Confidence in Speaking Up , public speaking and Speech Writing ( Bristol)

25 September – 3 October 2024


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.

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.

Further Skills for Health & Safety Representatives – Taunton

23 – 25 October 2024


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

Further Representation Skills & Confidence – Online

21 October 2024 9:30am–4:30pm


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. This offer is online.

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.

Further Skills for Health & Safety Representatives – Dorset

20 – 22 November 2024


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

National Young Member Conference 2024

29 November – 1 December 2024


This year’s National Young Members Conference 2024 will take place in Swansea!

Equality in Your Branch – Developing a Branch Equality Action Plan

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.

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.