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May 25 - 29, 2020



Class sizes will be limited to 25 participants. Participants will be registered on a first-come – first choice basis. Please do not register for a workshop shop that is full.

COST - $760.00 per member
Registration covers each participant’s accommodations with breakfast, lunch and supper provided Monday through Thursday (Steak BBQ on Thursday evening) and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

If you do not require accommodation, the cost is $560.00 per member.

Please make cheques payable to:
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Registration payment is due by April 24, 2020 or registration will be cancelled.

BARG - Bargaining solidarity
May 25 (9:00am) - 29, 2020 (4:00pm) (21 spaces available)

This workshop uses an intensive roleplay to help union activists develop the skills they need to build and maintain solidarity throughout the bargaining process. Discussions include analyzing internal and external forces that influence collective bargaining, identifying effective strategies and tactics for engaging members, and thinking about ways to reach marginalized members. NOTE: This workshop is for activists who want to learn how to use collective bargaining to build union power. This is not a “learn how to bargain” workshop.

Human Rights - An Introduction
May 25 (9:00am) - 29, 2020 (4:00pm) (23 spaces available)

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

Navigating Interpersonal and Group Conflict
May 25 (9:00am) - 29, 2020 (4:00pm) (23 spaces available)

Conflict is a part of our lives – at work, in the union, and at home. In this workshop we’ll build our conflict skills by looking at: • How our beliefs about conflict and our conflict style affect what happens in a conflict. • Sources of conflict in the union and at work. • Conflict dynamics. • Choosing the best response in a conflict. • Conflict communication skills.

Parliamentary Procedures & Public Speaking
May 25 (9:00am) - 29, 2020 (4:00pm) (23 spaces available)

You will participate in two workshops: Parliamentary Procedures 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 chance to put the learning into practic. Public Speaking This workshop will help you gain the confidence you need to speak up at a meeting or public event. Take the opportunity, in a supportive environment to practice speaking on various issues and resolutions. Learn ways to deal with nervousness, and how to prepare and present.

Steward Learning Series
May 25 (9:00am) - 29, 2020 (4:00pm) (8 spaces available)

You will be registered in 8 Steward Learning Series modules: • Ally Skills for Stewards • Conflict skills for Stewards • Grievance handling • Growing our mobilizing power • Handling discipline & discharge • Mediating member-to-member conflict • Popular economics • Solidarity with Indigenous workers

Apr 17, 2020

Red Deer College
100 College Blvd
Red Deer, Alberta

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: Patty Kinahan,, #300, 10235 – 124 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1P9

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.

Patty Kinahan

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