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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.

March 22 - 23, 2019 | CUPE Local 408 Meeting Hall, Lethbridge, Alberta | English
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 change to put the learning into practice.
Mar 26, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia play out in our workplaces, locals, and communities. Learn how to challenge these kinds of discrimination, and respectfully gender and sexually diverse members in your workplace.
March 26 - 27, 2019 | CUPE Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick | English
Before you start the series, you must complete the 9-hour Introduction to Stewarding workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours.

To receive a Steward Learning Series Certificate, you must complete:
 All modules in Section A
 At least 7 modules of your choice from Section B, including at least 3 Equality Modules (with an *)
 The modules don’t have to be taken in any particular order
Mar 26, 2019 | CUPE Local 703, Maple Ridge, British Columbia | English | $15
- Grievance Handling
- Duty of Fair Representation
Mar 26, 2019 | Ontario Regional Office, Markham, Ontario | 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.
Mar 27, 2019 | CUPE Local 703, Maple Ridge, British Columbia | English | $15
- Notetaking
- Handling Discipline and Discharge
March 27 - 28, 2019 | CUPE Local 5430, Region 1, North Battleford, Saskatchewan | English
Four steward learning series modules:
- Duty of Fair Representation
- Representing Members in Front of Management
- Ally Skills for Stewards
- Solidarity with Indigenous Workers
March 27 - 28, 2019 | Steelworkers Union Hall, Port Alberni, British Columbia | English | $50
- Introduction to Stewarding
- Duty of Fair Representation
Mar 28, 2019 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
This workshop will help you build union solidarity in locals where some members of the union supervise other members. It provides tips on how unionized supervisors can carry out their duties and discusses how locals can ensure that tensions between supervisors and those supervised don’t get in the way of the local union’s activities.
March 28 - 29, 2019 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Regina, Saskatchewan | English
Recording Secretaries play a vital role in keeping local unions strong.
Learn how to:
• take clear and accurate meeting minutes;
• organize files;
• process and write correspondence;
• Communicate effectively with members.
Mar 28, 2019 | CUPE Local 403, Langley, British Columbia | English | $30
- Challenging Sexism in the Workplace
- Creating Harassment Free Workplaces
Mar 28, 2019 | CUPE Local 703, Maple Ridge, British Columbia | English | $15
- Stewards and Health & Safety
- Mediating Member to Member Conflict
March 28 - 29, 2019 | CUPE 411, Chilliwack, British Columbia | English | $25
- Analyzing Your Collective Agreement
- At the Bargaining Table
Mar 29, 2019 | CUPE Local 703, Maple Ridge, British Columbia | English | $15
- What Stewards Need to Know About Bargaining
- Creating Harassment Free Workplaces
Mar 29, 2019 | CUPE Fraser Valley Office, Abbotsford, British Columbia | English | $15
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. 
March 29 - 31, 2019 | CUPE Grande Prairie Office, Grande Prairie, 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
March 30 - 31, 2019 | CUPE St. John's Area Office, 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
March 30 - 31, 2019 | Villégiature Deux Rivières, Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick | French
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 change to put the learning into practice.
March 30 - 31, 2019 | CUPE New Glasgow Area office, New Glasgow, 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.


March 30 - 31, 2019 | CUPE Local 543, Windsor, Ontario | English | $75 (Member) | $90 (Non-member)
Pensions are our deferred wages. That’s what makes them a union issue – whether you’re trying to get a workplace pension for your members or are trying to protect the one you have.
In this workshop, you’ll learn about:
• Government pensions – the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Program and the Guaranteed Income Supplement;
• The different kinds of workplace plans and why some are better than others;
• The attacks on workers’ pensions – and how we can fight back as union members.
March 30 - 31, 2019 | Mariners Centre, Yarmouth, 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.
Apr 2, 2019 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | English
Duty of Fair Representation & Understanding Mental Health

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