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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 - 28, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, Alberta | English
The following workshops will be offered at the fall school:
*Introduction to Health & Safety
*Steward Learning Series - Mediating Member to Member Conflict/Handling Discipline and Discharge/Challenging Homophobia in the Workplace
*CURC - Pre-Retirement Workshop
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
November 9 - 10, 2018 | CUPE Grande Prairie Office, Grande Prairie, Alberta | English
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.
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.
November 23 - 24, 2018 | Local 408 Office, Lethbridge, 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.
November 23 - 24, 2018 | Local 417 Office, Red Deer, 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.
Nov 24, 2018 | TBA, Drumheller, 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. 
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.
November 30 - December 1, 2018 | CUPE Calgary Area Office, Calgary, Alberta | English
Learn about women’s oppression, politics and social change – all from a woman’s perspective. Explore the barriers, challenges and opportunities for women in the union. Discover your own personal leadership style and develop a plan for your personal next step.

NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.


December 7 - 8, 2018 | CUPE Calgary Area Office, Calgary, 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.
Dec 13, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
This module looks at the musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, such as strains or carpal tunnel syndrome, the risk factors, and the employers’ obligations to prevent these types of injuries.
Dec 18, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Learn how to recognize harassment, educate the members about harassment, and represent members who are involved in harassment complaints.

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