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 […]

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 […]

Further Representation Skills (Exeter)

5 – 6 June 2019

Exeter

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the five day Stewards course and explores in more detail; preparing for a case, building confidence, getting organised and looking after yourself.

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 […]

Deaf and Deafblind Awareness (Taunton)

26 June 2019 9:30am–12:30pm

Taunton

This half day deaf and deafblind awareness course is designed to enable participants to be more effective in communication when coming into contact with deaf and deafblind people through both their work and social lives. Fee UNISON courses are free for members to attend. There is a charge of £25 per delegate to branches for […]

Introduction to Sign Language (Taunton)

26 June 2019 12:30pm

Taunton

This half day course is designed to give people an insight into British Sign Language and on completion of this half day workshop will allow the delegate to conduct a “pleasantries” conversation. Fee UNISON courses are free for members to attend. There is a charge of £25 per delegate to branches for this course. Outcome

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 […]

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 […]

Communicating with Members (Taunton)

4 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

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

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.

Autism Awareness (Taunton)

10 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Taunton

This course is aimed at people whose employment brings them into contact with people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Learners will benefit from the fact that the tutor team will include an adult with ASD and will therefore have the opportunity to put questions to an individual who has first-hand knowledge and experience of autism […]

Communicating with Members (Wareham)

11 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Wareham

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

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 […]