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Please note we are not offering face-to-face workshops for the time being.

CUPE Union Education is now offering online education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our online workshops are held on Zoom and are available to CUPE members from coast to coast to coast. Current topics include anti-racism, bargaining, stewarding and financial officer orientations, with more on the way. Check in regularly to see what’s new!

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.

Oct 20, 2021 | Zoom, ONLINE, Alberta | English
The Treasurer Network Meeting is open to all Alberta Secretary-Treasurers
Oct 21, 2021 | Ottawa, 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 stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Oct 22, 2021 | Online, Ontario | English
This online workshop will help new trustees understand their role and responsibilities. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of union finances, financial controls, and financial terms as well as the basics of the trustees' audit.
Oct 25, 2021 | Online, Ontario | English
This online workshop covers what racism looks like in our society and in our union, and your role in challenging it.

Participation in this online workshop qualifies for a stamp in the passport for the Stewart Learning Series (SLS) for Challenging Racism in the Workplace.
Oct 27, 2021 | ONLINE, Pan Canadian | English
Hosted by CUPE Saskatchewan Division, join this webinar with featured guest speakers for a panel discussion about anti-racism and building solidarity to confront oppression.
Panelists:
- Tristen Durocher, Walking With Our Angels
- Fatima Gardaad, CLC National Coordinator, Anti-Racism & Human Rights
- Yolanda McClean, CUPE National Diversity Vice-President
- Gina McKay, CLC Equity Vice-President, LGBTQ2+ Workers
- Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

This event is open to all CUPE members and anyone interested in joining.

To see the full notice, click on the link below:
cupe.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/SaskatchewanSecretarialstaff/EaWuiphg011ChpN3VDX_w3wBs3jv7FKtva5EGz-0oY4iug?e=KYpJCn
Oct 27, 2021 | 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: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Oct 27, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
This online workshop will help new trustees understand their role and responsibilities. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of union finances, financial controls, and financial terms as well as the basics of the trustees' audit.
Oct 28, 2021 | 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 29, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
This online workshop will help newly-elected treasurers learn about the basics of the local union’s finances. You will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, keeping the books, and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
Nov 1, 2021 | Online, Nova Scotia | English
In this workshop, participants will explore:
- The value of conflict for effective groups
- How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond
- The kinds of conflict executives struggle with
- Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive
Nov 9, 2021 | Zoom, ONLINE, Alberta | English
This online workshop covers what racism looks like in our society and in our union, and your role in challenging it.

Participation in this online workshop qualifies for a stamp in the passport for the Stewart Learning Series (SLS) for Challenging Racism in the Workplace.
Nov 10, 2021 | 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 stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.
Nov 15, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
This online workshop will help newly-elected treasurers learn about the basics of the local union’s finances. You will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, keeping the books, and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
Nov 17, 2021 | Zoom, ONLINE, Alberta | English
The Treasurer Network Meeting is open to all Alberta Secretary-Treasurers
Nov 24, 2021 | 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: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Nov 29, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
This online workshop will help new trustees understand their role and responsibilities. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of union finances, financial controls, and financial terms as well as the basics of the trustees' audit.
Nov 30, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
This online workshop will help newly-elected treasurers learn about the basics of the local union’s finances. You will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, keeping the books, and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
Dec 15, 2021 | Zoom, ONLINE, Alberta | English
The Treasurer Network Meeting is open to all Alberta Secretary Treasurers
January 24 - 28, 2022 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English | $60
This course is for those who work as or desire to work as Return to Work Specialists. The course focuses on the process of helping injured workers return to work as quickly and safely as possible, with dignity and job security. Topics include: identifying and overcoming barriers in the RTW process, determining essential duties, identifying and offering short term and long term suitable work, how to develop accommodation and job restructuring plans, worker obligations, disability related legal principles including the duty to accommodate, the employers’ obligation under legislation, contract language, RTW committees, Labour Market Re-entry services and RTW mediation. Graduates of this course will be prepared to immediately impact on re-employment at their individual workplaces. Their contributions can result in significant cost savings for the employer and the Board alike. Pre-requisites are Level I and II ODRT courses or equivalency.

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