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In an effort to do our part to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of members and staff, we will not resume face-to-face Union Education workshops for the time being. If you have any questions, please contact your National Representative.

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.

September 28 - 30, 2020 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, 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

October 1 - 2, 2020 | Skype Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
How Bargaining Works, At the Table, Note Taking for Bargaining
Oct 5, 2020 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
In this online workshop, you will learn about:
• the bargaining process;
• the legal framework for bargaining;
• what to expect on the first day of bargaining;
• bargaining table basics;
• consensus decision-making; and
• staying strategic.

NOTE: This workshop is intended for members of a Bargaining Committee.
Oct 7, 2020 | Zoom Call, Toronto, 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding certificate. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Oct 14, 2020 | Zoom Call, Toronto, 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding certificate. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Oct 14, 2020 | Online via Zoom, Education Sector - MB, Manitoba | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding certificate. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Oct 15, 2020 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | 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.
Oct 20, 2020 | CUPE Local 1004, Vancouver, British Columbia | English
- Mediating Member to Member Conflict
- Psychologically Safe Workplaces
Oct 21, 2020 | Zoom Call, Toronto, 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding certificate. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
October 28 - December 2, 2020 | Zoom Call, Toronto, 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: Please bring a copy of your collective agreement to the workshop.

THIS WORKSHOP IS PART 2 OF A 2 PART SERIES. If you have not taken Part 1, please do not register for this workshop.
Dec 9, 2020 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
Explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members dealing with mental health issues. Learn how to challenge stigma, and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.

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