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April 20 - 21, 2018 | Kikiwak Inn, Opaskwayak, Manitoba | English | $60
Financial Essentials
This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union.

Financial Officers
Once Secretary-Treasurers and Trustees complete the Financial Essentials workshop, they will spend the second day learning about book-keeping and auditing.
April 26 - 27, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
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.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
This Steward Learning Series module will offer:
- Handling Discipline and Discharge
- Handling Grievances
- What's Our Duty?

It is a pre-requisite to have Introduction to Stewarding.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | 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 in the union, create space for more members to get involved, and strengthen solidarity in the labour movement and in our communities.
May 15, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $20
In this module, stewards practice coaching members who are in conflict with other members, and work with a four-step approach to basic mediation techniques.
May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
The Health and Safety Learning Series will give participants who have completed the Introduction to Health and Safety workshop a wide range of knowledge and skills to be successful while working on a health and safety committee, or as a health and safety representative. Participants will also be challenged to think about the different ways that health and safety intersects with human rights issues in our union and our community. Members will learn how they can contribute to social justice causes, while improving health and safety in the workplace.

This Summer School presents the following modules from the Health and Safety Learning Series:
• Basics of Incident Investigation
• Identifying and Documenting Hazards
• Law and Orders
• Making Committees Work
• Understanding Mental Injuries at Work
• Women and Work Hazards
• Ergonomics
• Workload and Overwork
• Bargaining Health and Safety

In order to register, you must have completed the 9-hour Introduction to Health and Safety workshop.

May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
Calling all stewards! The Steward Learning Series recognizes that the steward has an important role to play in a number of areas in the workplace and the union. It provides an opportunity for stewards to explore a number of topics – all from a steward’s point of view.

This Summer School presents the following modules from the Steward Learning Series:
• Handling Discipline and Discharge
• Handling Grievances
• Representing Members in Front of Management
• What’s Our Duty
• Building Your Case
• Notetaking
• Resolving Grievances without Going to Arbitration
• What Stewards Need to Know about Arbitration
• Conflict Resolution Skills

We will also have a course on Current Legal Issues.

In order to register, you must have completed the 9-hour Introduction to Stewarding workshop.

Participants are expected to attend for the full duration of all the SLS modules, even if they have previously taken a module(s).

Please bring your Collective Agreement, Steward Handbook and Steward Learning Series Passport.
May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
This course will explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members around mental health and mental illness. Learn what to do about stigma and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.

Also, we will look at new forms of work, job security, work intensification, high demands, violence and a resulting poor work-life balance resulting in psychosocial and mental health problems in CUPE workplaces.

This course focuses on the workplace as the cause of mental health issues, and not the individual.
May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
This course will help you gain the confidence you need to speak up at a meeting or public event. Learn ways to deal with nervousness and how to prepare and present.

We will also learn about following the rule of order when chairing a meeting, including the role of the chair and the different elements of holding a meeting.
June 14 - 15, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
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.

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