTU was represented by eight activists.
According to the deputy chairman of the labor union committee of students at ISTU, Natal’ya Rush, the youngest representatives of student government from the Technical University went to the All-Russian shift of camps of union leaders.
"This trip was made possible thanks to the program of activities of student organizations. The labor union committee of students annually organizes the four schools of union activists. To learn from the experience of organizing such events, we have decided to send the youngest leaders of our university to the workshop. The delegation consisted mostly of the first and second year students ", said N. Rush.
The work of labor union school was built on two levels. First and second year students had master classes that helped the activists to master all the qualities of true leaders. For three days, the students discussed issues of conflict resolution, studied dance therapy techniques, have penetrated into the secrets of nonverbal communication. At that time, senior students were training for personal growth and self-knowledge.
Chairman of the Social Commission of labor union at ISTU, fourth-year student of the Institute of Economics, Management and Law, Anna Vasil’kova, notices that the workshop for HR and training on stress – management were very useful.
"Especially important at a professional and a personal level was the trainings of the specialist from Smolensk, Alena Lepeshkina. I learned a lot of useful information from training with a coach and psychologist, Kirill Mironov.
We have learned how to develop labor union organizations in various parts of the country. The labor union committee of students at ISTU is one of the largest labor unions in Siberia. The labor union movement in our university involves about thirteen thousand people who make a real movement. The labor union organization of the university annually takes four schools of activists ", said A. Vasil’kova.
Despite the fact that the labor union of ISTU attended the camp-seminar "Stupeni" at the first time, its work has been highly awarded by the organizers and coaches of the school.
"During the training each labor union team represented itself at the exhibition of the student government. It should be noticed that various paraphernalia and souvenirs of the university were in great demand. At the end of the training, I note that the youth of Russia is interested in student government. Students take an active role and manifest themselves in high school, and we are ready to help them do that, " emphasizes N. Rush.
Another school of activists of union committee of students of ISTU will be held in July 2013 in the lake Baikal.