Stress & Workload Management (Truro)

3 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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.

Communicating with Members (Wareham)

11 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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 […]

UNISON at Tolpuddle 2019

19 – 21 July 2019

Tolpuddle

Join UNISON at Tolpuddle 2019 for another fun-packed weekend celebrating trade unions! Our marquee will be up and filled with crafts, information, speakers, music and comradeship. We’ll have more details confirmed in the coming months. Outcome

Communicating with Members (Bristol)

25 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

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

Writing Effective Motions (Exeter)

5 September 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

The course is designed to give all UNISON activists the knowledge, confidence and skills required to write and move effective motions. The course will help activists to: understand how an effective motions is constructed understand UNISON’s rules on motions and UNISON’s structures practice writing motions that effectively deliver on their contents develop the confidence to […]

Confidence for Young Women Members (Taunton)

5 – 6 September 2019

Taunton

A two day training course aiming at young women members (26 and under) who want to become more active in UNISON and or improve their confidence in different situations. This course will: boost your self-esteem by looking at your own strengths and areas of development practice assertiveness skills encourage positive thinking increase your confidence to […]

Further Representation Skills (Bristol)

11 – 12 September 2019

Bristol

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 […]

Introduction to Bargaining (Truro)

12 September 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

The course focuses on talking to employers as an essential part of the steward’s role and stresses the importance of preparation and practice.

Introduction to Bargaining (Exeter)

12 September 2019 10:30am–5:30pm

Exeter

The course focuses on talking to employers as an essential part of the steward’s role and stresses the importance of preparation and practice.

The Organising Steward (Bristol)

16 September – 14 October 2019

Bristol

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

Equality Matters (Bristol)

17 September 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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 […]