Activist Education

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ACTIVISTS EDUCATION PAGE

Through our Education Programmes we are able to empower our activists and members to have a stronger and more confident approach when organising as a union. Our courses enable activists to speak with confidence when negotiating with employers and speaking in public.

In consultation with the Regional Development and Organising Committee the decision has been taken to cancel all class-based activist and member learning courses for the remainder of 2020.

Our online learning offers for activists will be posted below as and when the dates are confirmed.

If you’d like any further information or have any questions about our regional courses please email us:

SW Education enquiries


ERA Re-accreditation Course

Tues 22nd September     

(4 x 90-minute live sessions over four weeks)

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the employment Relations Act ( ERA) re accreditation

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Its great so many new volunteers have stepped forward to help organise and strengthen our union.

We have had lots of new activists sign up for our stewards training. From this a waiting list has been made and further contact will be made once we have some new dates to offer.

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If you would like to attend one of our activists courses please send the the following details: SW Education Enquiries 

  • Membership Number (if possible)
  • Name
  • Branch
  • Workplace
  • Email
  • Telephone number

Want to know more about becoming active and the roles in UNISON? Active workplace roles in UNISON

We are also working on adding the following in October:

  • Further Representational Skills
  • Stress management for activists

We will also be offering a series of webinars and short workshops on a range workplace issues. We are currently putting together a programme outlining this more fully. Please keep an eye on our webpage and social media.

our Twitter or our Facebook

The decision to cancel our current programme has not been taken lightly, and we will restart class based courses as soon as we feel it is safe to do so, and our offices are ready to accommodate those classes.

In the meantime thank you for your patience and understanding

Creative Writing workshop

29 October – 12 November 2020

Online

Short workshops.Things get better with UNISON learning. UNISON is offering a fantastic 6-hour workshop for UNISON members in the South West. Creative Writing Workshop Course content: This workshop provides a range of creative exercises that explore key story writing skills, prompt imaginative responses and can be extended in to finished pieces in your own time. […]

Your Skills, Your Future!

8 October 2020

Online

Short workshops.Things get better with UNISON learning. UNISON is offering a fantastic 6-hour workshop for UNISON members in the South West. Your Skills, Your Future Course content: If you are feeling that you may want to apply for another job or change the direction of what you do within your workplace or you may want […]

TUC Congress 2020

14 – 15 September 2020

Online

The annual workers’ parliament can’t go ahead as normal this year, but luckily that means even more people can get involved. Jobs, security, dignity Join trade unionists from across the UK on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September, to demand jobs, security and dignity for all working people. Frontline workers will lead morning debates, with speakers […]

Compassionate & Mindful Resilience Course

9 September 2020

Online

Short workshops.Things get better with UNISON learning. UNISON is offering a fantastic workshop for UNISON members in the South West. Compassionate & Mindful Resilience Course What will I learn? – Explore Mindfulness – Cultivate emotional intelligence – Develop resilience – Create Positive home practice A blend of learning through concepts, practice and exercises delivered online. […]

Bereavement Awareness Webinar for Health & Care Members

11 August 2020

Online

Short workshops.Things get better with UNISON learning. UNISON is offering a fantastic workshop for UNISON members in the South West. Bereavement Awareness Webinars for Health & Care Members What will I learn?   Please note: We are currently running this only as an on-line webinar due to covid-19 The training has been designed to reflect […]

Sound Bath Therapy Taster Session

6 August 2020

Online

UNISON is offering a fantastic 30 mins taster for UNISON members in the South West. What is Sound Therapy? Using Crystal Bowls, Sun & Wind Gongs, Himalayan Bowls and the Bahia/Buffalo Bass Drum. Sound Therapy uses sound, music and specialist instruments played in therapeutic way combined with deep self-reflection techniques to improve health and wellbeing. […]

GET THAT JOB!

15 July 2020

Online

Short workshops.Things get better with UNISON learning. UNISON is offering a fantastic 6-hour workshop for UNISON members in the South West. Get That Job This course will introduce you to some of the key elements of exploring new employment opportunities, where to search for jobs, analysing the job advert itself and lastly application forms. There […]

Mental Health Awareness

1 July 2020 10:00am–1:00pm

Online

UNISON works in partnership with The Open University. The purpose of the partnership was to increase participation in education among workers delivering public sector services. Many members have accessed Open University courses and training. The courses are delivered by experienced Open University Lecturers and has received excellent feedback from members who attend the courses. This […]