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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.

November 19 - 23, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Valley Area Office, Pembroke, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
WSIB Level 4 Return to Work
November 20 - 21, 2018 | Don Ross Centre, North Battleford, Saskatchewan | English
This course serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as:
• Identification of hazards;
• Hierarchy of controls;
• The basic role of health and safety committees;
• Basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: See more Health and Safety courses in the Health and Safety Learning Series.
November 20 - 21, 2018 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English | $40 (Member) | $55 (Non-member)
-Introduction to Stewarding
-Disability and ableism in the workplace
-Introduction to Health & Safety
-Making Committees Work
November 21 - 22, 2018 | CUPE Terrace Area Office, Terrace, 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.
Nov 21, 2018 | Don Ross Centre, North Battleford, Saskatchewan | English
This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace, and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work. We examine relevant health and safety law, and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.
Nov 21, 2018 | CUPE Local 218, Whitby, Ontario | English
What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychological hazards in our workplaces, and the role of the steward in eliminating psychological hazards.
November 21 - 22, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $50 (Non-member)
This course serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as:
• Identification of hazards;
• Hierarchy of controls;
• The basic role of health and safety committees;
• Basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: See more Health and Safety courses in the Health and Safety Learning Series.
November 21 - 23, 2018 | CUPE Local 402, Surrey, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
Nov 21, 2018 | Local 1764, Whitby, Ontario | English
Knowing how to handle conflict well will improve your relationships with members and the employer. Learn about the different responses to conflict and practise communication skills that will help in situations of conflict.
Nov 21, 2018 | union centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $20
Knowing how to handle conflict well will improve your relationships with members and the employer. Learn about the different responses to conflict and practise communication skills that will help in situations of conflict.
November 21 - 22, 2018 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
Before you start the series, you must complete the 9-hour Introduction to Health and Safety workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Health and Safety Learning Series. All modules are 3 hours.

To receive a Health and Safety Learning Series Certificate, you must complete:
 All modules in the Skills section
 At least 3 modules of your choice from the Perspectives section
 At least 3 modules of your choice from the Hazards specific section
 The modules don’t have to be taken in any particular order.
November 22 - 23, 2018 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | English
This workshop will interest you if your local is thinking about a joint job evaluation program for pay equity purposes, or if you have new joint pay equity committee members. It covers topics such as collection of job information, rating jobs, weights, banding, selection of male comparators, job-to-job and proportional value comparisons and achieving/maintaining pay equity
Nov 22, 2018 | CUPE Local 379, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
This module can be added to other parts of the Bargaining Education Program. It covers the legal framework for collective bargaining and where we get our power as a union.
November 23 - 24, 2018 | 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.
November 23 - 24, 2018 | Local 408 Office, Lethbridge, Alberta | English
Conflict is a natural part of our lives. Learning to handle it well improves relationships with other members, co-workers and the employer.
In this workshop, you will:
• deepen your understanding of conflict;
• strengthen your communication skills;
• practice responding to conflict.
November 23 - 24, 2018 | Local 966, Mississauga, Ontario | English
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and unions under the Duty to Accommodate. In this workshop you will:
• explore case law, key concepts and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law;
• learn to make the case for accommodating workers and how to help union representatives and employers come up with appropriate accommodations for members;
• Look at how we can break down stereotypes and stigma to support the accommodation process for those who need it.
November 23 - 24, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, Alberta | English
Bullying hurts everyone. As union members, we have a role to play in combating workplace bullying.
Come and talk about:
• what bullying is;
• how bullying hurts everyone;
• how not to be a bystander;
• how the union can make a difference.
November 24 - 25, 2018 | Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, 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 do not have to be taken in any particular order.
November 24 - 25, 2018 | CUPE Corner Brook Area Office, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and unions under the Duty to Accommodate. In this workshop you will:
• explore case law, key concepts and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law;
• learn to make the case for accommodating workers and how to help union representatives and employers come up with appropriate accommodations for members;
• Look at how we can break down stereotypes and stigma to support the accommodation process for those who need it.
November 24 - 25, 2018 | Liverpool Best Western Plus, Liverpool, 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.

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 order.
November 24 - 25, 2018 | Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia | English
Financial Officers and Financial Essential Workshop
• keeping a monthly ledger
• filling out the per capita tax form
• preparing a budget
• auditing the books
Nov 24, 2018 | TBA, Drumheller, 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. 

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