Conflict Management for Schools’ Workers (Conflict with Pupils)

28 February 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - via zoom

This course will be of benefit to staff who are required to deal with angry, aggressive or challenging young people through the course of their work. Learn how to communicate effectively and how to apply practical strategies to de-escalate and resolve conflict.

Caring for Adults

14 March 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

This virtual course is aimed at members who care for adults as part of their role.

The Organising Steward – Wareham / Dorchester

19 March – 24 April 2024

Wareham or Dorchester

The Organising Steward in person learning option in Wareham / Dorchester. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

Stress Awareness – Look after your wellbeing

25 April 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

This half day course looks at stress, which one of the main causes of illness in the modern world, and ways that you can cope with it.

Education Network Meeting – Spring ( change of date)

30 April 2024 9:30am–4:00pm

UNISON Regional Office Taunton

Our Spring in person Network meeting in Taunton. A day of networking and learning. A great opportunity to network with other reps from the Education network. An update on the regional programme, our national Learning & Organising services offers and training for reps.

Mental Health Awareness

16 May 2024 1:30pm–4:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place every year between 13 – 19th May. Learn with UNISON to be more aware about mental health.

Dementia Awareness – Aimed at UNISON Members in care

22 May 2024 1:00pm–4:00pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Dementia Awareness – Aimed at UNISON Members in Care. This course is for those who work in the care and may be responsible for caring for service users who have or may have dementia. This course will give you an understanding of the key issues in dementia care and how best to support individuals.

Mental Health in Children and Young People Awareness

12 June 2024 9:30am–11:30am

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Mental Health in Children and Young People Awareness – This learning takes a look at the everyday challenges facing children and young people and the effect it can have on their mental health. Learn with Mind (Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind)

Branch Officers Weekend graphic.

Branch Officers Weekend 2024

4 – 7 July 2024

Croyde Bay, North Devon

The return of our famous Branch Officers Weekend will take place at Croyde Bay, North Devon from Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 July 2024.

Education Network Meeting – Autumn

15 October 2024 9:30am–4:00pm

UNISON Regional Office Taunton

Our Autumn in person Network meeting in Taunton. A day of networking and learning. A great opportunity to network with other reps from the Education network. An update on the regional programme, our national Learning & Organising services offers and training for reps.

UNISON Member Learning – End of Life Care

17 October 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

If you are a UNISON member who works in a service where you have to support with end of life care then join this course. This virtual course explores how with our aging population more people are facing illness and need for end-of-life care and support.

Dealing with difficult face-to-face conversations

11 November 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS ZOOM

This ½ day online course delivered by a specialist tutor via zoom is aimed at UNISON Members who regularly in work may often be faced with tackling difficult conversations or topics, or who may often have service users who are aggressive or angry.

Trans Ally Workshop – 2024

This workshop, developed in conjunction with our regional LGBT+ Self-Organised Group, and will look at UNISON’s policies and how to be a trans ally.

ULR Training – Training for Unison Learning Representatives

UNISON learning reps (ULRs) are volunteers who are willing to encourage and support other colleagues with learning in the workplace.

Race Discrimination Claims Protocol Workshop

Race Discrimination Claims Protocol Workshop. This workshop is aaimed at Branch Officers, Stewards, and Health & Safety reps. It will give an overview of the UNISON’s Race Discrimination Protocol and identify organising opportunities for branches and activists.