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How to use CUPE’s workshop calendar

Our online workshop calendar has several features that you can use to make sure that you’re finding workshops that are useful for you.

1. Search by province
Some links to this calendar already sort the workshops by province. (If this is the case, you’ll see the province name in the page title.) Otherwise, you can narrow down using the choices on the left-hand side of the page to only show workshops in a specific province.

2. Search by workshop name
To search for a specific workshop name, enter key words from the workshop name in the search box on the left-hand side of the page.

3. Search by city
To find workshops offered in a specific city, scroll down on the left-hand side, and choose the city you want to search for.

4. Search by date
Find workshops offered in a specific month by choosing that month.

These search options combine together – as you add new search filters, it will also keep the ones you were already using, so that for example you can search for Bargaining workshops in Toronto in May. Filters that are currently being used will show up on the left-hand side of the page. To stop narrowing down your search, click the “x” link beside a filter in use to remove it.

If you are looking for a list of all workshops offered by CUPE, please visit our workshop catalog.

May 24 - 25, 2019 | Local 417 Office, Red Deer, Alberta | English
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.
May 24 - 25, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.
May 24 - 25, 2019 | Remax Building, Revelstoke, British Columbia | English
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.
May 25 - 26, 2019 | Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.


May 25 - 26, 2019 | Sandman Signature St. John's Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
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.
May 26 - 31, 2019 | Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta | English | $740
If the workshop that you register for is full, you will be registered in the alternate workshop.

WORKSHOPS
Class sizes will be limited to 25 participants. Participants will be registered on a first-come – first choice basis


COST - $740.00 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 $540.00 per member.

Please make cheques payable to:
Canadian Union of Public Employees
May 27, 2019 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
In this workshop, the local executive:
• analyzes the internal and external factors that impact bargaining;
• sets goals for bargaining;
• prepares a work plan to steer them through the bargaining process.

NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive.
May 30, 2019 | CUPE Cranbrook Area Office, Cranbrook, British Columbia | English
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.
May 30 - 31, 2019 | Prince George Area Office, Prince George, British Columbia | English
- Introduction to Stewarding
- Duty of Fair Representation
May 30 - June 1, 2019 | Hollywood Road Education Services, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. Learn about government and workplace pensions and leave with some good tools to help you prepare financially and psychologically.

NOTE: This workshop does not provide specific or personal financial advice.

MPP will cover Approaching Retirement which is interactive with plenty of time for discussion and a chance to ask questions.

You will cover the following:

Choosing your best pension option
Life stages around retirement
Retirement Checklist
Retirement application process
Income and expense worksheets
Implications of returning to work
Each participant will receive a handbook to take home.

Please bring a calculator

May 31 - June 2, 2019 | Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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 within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members

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
May 31, 2019 | CUPE Cranbrook Area Office, Cranbrook, British Columbia | English
In this workshop, members of local Mobilization Committees look at effective ways to engage members before bargaining begins, and throughout the bargaining process.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.
May 31, 2019 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
In this workshop, the local executive:
• analyzes the internal and external factors that impact bargaining;
• sets goals for bargaining;
• prepares a work plan to steer them through the bargaining process.

NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive.
June 1 - 2, 2019 | CUPE New Glasgow Area office, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia | English
These series of workshops are designed to provide health and safety basics and develop core skills, support participants to think about the different ways health and safety connects to human rights in our union and our community, and to deal with specific workplace hazards and methods for removing them from the workplace.

June 1 - 2, 2019 | Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel and Convention Centre, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.
June 1 - 2, 2019 | Maritime Regional Office, Fredericton, New Brunswick | English
Leading as a team
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.
Conflict-ready executives
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

Duty of Fair Representation
The local union’s role is to represent members. What are local leaders legally required to do to uphold this duty? What does it mean when members’ interests are at odds? How do we maintain solidarity when defending members’ rights? How do we provide fair representation for local members?
June 1 - 2, 2019 | CUPE Atlantic Regional Office, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | English
Steward Learning Series Workshop


Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.

Jun 1, 2019 | Local 416, Toronto, Ontario | English
Share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.

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