Education Opportunities

Union Education is the backbone of a strong union. CUPE 951 regularly hosts and offers courses on campus but also sends members to courses and workshops around BC.  If you are interested in the opportunities below contact Nykita Downie  at cupelocal951edc@gmail.com

CUPE EDUCATION

 

JUNE OFFERINGS

 

BARG – Strike Preparation (OLS)

Jun 9, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This online workshop covers the basics of a well-run strike: administration, finance / strike pay, communications and picketing coordination.

NOTE: This workshop is for a local Strike Committee.

 

Preparing for Bargaining & Mobilizing for Bargaining

Jun 10, 2022 | Graduate Student Center (GCS), Victoria, British Columbia | English

Preparing for Bargaining – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mobilizing for Bargaining – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

LET – Conflict-Ready Executives (OLS)

Jun 14, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this workshop, participants will explore:
– The value of conflict for effective groups
– How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond
– The kinds of conflict executives struggle with
– Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & Part 2 (OLS)

Jun 15, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 – 9am to 12pm
Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2 – 1pm to 4pm

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & 2 (OLS)

Jun 17, 2022 | University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia | English

Introduction to Stewarding: Part 1 (OLS) – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2 (OLS) – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

BARG – Mobilizing for Bargaining (OLS)

Jun 20, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this online workshop, locals will learn to assess how well their members are engaged. The session covers building power by mobilizing members to build solidarity and support for the bargaining committee.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.

Participants need:
– Pens/markers and paper.
– Membership list

LET – Leading as a Team (OLS)

Jun 21, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this workshop, executive teams explore power and responsibility that comes with it, how we work in teams and how to balance our leadership styles to engage the membership and work effectively across diversity.

 

Duty of Fair Representation (OLS)

Jun 22, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this online workshop, you will learn about your local’s duty to represent your members, the legal requirements of fair representation and how it applies to your collective agreement and other laws covering your workplace.

NOTE: Stewards who have completed the Introduction to Stewarding module can receive a stamp in their passport after completing this workshop.

 

SLS – Notetaking (OLS)

Jun 22, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking in this online workshop.

 

BARG – Strike Preparation (OLS)

Jun 23, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This online workshop covers the basics of a well-run strike: administration, finance / strike pay, communications and picketing coordination.

NOTE: This workshop is for a local Strike Committee.

 

BARG – Strike Preparation (OLS)

Jun 24, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This online workshop covers the basics of a well-run strike: administration, finance / strike pay, communications and picketing coordination.

NOTE: This workshop is for a local Strike Committee.

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & Part 2

Jun 29, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 – 9am to 12pm
Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2 – 1pm to 4pm

 

BARG – Strike Preparation (OLS)

Jun 30, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This online workshop covers the basics of a well-run strike: administration, finance / strike pay, communications and picketing coordination.

NOTE: This workshop is for a local Strike Committee.

 

JULY OFFERINGS

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 (OLS)

Jul 6, 2022 | On Line, British Columbia | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2 (OLS)

Jul 13, 2022 | On Line, British Columbia | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.

 

Health and Safety – An Introduction – Part One (OLS)

Jul 20, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

This 2-part online workshop serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as the:
• identification of hazards;
• hierarchy of controls;
• basic role of health and safety committees;
• basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: Completion of this workshop is required to register for Part Two.

 

Health and Safety – An Introduction – Part Two (OLS)

Jul 27, 2022 | On Line, British Columbia | English

This 2-part online workshop serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as the:
• identification of hazards;
• hierarchy of controls;
• basic role of health and safety committees;
• basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: Completion of Part One is required to attend this workshop. Once both parts are complete, you will have fulfilled the pre-requisite to register for all other workshops in the Health and Safety Learning Series.

 

AUGUST OFFERINGS

 

Challenging Racism (OLS)

Aug 3, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

This online workshop covers what racism looks like in our society and in our union, and your role in challenging it.

Participation in this online workshop qualifies for a stamp in the passport for the Stewart Learning Series (SLS) for Challenging Racism in the Workplace.

 

Introduction to Allyship (OLS)

Aug 10, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Participants will learn how to build a practice of allyship in their personal lives as well as in their locals, workplaces and communities. Learners will explore definitions, principles and applications of good allyship, and discuss related topics like white supremacy, privilege, comfort zones and strategies for collective action.

 

SLS – Conflict skills for stewards

Aug 17, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Unresolved workplace conflict is stressful and weakens the union. Learn about the sources of workplace conflict and how to choose a response that fits the situation. Practice conflict communication skills that will help you resolve conflict at work and in the union.

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 (OLS)

Aug 24, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: After you have completed this course, remember to sign up for Part 2 to get the Intro to Stewarding stamp in your passport. You will need this to take any of the courses in the Steward Learning Series.

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2 (OLS)

Aug 31, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | 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 online workshop is for you!

Note: This is Part 2 of Introduction to Stewarding. Part 1 is a pre-requisite to this course.

 

SEPTEMBER OFFERINGS

 

SLS – Notetaking (OLS)

Sep 7, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking in this online workshop.

 

Introduction to Allyship (OLS)

Sep 14, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Participants will learn how to build a practice of allyship in their personal lives as well as in their locals, workplaces and communities. Learners will explore definitions, principles and applications of good allyship, and discuss related topics like white supremacy, privilege, comfort zones and strategies for collective action.

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & Part 2 (OLS)

Sep 21, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 (OLS) – 9am to 12pm (Pacific)
Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2 (OLS) – 1pm to 4pm (Pacific)

 

Health & Safety Introduction – Part 1 & Part 2 (OLS)

Sep 28, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Health & Safety an Introduction – Part 1 (OLS) – 9am to 12pm
Health & Safety an Introduction – Part 2 (OLS) – 1pm to 4pm

 

CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS

 

UNION STEWARDS HANDBOOK

Union Stewards Handbook

Being a union steward is one of the most rewarding and meaningful ways you can bring more fairness and inclusion to the workplace. The Canadian Labour Congress provides this Union Steward Handbook to help new union stewards, but anyone can learn from it. As a worker, whether you are in a union or not, there is much here that can… 

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SCHOOLS

CLC/NBFL Atlantic Region Fall School

NB, Saint John
October 2, 2022 – October 4, 2022
CLC/NBFL Atlantic Region Fall School Labour education builds solidarity and knowledge. It teaches the skills unions need to represent their members and defend their rights using proven methods that allow adults of all backgrounds to learn. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the CLC/NBFL Atlantic Region Fall School is here to help your union succeed. Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022 to Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Location: Delta Hotel, 39 King Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 4W3 English Brochure Brochure français Courses Offered Engagement…

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LABOUR COLLEGE OF CANADA

University level labour studies for union leaders of today and tomorrow.

The Labour College of Canada (LCC) is a union-made education program for active union members, including today’s and tomorrow’s union leaders. The new LCC Certificate Program is more accessible, more affordable, and more relevant than ever before to today’s unions and the labour movement as a whole.

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LANCASTER HOUSE

 

40th Annual Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference

Calgary • June 16–17, 2022

The Westin Calgary

Day 1 – Thursday, June 16, 2022

 

Spotlight on Medical Information: Documentation, accommodation, adjudication, and more

Picking Up the Pieces after an Investigation: Repairing relationships and addressing systemic issues

Is Virtual the New Reality? Debating the merits of virtual labour relations post-pandemic

Day 2 – Friday, June 17, 2022

 

What’s New in ’22? Major labour law cases and legislative updates

Endemic Endgame? Preparing for the post-pandemic workplace

 

Concurrent Sessions

Systemic Wrongs, Individual Rights: Current initiatives to tackle discrimination in the workplace

No Stone Unturned: Emerging best practices in workplace investigations

Here, There, and Everywhere: Creating hybrid workplace policies that work for everyone

*Customer Service will contact you about your concurrent session selections.

Working in an Age of Rage: Strategies to deal with increased alienation, frustration, and anger in the workplace

 

Health & Safety virtual event

National • September 28, 2022
Virtual Event

Conference Day – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Panels“Check back soon for details

 

Ottawa Labour law conference

Ottawa • October 24 – 25, 2022
Ottawa Hotel TBA

Day 1 – Monday, October 24, 2022

 

Panels“Check back soon for details

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 25, 2022

 

Panels“Check back soon for details

Workshops

 

Post-Conference Workshop“Check back soon for details
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 

BC FED – HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

Save the date: BCFED 60th Convention

We’ll have more details closer to the date — but be sure to circle the week of November 21st on your calendar for the BCFED’s biennial convention!

Date:Monday, November 21, 2022 – 09:00 to Friday, November 25, 2022 – 15:00

Host:BC Federation of Labour

 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Occupational Health & Safety Committee Part 1

Occupational Health & Safety Committee Part 2

Improving Committee Effectiveness

Incident Investigations

Strains, Aches & Pains (Ergonomics)

Understanding & Conducting Risk Assessments

Prevention of Violence in the Workplace

Improving Return to Work Outcomes

Workplace Bullying & Harassment

Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces through the CSA Standard

Mental Health First Aid Standard course (two day, face-to-face course)

Mental Health First Aid Virtual/Blended – (2 independent hours of pre-work, plus one full day that is facilitator-led online)

OH&S Committee’s Role During COVID (Safety Plans & Risk Assessment)

Women’s Health & Safety in the Workplace (by request only)

Introduction to Occupational Health (by request only)

Supervisor OH&S Responsibilities Part 1

Supervisor OH&S Responsibilities Part 2 (by request only)

Supervisor OH&S Responsibilities Part 1 (Federal) (by request only)

Supervisor OH&S Responsibilities Part 2 (Federal) (by request only)

Hazardous Occurrence Investigations (Federal) (by request only)

Work Place Harassment and Violence and Prevention (Federal Jurisdiction specific)

Other Health & Safety Committee & Supervisor Education (Federal)

Mining Sector Health & Safety Committee Education (by request only)