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CUPE sponsors weeklong training sessions in the Spring and in the Fall. The upcoming Fall 2017 Weeklong School will be in Nanaimo, October 29 - November 3.
Local Registration Form (for local to complete)
Participant Questionnaire (for member to complete)
Apply to be a Member Facilitator
The Union Development Department will be holding facilitator training January 21-26, 2017 as part of the CLC Region Winter School at Harrison Hot Springs. CUPE members who are interested in becoming member facilitators and participating in this training are invited to submit their online member facilitator application. The deadline for applications is October 20, 2017.
The facilitator program involves a 5 day residential style program. Expenses for this training, including lost wages and travel expenses will be covered by CUPE National.
The member facilitator program is an important program supported by CUPE National that helps to bring vital union related training to our members. Member facilitators help to provide a variety of workshops to Locals and members throughout the province. The program often requires travel and weekend work. While expenses and lost time are covered, it is not a paid position.
The member facilitator program will be of interest to those members who enjoy working with other members and are interested in helping them develop the skills necessary to become strong union activists. While we encourage anyone who is interested to apply, selection will be based in part on geographic and other consideration.
CUPE is committed to equity and encourages participation from women, LGBTTIQ2S persons, racialized persons, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and any other equity seeking or marginalized groups.
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Attend a Workshop
CUPE Locals and District Councils sponsor training workshops for their members throughout the year. To see what is available, click on the link below to view the CUPE Education Calendar. The Education Calendar is updated regularly. New workshops are added all the time.
If you want to attend a workshop, contact your Local Executive or Education Committee.
If you are a member and you are interested in a workshop but your Local isn't sponsoring it, contact your Local to find out if other members are interested and you might be able to get a workshop put on in your community; or you might consider registering for a workshop being offered somewhere else in the province.
To register for a workshop, please download the Notice and complete the Registration Form.
Notices for workshops will be posted on the Union Education website when they are mailed out.
Request a Workshop
CUPE offers a wide variety of workshops and different ways for members to access union education. We offer weeklong, weekend, weeknight or noon-hour sessions. To request a workshop, please complete the Online Workshop Request Form.