Category Archives: Training


April 25, 2019 – Winpisinger Education and Technology Center@IAMW3Center

This week we hosted the Canadian PAC Symposium as our brothers and sisters prepare for upcoming federal elections.  The Transportation Local Lodge Elections program was held, too, teaching local officers how to prepare for and conduct elections.  A short but busy week!


The IAM Local Lodge 1722 Diamond International bargaining team:
top – Gerry Sheridan, Matt Barnable || bottom – Kyle Franzen, Ed Zubick

Bargaining Preps at the Harbour = more tools for negotiation toolbox!

Hollywood, MD – What a difference a week makes. It’s a common refrain from IAM members who attend courses at the Union’s renowned William W. Winpisinger Education Centre.

Continue reading BARGAINING PREP!


Registration Fees – affiliates $90.00 / non affiliates $115.00


Fees include a conference kit, workshop material, coffee and lunch on Saturday.  Parking not included.

Deadline for registrations is Friday, October 5, 2018.

EDLC will reimburse reasonable childcare costs.  Please indicate on the registration form if you will require childcare reimbursement.

Learning to Connect

An informative web page training session was held at the IAM District boardroom on October 3-5, 2017 led by Brother Frank Saptel, IAMAW National Communications Director. Info sharing using WordPress was had by Brother Leo Manrique of Local 2734, Sister Lori Fairbrother of Local 1722, Brother Glenn Killips of Local 1722 and Sister Barb Makey of District 14 to keep the membership updated on current events.

What’s New?

Web training:

Fron Left to Right: Jim Burden, Rob Nolan, Ryan Ermet, Dan Uchacz, Frank Saptel and Barb Makey.

On April 23rd and 24th of 2014 Frank Saptel (Grand Lodge Communications Representative) from Toronto was in Edmonton at the District 14 office instructing Jim Burden (President of LL1681), Rob Nolan (Recording Secretary & Communicator of LL1681), Ryan Ermet (Trustee of Distrcit 14), Barb Makey (District 14 Administrative Assistant) and Dan Uchaz (District 14 Business Representative) on basic web design and the transformation to the “Word Press” platform. Websites have proven to be a very good tool in communicating with our memberships and we would like to thank Frank for making the trip out west to broaden our knowledge and help ensure that our websites continue to be a valuable asset to the membership.