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Jun 19, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | 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.
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.
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.
Sep 13, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
This module explores the structure, role and function of health and safety committees, their strengths and limitations, and how they can best work within the legislative framework, and within our union.
September 14 - 15, 2018 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, 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 14 - 15, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, 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 21 - 22, 2018 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | 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.
Sep 25, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
This module equips stewards to be proactive when meeting with management. Learn tips for effective meetings, and build confidence by practicing meeting situations.
September 28 - 30, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, Alberta | English
This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members

Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union's funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees.

Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union's books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union's financial health.

LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members

Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union's funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees.

Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union's books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union's financial health.

LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.
September 28 - 29, 2018 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
This course serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as:
• Identification of hazards;
• Hierarchy of controls;
• The basic role of health and safety committees;
• Basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: See more Health and Safety courses in the Health and Safety Learning Series.
Oct 11, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
In this module, you will learn techniques for identifying hazards, such as body maps, surveys and inspections. You will also develop a methodology for dealing with the hazards you find.
October 12 - 13, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, Alberta | English
This course serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as:
• Identification of hazards;
• Hierarchy of controls;
• The basic role of health and safety committees;
• Basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: See more Health and Safety courses in the Health and Safety Learning Series.
October 12 - 14, 2018 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members

Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union's funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees.

Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union's books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union's financial health.

LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.
Oct 23, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Good grievance handling means keeping well organized files. Learn how to research a case thoroughly, how to separate facts from opinions, and tips for taking good notes.
October 26 - 27, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
With the right vision, your local can be stronger.
This workshop covers:
• issues, problems and solutions that are relevant to your local
• strategies for making your local more inclusive
• an action plan to strengthen your local
Nov 15, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
New forms of work, job insecurity, work intensification, high demands, violence and a resulting poor work-life balance are resulting in psychosocial and mental health problems in CUPE workplaces. This module focuses on the workplace as the cause of mental health issues, and not the individual. Discuss strategies and actions that actually help make workplaces psychologically healthier and safer.
November 16 - 17, 2018 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | 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 change to put the learning into practice.
November 16 - 17, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, Alberta | 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.
November 23 - 24, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, Alberta | 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.
Nov 27, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Learn about key legal concepts and terms, and the role of the stewards during the employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings.
November 30 - December 1, 2018 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
How do we create a welcoming, inclusive, and discrimination-free environment for Indigenous members in the workplace and in the union?
In this workshop you will:
• identify the injustices that Indigenous people have faced and still face today;
• learn how Indigenous peoples have resisted injustice, including the Idle No More movement;
• analyze why oppression of Indigenous peoples continues today;
• strategize actions we can take as allies to support justice for Indigenous peoples.

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