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October 19 - 20, 2018 | Local 966, Mississauga, Ontario | English
This 12 hour course provides participants with the knowledge of the benefits and services available and how to properly conduct themselves as representatives in the workers’ compensation system. Benefits and services will be explained in detail, including NEL, FEL, LOE, LMR and PPD. Participants will be shown how the Board calculates injured workers’ benefits. Short term and long term calculations will be explained so that participants understand what and when monetary items such as overtime are included in the worker’s earnings basis. Legislative and policy changes including Bills 162, 165, 15 and 99 will be discussed. Participants will gain an appreciation of the Board’s Service Delivery Model which will foster better interaction techniques. Participants will learn how to examine claim files and master the art of communication with physicians and Board staff. Hands on experience will be received through a series of exercises using a Board file. Pre-requisites are the Level 1 ODRT course or equivalency.
Oct 20, 2018 | Local 416, Toronto, Ontario | English
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.
October 25 - 26, 2018 | CUPE Cornwall Area Office, Cornwall, Ontario | English | $20
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
October 30 - 31, 2018 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
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Nov 1, 2018 | Local 1287, Thorold, 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.
November 3 - 4, 2018 | CUPE Local 543, Windsor, Ontario | English | $75 (Member) | $95 (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.
November 5 - 7, 2018 | CUPE North Bay Area Office, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
An introductory course that provides an overview of Ontario's compensation system. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of workers’ compensation. Parts of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act will be reviewed to give a clear understanding of what workers and employers are covered mandatorily under the compensation scheme. There will be detailed discussion regarding the legal definition of accident as well understanding what injuries are considered work-related. The Board’s legal tests that are applied in decision-making will be examined. Participants will review the statutory obligations of both workers and employers mandated by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. They will also learn what rights are provided by the legislation. Also included will be a review of Early and Safe Return to Work, the re-employment obligation and insight into the operations of the WSIB. Hands on experience interpreting and completing Board forms are included.
Nov 5, 2018 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $20
Stewards need to work with health and safety activists to ensure the workplace is healthy and safe for members. Learn about health and safety rights, and how stewards can support this important area of union work.
Nov 6, 2018 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $20
Learn how to recognize harassment, educate the members about harassment, and represent members who are involved in harassment complaints.
November 8 - 9, 2018 | CUPE Kenora Area Office, Kenora, Ontario | English | $30 (Member) | $45 (Non-member)
Health and Safety Series
November 8 - 9, 2018 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $25 (Non-member)
Health and Safety Series
November 9 - 10, 2018 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Steward Learning Series
Nov 10, 2018 | Local 416, 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.
November 10 - 11, 2018 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $75 (Member) | $90 (Non-member)
Niagara District CUPE Council School
Nov 12, 2018 | Local 79, Toronto, Ontario | English
Stewards need to work with health and safety activists to ensure the workplace is healthy and safe for members. Learn about health and safety rights, and how stewards can support this important area of union work.
November 12 - 13, 2018 | CUPE North Bay Area Office, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
This workshop will help you gain the confidence you need to speak up at a meeting or public event. Take the opportunity, in a supportive environment to practice speaking on various issues and resolutions. Learn ways to deal with nervousness, and how to prepare and present.

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