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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.

February 26 - 27, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
Join us for the second installment of the Roots to Power Series, focusing on organizing and online activism.

This event is for Alberta Locals only.
Feb 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.
Mar 1, 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, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
Mar 1, 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.
Mar 1, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
In this workshop, participants will learn what workplace mapping is and why we do it, different kinds of maps, what information to collect, and how to identify organic leaders.

This workshop is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 2, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
This course provides a general overview of the legislation changes brought in by Bill 32. You will learn more about CUPE’s strategy in resisting this legislation and how to ensure your local is prepared.

This is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 2, 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.
Mar 2, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, Ontario | English
In this online workshop, you will role-play bargaining using the Zoom platform. Your Bargaining Committee will be divided into 2 groups - Employer and Union - and you will role-play the exchange proposals, caucus and practice virtual bargaining with each other.

NOTE: This workshop requires some advance preparation. Materials required will be provided 1-week before the workshop.
Mar 3, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
In Part 1 of this training, participants will learn about the principles of effective member engagement and how to incorporate key messages about Bill 32 when talking to members. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to Part 2.

This workshop is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 4, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
In Part 2 of this training, participants will identify challenges and explore having difficult conversations with members.

This workshop is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 5, 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, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 
Mar 9, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
This course provides a general overview of the legislation changes brought in by Bill 32. You will learn more about CUPE’s strategy in resisting this legislation and how to ensure your local is prepared.

This is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 9, 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.
Mar 9, 2021 | Zoom Call, Toronto, 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.
Mar 9, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, 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 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.
Mar 10, 2021 | Virtual - Atlantic, online, Nova Scotia | 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.
Mar 11, 2021 | Online via Zoom, Fredericton, New Brunswick | English
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.

NOTE: Please bring a copy of your local bylaws to the workshop.
Mar 11, 2021 | Zoom, Edmonton, Alberta | English
In this workshop, participants will learn what workplace mapping is and why we do it, different kinds of maps, what information to collect, and how to identify organic leaders.

This workshop is only for Alberta Locals.
Mar 11, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.
Mar 11, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | 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.
Mar 16, 2021 | Online, 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 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.
Mar 16, 2021 | ONLINE, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking in this online workshop.
Mar 17, 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.
Mar 18, 2021 | Online, 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.

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