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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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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 6 - 7, 2019 | CUPE Local 403, Langley, British Columbia | English
- Financial Essentials
- Financial Officers
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?
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 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 15, 2019 | TBA, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia | English
Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.
Nov 18, 2019 | Canadian Airways Lodge 764, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Richmond, 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.
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 Local 338 Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English | $20
- Financial Essentials
- Financial Officers
November 26 - 27, 2019 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
- Conflict Ready Executives
- Leadership Essentials
- Leading as a Team
Nov 27, 2019 | CUPE Local 403, Langley, British Columbia | English
- Growing Our Mobilizing Power
- What Stewards Need to Know About Bargaining
Nov 28, 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.
Nov 28, 2019 | CUPE BC Regional Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | 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.
November 28 - 29, 2019 | CUPE Cranbrook Area Office, Cranbrook, 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 28 - 29, 2019 | CUPE Comox Valley Area Office, Courtenay, 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 28 - 29, 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.
Nov 29, 2019 | Holiday Inn, Vancouver, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you build union solidarity in locals where some members of the union supervise other members. It provides tips on how unionized supervisors can carry out their duties and discusses how locals can ensure that tensions between supervisors and those supervised don’t get in the way of the local union’s activities.

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