Communicating with Members (Bristol)

25 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

This is a one-day course aimed at helping stewards communicate effectively with members from an organising perspective.

Domestic Violence and Abuse in the Workplace (Exeter)

18 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

are you aware of UNISON’s guidance Domestic Violence and a Abuse: a trade union issue? do you know how domestic abuse affects victims, colleagues and managers? do you know how much domestic abuse costs your organisation? does your employer have a domestic abuse policy? The issues surrounding domestic violence and abuse are complex particularly as […]

Disability Rights (Taunton)

16 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Taunton

This course will provide an introduction to how the law works in the area of Disability Rights and tackling disability discrimination in the workplace. The course includes: the legal definition of disability the definition of discrimination and the duty to make reasonable adjustments identifying legal cases in the workplace the steps activists may take to […]

Regional Apprenticeship Forum (Taunton)

15 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

The one day forum is an opportunity for reps and branch officers to find out more about apprenticeships and how the apprenticeship levy on employers is working, discuss issues related to apprenticeships and plan branch involvement. The day includes: apprentices – policy, legislation and the levy: an update. negotiating around apprenticeships developing plans for supporting […]

Public Speaking & Speech Writing (Exeter)

9 – 10 July 2019

Exeter

The course is designed to give all UNISON activists the knowledge, confidence and skills required to write and deliver effective speeches. This course will be a mixture of theory, practice and will involve analysing and understanding lessons from speeches from history – from Martin Luther King Jr. via Tony Benn to Michelle Obama. The course […]

Introduction to Bargaining (Bristol)

10 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

The course focuses on talking to employers as an essential part of the steward’s role and stresses the importance of preparation and practice.

Stress & Workload Management (Exeter)

3 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Exeter

This course focuses on equipping stewards with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to look after their own wellbeing and manage the workload of the steward. This course will help participants to: identify and manage sources of stress develop effective ways to manage workload find practical ways of managing and dealing with problems […]

Stress & Workload Management (Truro)

3 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Truro

This course focuses on equipping stewards with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to look after their own wellbeing and manage the workload of the steward. This course will help participants to: identify and manage sources of stress develop effective ways to manage workload find practical ways of managing and dealing with problems […]

Trade Union History (Taunton)

2 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

A one day course to learn about the history of unions, the victories we have had, and how unions have influenced the society we live in now. Who is it for? Members and Activists who are 26 years old and under. What will I learn? The course aims to help learners to understand: how and […]

Introduction to Mindfulness (Croyde)

21 – 23 June 2019

Croyde Bay

This residential weekend is designed to be both informative and experimental, enabling participants to: gain a thorough understanding of what mindfulness is experience a variety of foundational mindfulness practices learn how to incorporate mindfulness techniques into daily life receive a comprehensive information pack to refer to in the future take home guided CDs for continuing […]

Further Representation Skills (Truro)

5 – 6 June 2019

Truro

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores in more detail: Process for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a case Recap on sources of information especially the ACAS code Preparing for a grievance and a capability case Planning and building a case including interviewing […]

Negotiating with Employers on Mental Health (Taunton)

4 June 2019 12:00am–12:00am

Taunton

A one day course looking at negotiating with employers around mental health in more depth. Who is it for? The two-day course is aimed at Stewards, Health & Safety Reps, Equalities Reps and Branch Officers. What will I learn? This course will cover: identifying negotiating issues negotiating a workplace mental health policy negotiating around sickness […]

Equality Matters (Taunton)

23 May 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

This course covers UNISON’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of its members and an introduction to equality legislation. It is designed to raise awareness of potential discrimination in the workplace. The course will help participants to: review UNISON’s rules in relation to proportionality, fair representation and self-organisation have an understanding of the development of anti-discrimination […]

Further Representation Skills (Wareham)

22 – 23 May 2019

Wareham

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores in more detail: Process for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a case Recap on sources of information especially the ACAS code Preparing for a grievance and a capability case Planning and building a case including interviewing […]

Equality Matters (Bristol)

23 May 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

This course covers UNISON’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of its members and an introduction to equality legislation. It is designed to raise awareness of potential discrimination in the workplace. The course will help participants to: review UNISON’s rules in relation to proportionality, fair representation and self-organisation have an understanding of the development of anti-discrimination […]