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November 24 - 25, 2018 | Liverpool Best Western Plus, Liverpool, 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.
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. 
November 24 - 25, 2018 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $20
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 26 - 30, 2018 | Windsor Area Office, Windsor, Ontario | English | $150 (Member) | $175 (Non-member)
Local Executive Training
November 26 - 27, 2018 | CUPE Kelowna Area Office, Kelowna, British Columbia | English | $40
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.
Nov 26, 2018 | Hamilton Area Office, Hamilton, Ontario | 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.
November 27 - 28, 2018 | Days Inn & Suites Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick | 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 and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.
November 27 - 28, 2018 | Geraldton Complex, Geraldton, Ontario | English | $70 (Member) | $95 (Non-member)
Health and Safety Series
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 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 28, 2018 | Hamilton Area Office, Hamilton, Ontario | 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 28 - 29, 2018 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
Recording Secretary and Challenging Homophobia in the Workplace
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.

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