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November 28 - 29, 2018 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Regina, Saskatchewan | English
Feel more comfortable “speaking up” in different situations – speeches, meetings, and one-on-one communication.
In this workshop, you will:
• know what makes a speech or presentation effective;
• learn and practice tips for dealing with nervousness;
• prepare an outline for a speech or presentation;
• gain experience speaking in front of a supportive group.

NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.
Nov 29, 2018 | CUPE Saskatoon Area Office, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | 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. 
November 29 - 30, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
This workshop examines the biggest threat to CUPE jobs and public services. Find out how to:
• spot the early warning signs of privatization
• respond to privatization and contracting-out threats
• build a campaign to fight privatization in your local
November 29 - 30, 2018 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | English
Two-day workshop on Understanding Mental Health, Conflict Resolution Skills for Stewards, and Creating Accommodation-Friendly Workplaces.
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.


Nov 30, 2018 | CUPE Saskatoon Area Office, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | English
Once secretary-treasurers and trustees complete the Financial Essentials 1-day workshop, they will spend Day 2 learning about bookkeeping and auditing.

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.
December 1 - 2, 2018 | CUPE Atlantic Regional Office, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.

To receive a Steward Learning Series Certificate, you must complete:
 All modules in Section A
 At least 7 modules of your choice from Section B, including at least 3 Equality Modules (with an *)
 The modules don’t have to be taken in any order.
December 1 - 2, 2018 | CUPE Sydney Area office, Sydney, Nova Scotia | English
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… How can they benefit my local? How are groups using social media for activism? How can I deal with people’s resistance? What are the guidelines for using social media? Explore questions like these and get lots of hands-on practice in CUPE’s Social Media workshop.
December 2 - 7, 2018 | White Oaks Resort & Spa, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario | English | $1775
Registration, Dinner & Welcome Briefing on Sunday evening beginning at 4 pm. Workshop times are 9 am - 5 pm (Monday - Thursday) & 9 am - 12 pm (Friday). Please note, some workshops will run extend hours or require evening work.
December 4 - 5, 2018 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and unions under the Duty to Accommodate. In this workshop you will:
• explore case law, key concepts and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law;
• learn to make the case for accommodating workers and how to help union representatives and employers come up with appropriate accommodations for members;
• Look at how we can break down stereotypes and stigma to support the accommodation process for those who need it.
December 4 - 5, 2018 | Four Points Sheraton, Edmundston, New Brunswick | French
Before you start the series, you must complete the 9-hour Introduction to Health and Safety workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Health and Safety Learning Series. All modules are 3 hours.

To receive a Health and Safety Learning Series Certificate, you must complete:
All modules in the Skills section
At least 3 modules of your choice from the Perspectives section
At least 3 modules of your choice from the Hazards specific section
The modules don’t have to be taken in any particular order
December 4 - 5, 2018 | CUPE Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick | English
Before you start the series, you must complete the 9-hour Introduction to Health and Safety workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Health and Safety Learning Series. All modules are 3 hours.

To receive a Health and Safety Learning Series Certificate, you must complete:
All modules in the Skills section
At least 3 modules of your choice from the Perspectives section
At least 3 modules of your choice from the Hazards specific section
The modules don’t have to be taken in any particular order
December 6 - 7, 2018 | CUPE Bathurst, Beresford, New Brunswick | English
Learn about the different forms of privatization in CUPE workplaces, and how it impacts our members, services, and the public, and what we can do about it as stewards.
December 6 - 7, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
Two-Day workshop on Handling Discipline and Discharge, Building Your Case, and What's Our Duty?
December 6 - 7, 2018 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | 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.
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.
January 10 - 11, 2019 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
Two-day workshop on Challenging Homophobia in the Workplace, Challenging Racism in the Workplace, and Connecting with Aboriginal Workers.
January 10 - 11, 2019 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | 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.

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