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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.

August 20 - 23, 2018 | Hilton Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia | English
-What's Our Duty
-Building Your Case
-Representing Members in Front of Management
-Notetaking for Bargaining
-Strategic Planning for Bargaining
August 22 - 23, 2018 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | 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.
Aug 23, 2018 | Resort Village of Candle Lake, Candle Lake, Saskatchewan | 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.
Aug 23, 2018 | Resort Village of Candle Lake, Candle Lake, Saskatchewan | 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.
August 23 - 24, 2018 | Wilkie Curling Rink Lounge, Wilkie, Saskatchewan | 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.
Aug 23, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Learn how to identify root causes of workplace incidents, injuries, and diseases, common routes of entry of toxic substances, and your role in the investigation process.
August 24 - 25, 2018 | Drumheller Recreation Centre, Drumheller, 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.
Aug 25, 2018 | Local 3261, Toronto, Ontario | English
In this workshop, picket captains learn about:
• the issues in dispute;
• the strike plan;
• their responsibilities;
• how to manage situations that might come up on the picket line.

NOTE: This workshop is for picket captains.
Aug 28, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Learn about where stewards get their authority in the workplace, the duty of fair representation, and other labour laws that cover the workplace.
Aug 29, 2018 | Tommy Douglas Collegiate, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | English
Championing human rights in the workplace and the union is a vital role of local union leaders. But what does it really mean to act as a good ally? In this workshop, we will explore ways to reduce personal bias, challenge oppression, and act in solidarity with members from marginalized and equity-seeking groups.
Aug 29, 2018 | Tommy Douglas Collegiate, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | English
Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia play out in our workplaces, locals, and communities. Learn how to challenge these kinds of discrimination, and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer and intersex members at work.
Sep 4, 2018 | The Gathering Place, Smithers, British Columbia | 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.
September 6 - 7, 2018 | Best Western Inn, Cobourg, Ontario | English
Steward Training
September 7 - 8, 2018 | 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.
September 7 - 8, 2018 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, 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.
September 8 - 9, 2018 | CUPE Atlantic Regional Office, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | English
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.
Sep 10, 2018 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | 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.
Sep 10, 2018 | Local 79, Toronto, Ontario | English
Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? This module answers important questions like these, and provides practice time to work on note taking skills.
Sep 11, 2018 | Local 1022, Belleville, Ontario | English | $30
In this module, stewards practice coaching members who are in conflict with other members, and work with a four-step approach to basic mediation techniques.
Sep 11, 2018 | CUPE North Bay Area Office, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
An overview of the most recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act in Ontario; a general overview of the ESA and the LRA and how they relate to unions; a brief overview of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Health and Safety Act and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and how they relate to unionized workplaces; an overview of some changes and proposed changes to legislated leaves of absence: Ontario: Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave; Federal: changes to the Employment Insurance waiting period.
September 11 - 12, 2018 | CUPE Local 5430 Office, Region 4, Weyburn, Saskatchewan | 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.
September 11 - 12, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $50 (Non-member)
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