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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.

January 26 - 29, 2020 | Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan | English | $375
Saskatchewan 2020 Winter School

Track 1 - Local Executive Training "Path of Leadership"
Track 2 - Steward Learning Series "Path of Representation - What Can it Mean"
Track 3 - Steward Learning Series "Path for New Stewards"
Track 4 - Harassment & Bullying at Work
Jan 27, 2020 | CUPE Local 4000, Ottawa, Ontario | English
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… How can they benefit my local? How are groups using social media for activism? How can I deal with people’s resistance? What are the guidelines for using social media? Explore questions like these and get lots of hands-on practice in CUPE’s Social Media workshop.
January 29 - 30, 2020 | CUPE Local 338 Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English | $20
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: Participants should bring a copy of their collective agreement to the workshop.

See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
January 29 - 30, 2020 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, 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: Participants should bring a copy of their collective agreement to the workshop.

See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
January 30 - 31, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Leading As a Team, Note Taking for Bargaining, How Bargaining Works
Jan 31, 2020 | CUPE Local 363, Revelstoke, British Columbia | English
To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This workshop covers the four pillars of a well run strike: administration, finance/strike pay, communications and picket schedules.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Strike Committee.
Feb 1, 2020 | Maritime Regional Office, Fredericton, New Brunswick | English
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.
February 1 - 2, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $65
ODRT offers an introductory 12 hour course that provides an overview of Ontario's compensation system. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of workers’ compensation. Parts of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act will be reviewed to give a clear understanding of what workers and employers are covered mandatorily under the compensation scheme. There will be detailed discussion regarding the legal definition of accident as well understanding what injuries are considered work-related. The Board’s legal tests that are applied in decision-making will be examined. Participants will review the statutory obligations of both workers and employers mandated by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. They will also learn what rights are provided by the legislation. Also included will be a review of Early and Safe Return to Work, the re-employment obligation and insight into the operations of the WSIB. Hands on experience interpreting and completing Board forms are included.
February 1 - 2, 2020 | 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.


February 1 - 2, 2020 | CUPE Corner Brook Area Office, Corner Brook, 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.

February 1 - 2, 2020 | CUPE Atlantic Regional Office, Dartmouth, 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.
February 1 - 2, 2020 | CUPE Yarmouth Area Office, 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.
Feb 1, 2020 | 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: Participants should bring a copy of their collective agreement to the workshop.

See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
Feb 3, 2020 | Local 1287, Thorold, Ontario | English
Staff work with locals to put together a strategic planning session. Strategic planning is a collaborative way to set achievable and measurable goals for your local. It will help you determine what will be implemented over a matter of weeks and years so your local can evolve and grow to serve your membership better. It is also a way to build capacity and activism within your local. This is not an off the shelf workshop. Each situation is different and requires a tailor made approach.
February 4 - 5, 2020 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
At this workshop we will be looking at our Leadership Styles and challenges we face to make our membership inclusive and empowered.
We will review the Bylaws and applicable Local Policies that set out your Roles and Responsibility, so please bring your copies with you.
Discussions will be had on how we can make the Local more vibrant and structured, so everyone feels supported in their role and knows that someone has their back.
Feb 4, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Practice coaching members who are in conflict with other members, and work with a four-step approach to basic mediation.
February 5 - 6, 2020 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
- Basics of Incident Investigations
- Making Committees Work
- Understanding Mental Injuries at Work
- Violence Prevention
Feb 5, 2020 | Peterborough Area Office, Peterborough, Ontario | English
To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This workshop covers the four pillars of a well run strike: administration, finance/strike pay, communications and picket schedules.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Strike Committee.
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Saskatoon Area Office, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | English
To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This workshop covers the four pillars of a well run strike: administration, finance/strike pay, communications and picket schedules.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Strike Committee.
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English | $35
- Conflict Skills for Stewards
- Handling Discipline and Discharge
- Representing Members in Front of Management
- Understanding Mental Health
**ALL Participants must have completed pre-requisite Introduction to Stewarding course.**
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Leading As a Team, Note Taking for Bargaining, How Bargaining Works
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Regina, Saskatchewan | English
Four Steward Learning Series Modules will be offered for Local 5430, Region 3 ONLY
- Notetaking
- Representing Members in front of Management
- Duty of Fair Representation
-Handling Discipline and Discharge
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Local 2058, Langley, British Columbia | English
- At the Bargaining Table
- How Bargaining Works
- Analyzing Your Collective Agreement
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $50 (Affiliate) | $50 (Non-affiliate)
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 chance to put the learning into practice.

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