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December 9 - 13, 2019

English

CUPE/SCFP

Weeklong School

Introduction to Stewarding
Dec 9, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Dec 10, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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 - Notetaking
Dec 10, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

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 - Duty of fair representation
Dec 11, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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

SLS - Representing members in front of management
Dec 11, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

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

SLS - Grievance handling
Dec 12, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.

SLS - Handling discipline and discharge
Dec 12, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

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 - What stewards need to know about bargaining
Dec 13, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Learn about the different steps in the bargaining process, the responsibilities of different activists throughout bargaining, and the role during bargaining.

SLS - What stewards need to know about arbitration
Dec 13, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

Although most grievances get settled, some go to arbitration. Learn about the arbitration process, terms, mediated settlements, and the role of the steward before and during arbitration.

LET - Introduction to CUPE
Dec 9, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Learn about CUPE structure and about the values and principles of the labour movement. Understand the roles and responsibilities of elected officers, the bylaws and constitution that structure our organization. Leave knowing how to make your voice heard at a union meeting and how to participate in the decisions of your union.

LET - Leadership Essentials
Dec 10, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Dec 11, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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

LET - Leading as a Team
Dec 11, 2019 (12:00pm-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 - Conflict-Ready Executives
Dec 12, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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
Dec 12, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

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

LET - Strategic Planning
Dec 13, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Staff work with locals to put together a strategic planning session. Strategic planning is a collaborative way to set achievable and measurable goals for your local. It will help you determine what will be implemented over a matter of weeks and years so your local can evolve and grow to serve your membership better. It is also a way to build capacity and activism within your local. This is not an off the shelf workshop. Each situation is different and requires a tailor made approach.

Nov 25, 2019

CUPE Ottawa Area Office
1378 Triole Street
Ottawa, Ontario
(map)

Affiliate: $125
Non-affiliate: $175

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: Ottawa Carleton District CUPE Council
Mail payment to: Ottawa CUPE District Council
336- 207 Bank St
Ottawa ON
K2P 2N2

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: lcecchetto@cupe.ca

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 Brousseau
ottawacupecounciltreasurer@gmail.com