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August 22 - 23, 2018 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | 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.
Aug 25, 2018 | Local 3261, Toronto, Ontario | 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.
September 6 - 7, 2018 | Best Western Inn, Cobourg, Ontario | English
Steward Training
Sep 10, 2018 | Local 79, Toronto, Ontario | 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.
Sep 10, 2018 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | 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.
September 11 - 12, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $50 (Non-member)
SLS Series
Sep 11, 2018 | CUPE North Bay Area Office, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
An overview of the most recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act in Ontario; a general overview of the ESA and the LRA and how they relate to unions; a brief overview of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Health and Safety Act and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and how they relate to unionized workplaces; an overview of some changes and proposed changes to legislated leaves of absence: Ontario: Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave; Federal: changes to the Employment Insurance waiting period.
Sep 11, 2018 | Local 1022, Belleville, Ontario | English | $30
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.
September 13 - 14, 2018 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $25 (Non-member)
Bargaining
Sep 15, 2018 | Local 416, Toronto, Ontario | English
There are workers with disabilities in every workplace. Learn about different kinds of disabilities and what you can do as stewards to create accessible workplaces.
September 15 - 16, 2018 | Local 2936, Oshawa, Ontario | English | $10
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 20 - 21, 2018 | CUPE Lakehead Area Office, Thunder Bay, Ontario | English | $30 (Member) | $45 (Non-member)
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 | Local 79, Toronto, Ontario | 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.
Sep 21, 2018 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $10
Locals work with staff to put together a strategic planning session. Strategic planning is a collaborative way to set achievable and measurable goals for your local. It will help you determine what will be implemented over a matter of weeks and years so your local can evolve and grow to serve your membership better. It is also a way to build capacity and activism within your local. This is not an off the shelf workshop. Each situation is different and requires a tailor made approach.
September 22 - 23, 2018 | Local 1238, Wallaceburg, Ontario | 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 23 - 28, 2018 | NAV Centre, Cornwall, Ontario | Bilingual | $1400
CUPE’ s Union Development Department is proud to host the 5th Annual André Lamoureux Memorial School taking place at the Nav Centre.

Brother André Lamoureux was a dedicated union activist, who began his career within the School Board Sector before proudly becoming a National Servicing Representative within the Cornwall Area. He went on to occupy a position as Assistant Regional Director as well as Assistant Director of Organizing and Regional Services and was greatly respected by his fellow Sisters and Brothers. It is with great honour that we commemorate André by naming this Educational Opportunity after him, in the area that he originated.
Sep 25, 2018 | Local 1022 Union Office, Belleville, Ontario | English | $30
Too much conflict? Not enough? Either one can be a sign of trouble. High functioning executives welcome conflict and handle it well. Learn where we tend to get stuck and figure out how to work together to serve the needs of the membership.
Sep 26, 2018 | Local 1764, Whitby, Ontario | English
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.
September 28 - 29, 2018 | Local 79, Toronto, Ontario | 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 29 - 30, 2018 | Peterborough Area Office, Peterborough, Ontario | English
This workshop will interest you if your local is thinking about a joint job evaluation program for pay equity purposes, or if you have new joint pay equity committee members. It covers topics such as collection of job information, rating jobs, weights, banding, selection of male comparators, job-to-job and proportional value comparisons and achieving/maintaining pay equity. (Please bring a calculator)

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