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November 19 - 24, 2023


All rooms are single occupancy. Please ignore all other accommodation selection options unless you are bringing family with you.



Alberta Fall Weeklong School 2023

Hone your witness interview skills, learn to prepare a winning grievance file, become familiar with just cause, the arbitration process and the basics of case law research, Alberta legislation, and the origins and limits of labour law.

HS - Basics of Incident Investigations
November 20 (9:00am) - 23, 2023 (12:00pm)

Learn how to identify root causes of workplace incidents, injuries, and diseases, common routes of entry of toxic substances, and your role in the investigation process. NOTE: Please bring your binder and Health and Safety Committee Resource Kit.

HS - Law and Orders
November 20 (9:00am) - 23, 2023 (12:00pm)

This module covers the basic origins of health and safety law, how to find, read and interpret relevant section of law and highlights some of the more important aspects of the specific health and safety law that applies to you. NOTE: Please bring your binder and Health and Safety Committee Resource Kit.

SLS - What stewards need to know about arbitration
November 20 (9:00am) - 23, 2023 (12:00pm)

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. NOTE: Please bring your collective agreement to the workshop.

Attain skills to better communicate with your members and the media. Learn how to build a successful campaign and access available cost share and strike averting resources.

SLS - Growing our mobilizing power
November 20 (9:00am) - 23, 2023 (5:00pm)

Stewards can play a key role when the union needs to mobilize our members – whether it’s to support the bargaining committee, or stop the employer’s attempt to contract out our work. Learn basic mobilization theory and explore how stewards can tackle workplace problems in ways that engage more members and build the union’s power.

When you register for the Local Executive Training, you will be registered in all the LET Workshops. This workshop will cover basic financial and parliamentary procedure, leading as a team, health & safety, notetaking, dealing with member-to-member conflict and best practices representing members.

LET - Leadership Essentials
Nov 20, 2023 (9:00am-6:00pm (Mountain))

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
Nov 21, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Mountain))

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
Nov 21, 2023 (1:00pm-5:00pm (Mountain))

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 - Financial Essentials
Nov 22, 2023 (9:00am-5:00pm (Mountain))

This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members.  NOTE: This workshop is a pre-requisite for Secretary-Treasurers and Trustees wishing to take LET - Financial Officers.

LET - Bylaw Essentials
Nov 23, 2023 (9:00am-12:00pm (Mountain))

Good bylaws are an essential component of a well-functioning local. In this workshop, you will learn the principles of good bylaws and how to make sure they are in compliance with CUPE's national constitution. We'll also look at how clear language bylaws help our members get involved in the work of the union. NOTE: Please bring your local bylaws to the workshop.

LET - Parliamentary Procedure - Refresher
Nov 23, 2023 (1:00pm-2:00pm (Mountain))

This workshop is for local executive members who have previously taken the the 9-hour parliamentary procedure workshop, to help refresh and practice chairing skills; or who have not taken the full workshop and need a primer. NOTE: Participants should bring their local bylaws to the workshop.

Local Education Assessment
Nov 23, 2023 (2:00pm-2:30pm (Mountain))

Local Education Assessment

Nov 1, 2023

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta


Registration payment is due by October 13, 2023.
Your registration is not final until payment is received.

Please make cheques payable to: CUPE NATIONAL
Mail payment to:

Canadian Union of Public Employees
Attn: Lisa Mason
#300, 10235 – 124 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1P9

Please book early as registration is limited. Cancellation of registration will be accepted up to October 13, 2023. If you need to cancel your registration, contact Monica Zeniuk, as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in CUPE's Union Education Program and your ongoing leadership in our Union!

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.

Monica Zeniuk