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October 17 - 19, 2019 | Delta Manor Education Centre, Delta, 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

Oct 19, 2019 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, 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.
Oct 19, 2019 | Prince George Area Office, Prince George, 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.
Oct 22, 2019 | Fraser Lake Learning Centre, Fraser Lake, British Columbia | English
- Ergonomics
- Making Committees Work
October 24 - 26, 2019 | Village Green Hotel, Vernon, 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 24 - 25, 2019 | CUPE Terrace Area Office, Terrace, 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.
Oct 25, 2019 | Peter Ewart Middle School, Langley, British Columbia | English
This event will focus on “Inclusivity”, “Diversity”, “Respect in the Workplace” and “Multiculturalism”.
Oct 25, 2019 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, 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.
October 26 - 27, 2019 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
- Conflict Ready Executives
- Leadership Essentials
- Leading as a Team
October 29 - November 1, 2019 | Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, Smithers, British Columbia | English | $60 (Affiliate) | $120 (Non-affiliate)
1. Local Executive Training $60 affiliates/ $120 non-affiliates
- Conflict Ready Executives
- Financial Essentials
- Leading as a Team
- Parliamentary Procedure
2. Steward Learning Series $60 affiliates/ $120 non-affiliates
- Introduction to Stewarding
- Psychologically Safe Workplaces
- Solidarity with Indigenous Workers
- Understanding Mental Health
3. Combatting Workplace Bullying $30 affiliates/ $60 non-affiliates
4. Social Media $30 affiliates/ $60 non-affiliates
- At the Bargaining Table - Before Bargaining Starts
- Notetaking for Bargaining

Please find the brochure for the upcoming Fall 2019 NADC School in Smithers Oct 29 - Nov 1 at the following link

Brochure
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All workshop registrations must be completed online.
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October 30 - 31, 2019 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
- Handling Discipline & Discharge
- Representing Members in Front of Management
- Mediating Member to Member Conflict
- Ally Skills for Stewards
October 31 - November 1, 2019 | Resource Education Centre, Surrey, British Columbia | 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.
November 5 - 6, 2019 | CUPE Comox Valley Area Office, Courtenay, British Columbia | English | $20
This course will look at economic, political, social forces at play between union and management. It will examine the roles and rights of each group and the different types of union/management relationships and styles. We will look at the power, bias, and privilege dynamics between union and management and how we can communicate effectively. We will focus on problem solving – understanding issues, developing strategies, finding and presenting facts and argument, finding areas of agreement, building solutions, implementing and maintaining solutions. Participants can expect lots of participation, interaction, and role-plays along with practical skills and tools for communication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.
November 6 - 7, 2019 | CUPE Local 403, Langley, British Columbia | English
- Financial Essentials
- Financial Officers
November 7 - 8, 2019 | CUPE Terrace Area Office, Terrace, 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.
November 7 - 8, 2019 | CUPE Local 439, Courtenay, British Columbia | English | $20
- Introduction to Stewarding
- Creating Accommodation-Friendly Workplace
Nov 7, 2019 | Desert Garden Seniors Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia | English
As activists in our unions, we often ask why members are not more involved. This workshop asks a different question: Who is involved and who isn't and what might be some reasons why? How might our unconscious biases contribute to this? How can we represent members in a way that invites those on the margins to get involved and to see the union as place where they want to make a difference?
Nov 13, 2019 | CUPE Local 403, Langley, British Columbia | English
In this workshop, the local executive:
• analyzes their contract and identifies gaps;
• learns about the Collective Agreement Information System (CAIS) and the importance of using clear language.

NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive.
November 14 - 16, 2019 | Hollywood Road Education Services, Kelowna, 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

November 14 - 15, 2019 | Creston Hotel and Suites, Creston, British Columbia | English
- Introduction to Stewarding
- Stewards and Health and Safety
Nov 20, 2019 | University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia | English
Learn the legal framework for the duty to accommodate, what a good accommodation process and plan look like, and what to do if the employer is not willing to provide reasonable accommodation.
Nov 20, 2019 | CUPE Comox Valley Area Office, Courtenay, British Columbia | English | $10
Learn about CUPE structure and about the values and principles of the labour movement. Understand the roles and responsibilities of elected officers, the bylaws and constitution that structure our organization. Leave knowing how to make your voice heard at a union meeting and how to participate in the decisions of your union.
November 20 - 22, 2019 | CUPE Local 402, Surrey, 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

November 20 - 21, 2019 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English | $20
- Financial Essentials
- Financial Officers

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