ERA Refresher Online (Spring)

5 February 2024 9:30am–11:00am

Online

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.

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.

Challenging Racism in the Workplace – Negotiating for Race Equality – Dorset

5 – 6 March 2024

Dorset

This course and resources offer a range of ideas and checklists for activists to help them incorporate anti racism in their day-to-day campaigning, organising, recruitment and negotiation work, which in turn will help end the isolation felt by many Black workers and encourage proactive involvement in fighting for a fairer workplace.

Further Skills for Health & Safety Representatives – Online

4 March 2024 9:30am–4:00pm

Online

This course builds upon the Stage 1 Health and Safety Representatives’ Course and will help H&S reps to further their skills and knowledge.

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

13 March 2024 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

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.

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.

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

4 – 10 April 2024

Taunton

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.

Challenging Racism in the Workplace – Negotiating for Race Equality – Taunton

16 – 17 April 2024

Taunton

This course and resources offer a range of ideas and checklists for activists to help them incorporate anti racism in their day-to-day campaigning, organising, recruitment and negotiation work, which in turn will help end the isolation felt by many Black workers and encourage proactive involvement in fighting for a fairer workplace.

ERA Refresher – Taunton

17 – 18 April 2024

Taunton

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.

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.

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.