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May 26 - 31, 2019



On behalf of CUPE Education Branch please find the program brochure at the following link:

Mental Health
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (6 spaces available)

Half the population will experience a mental health problem over their lifetime. And 20% of us are dealing with mental illness on any given day. Mental health issues touch every one of us directly or indirectly. What does this mean for us as workers? What about in our role as union activists? What are our duties and responsibilities? How can we support members who may be dealing with mental illness? This workshop will help answer these questions and more.

Local Executive Training series workshops (6)

LET - Conflict-Ready Executives
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (8 spaces available)

In this workshop, participants will explore: - The value of conflict for effective groups - How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond - The kinds of conflict executives struggle with - Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive

LET - Duty of Fair Representation
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (8 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 - Leadership Essentials
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (8 spaces available)

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 and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.

LET - Leading as a Team
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (8 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 - Parliamentary Procedure - Refresher
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (8 spaces available)

The Servicing Representative may offer the session to a Local executive who: • has taken the 9- hour parliamentary procedure workshop, to help refresh and practice chairing skills. • has not taken the full workshop and needs a primer.

LET Essentials for Inclusive Unions
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (8 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?

Navigating Interpersonal and Group Conflict
May 26 (3:00pm) - 31, 2019 (11:30am) (8 spaces available)

Conflict is a natural part of our lives. Learning to handle it well improves relationships at work and in the union.. In this workshop, you will: • deepen your understanding of conflict; • strengthen your communication skills; • practice responding to conflict.

Nine modules will be offered.

May 4, 2019

Hawood Inn
851 Lakeview Drive
Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan

For details please see the brochure at the following link:

Summer School fees:
"Early Bird" registrations/cheques must be received by March 22, 2019.
Hotel Room - double occupancy - $1,050 (Early bird); after March 22/19 - $1,150
Hotel Room - single occupancy - $1,550 (Early bird); after March 22/19 - $1,700
Cabin - double occupancy - $1,250 (Early bird); after March 22/19 - $1,400
No single occupancy is available in cabin.

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

Refund Policy:
- up to April 10, 2019 = full refund
- after April 10, 2019 = no refund

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to: Kim (Kim) Draeger,, 250 CARDINAL CRESCENT, SASKATOON, Saskatchewan S7L 6H8

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.

Kim (Kim) Draeger