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May 27 - June 1, 2018



On behalf of CUPE Union Development and CUPE BC please find the brochure and hotel information for the upcoming Spring 2018 Weeklong School in Kamloops May 27 - June 1 at the following links.


Hotel Information

LET - Duty of Fair Representation
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

This workshop focuse on the elements of the duty of fair representation, how it came to be, it's limits and how to properly represent members

LET - Leadership Essentials for Executive Members
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power in the union, create space for more members to get involved, and strengthen solidarity in the labour movement and in our communities.

LET - Leading as a Team
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

In this workshop, executive teams explore power and responsibility that comes with it, how we work in teams and how to balance our leadership styles to engage the membership and work effectively across diversity.

LET - Parliamentary Procedure
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

This workshop is about following rules of order when chairing union meetings. Learn about the role of the chair and the different elements (motions, amendments, points of order, etc.). Get a change to put the learning into practice.

Introduction to Stewarding
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

What does a CUPE steward do? If you are a new steward and want to learn how to help CUPE members solve workplace problems, this introductory workshop is for you! In this workshop, you will learn: • investigating workplace problems; • filing a grievance; • meeting with management; • dealing with workplace complaints. NOTE: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.

SLS - Connecting with Aboriginal Workers
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

Explore how your local can demonstrate solidarity with Indigenous members. Stewards discuss strategies for making your locals more inclusive to Indigenous members.

SLS - Literacy Awareness for Stewards
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

Learn about the role of literacy in a steward’s job and within the union, literacy resources within CUPE and the community, and what you can do to support members around literacy at work.

SLS - Notetaking
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? This module answers important questions like these, and provides practice time to work on note taking skills.

SLS - Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychological hazards in our workplaces, and the role of the steward in eliminating psychological hazards.

SLS - Understanding Mental Health
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

Explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members around mental health and mental illness. Learn what to do about stigma, and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.

Human Rights - An Introduction
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

This course provides leaders and activists with the opportunity to develop the skills and perspectives we need to build a stronger, more inclusive union. Employers use racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against people with disabilities to divide us as workers. We’ll focus on the role the union can and does play in advancing equality and challenging employers. This course is not about the Human Rights Code

LET - Financial Officers
May 27 (9:00am) - June 1, 2018 (4:00pm)

Once secretary-treasurers and trustees complete the Financial Essentials 1-day workshop, they will spend Day 2 learning about bookkeeping and auditing. Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union's funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees. Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union's books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union's financial health. LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.

May 18, 2018

Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops, British Columbia

Locals, please use the following link to complete registration for your members:
(Local Registration Form for Local to complete)

Members, please complete your registration using the following link:
(Participant Questionnaire Form for member to complete)

There will no refunds for registration cancellations with less than 72 hours’ notice. Please notify us as soon as possible if a member cannot attend, or will be arriving late on Sunday evening.
Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to or call 604-202-8792

In response to the health concerns of our members and staff, CUPE has implemented a Scent-Free Policy at all of our workshops. Scented products such as hair spray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. Facilitators and participants are asked to refrain from using scented products while attending our workshops and meetings. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sophia Yap
(604) 291-1940