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March 5 - 8, 2019



1. Local Executive Training $60 affiliates/ $120 non-affiliates
- Essentials for Inclusive Unions
- Leading as a Team
- Duty of Fair Representation
- Recording Secretaries
2. Steward Learning Series $60 affiliates/ $120 non-affiliates
- Ally Skills for Stewards
- Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces
- Creating Harassment Free Workplaces
- Handling Discipline and Discharge
- Notetaking
- Representing Members in Front of Management
3. Financial Officers $30 affiliates/ $60 non-affiliates
4. Bargaining Series $30 affiliates/ $60 non-affiliates
- At the Bargaining Table - Before Bargaining Starts
- Notetaking for Bargaining

Please find the brochure for the upcoming Spring 2019 NADC School in Quesnel March 5 - 8 at the following link


All workshop registrations must be completed online.
Hotel Reservations can be made online:
or contact Glenda at WeTravel:
Phone 604-980-1929
Toll Free 1-800-663-4703

LET - Duty of Fair Representation
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (13 spaces available)

Learn about where stewards get their authority in the workplace, the duty of fair representation, and other labour laws that cover the workplace.

LET - Leading as a Team
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (13 spaces available)

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 - Recording Secretaries
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (13 spaces available)

Recording Secretaries play a vital role in keeping local unions strong. Learn how to: • take clear and accurate meeting minutes; • organize files; • process and write correspondence; • Communicate effectively with members.

LET Essentials for Inclusive Unions
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (13 spaces available)

As activists in our unions, we often ask why members are not more involved. This workshop asks a different question: Who is involved and who isn't and what might be some reasons why? How might our unconscious biases contribute to this? How can we represent members in a way that invites those on the margins to get involved and to see the union as place where they want to make a difference?

SLS - Ally skills for stewards
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (3 spaces available)

Effective stewards are champions for human rights and equality. Explore what it means to be an ally, and ways that stewards can step up as allies in the workplace and the union.

SLS - Creating accommodation-friendly workplaces
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (3 spaces available)

Learn the legal framework for the duty to accommodate, what a good accommodation process and plan look like, and what to do if the employer is not willing to provide reasonable accommodation.

SLS - Creating harassment-free workplaces
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (3 spaces available)

Learn how to recognize harassment, educate members about harassment, and represent members who are involved in harassment complaints.

SLS - Handling discipline and discharge
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (3 spaces available)

Learn about key legal concepts and terms, and the role of stewards during an employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings.

SLS - Notetaking
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (3 spaces available)

Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking.

SLS - Representing members in front of management
March 5 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (3 spaces available)

This module equips stewards to be proactive when meeting with management. Learn tips for effective meetings, and build confidence by practicing meeting situations.

LET - Financial Officers
March 7 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (11 spaces available)

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.

BARG - At the Bargaining Table
March 7 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (10 spaces available)

This workshop gives bargaining committee members the training they need, when they need it, so they can get the best deal possible for their members. It is delivered by the national servicing rep and happens in stages throughout negotiations. The workshop explores how to work effectively in caucus, as well as at the bargaining table. NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.

BARG - Notetaking for bargaining
March 7 (9:00am) - 8, 2019 (12:00pm) (10 spaces available)

Bargaining notes are critical – during bargaining and when new language is being implemented after bargaining has ended. Learn how to read the room, understand body language, take good notes, and store notes after bargaining. NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.

Feb 15, 2019

Billy Barker Hotel
308 McLean St
Quesnel, British Columbia


Member: $60
Non-member: $120

Your registration is not final until payment is received. If payment is not received within 7 days, your seat will be released.
Please make cheques payable to: NADC
Mail payment to: CUPE Prince George Area Office, 1505 Victoria Street, Prince George, British Columbia V2L 2L4

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to: Connie Taylor,, 250-563-6914

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.

Connie Taylor