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 CANCELLED

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.

Making Equality Central to your Union Practice – A course for UNISON Activists

8 May 2024 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

Making equality central to your union practice is a course that explores internal and external tools, which can support equality bargaining, negotiating, and representation. The course also looks at how to identify equality themes in organising and recruitment, as well as considering the different equality roles in UNISON and how you can utilise their support.

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.

Further Representation Skills & Confidence

22 – 24 May 2024

Taunton

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores more details areas of learning to build confidence in representation.

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)

Confidence in Speaking Up , public speaking and Speech Writing – Exeter

5 June 2024 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

This course is aimed at all reps, stewards and branch officers who want to feel more confident speaking in public and crafting effective speeches, whether at conferences, rallies, or branch meetings.

Health & Safety 1 – Bristol

21 May – 18 June 2024

Bristol

This Course is aimed at new and previously untrained Health and Safety Representatives.

ERA Refresher – Bristol

19 – 20 June 2024

Bristol

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification, which states that Stewards need to update their skills and training every 5 years. It involves group work and discussion. It is also a good opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences.

Carbon Literacy Course

20 June 2024 9:30am–1:00pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

This online offer is for Environmental and Green Reps in South West Branches. Priority booking for active reps in these roles.

The Organising Steward 2024 – Taunton – Extra Date released!

3 June – 1 July 2024

Taunton

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

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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.

Further Representation Skills & Confidence – Bristol

17 – 19 July 2024

Bristol

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores more details areas of learning to build confidence in representation.