Communicating with Members (Bristol)

25 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

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

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

Domestic Violence and Abuse in the Workplace (Exeter)

18 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

are you aware of UNISON’s guidance Domestic Violence and a Abuse: a trade union issue? do you know how domestic abuse affects victims, colleagues and managers? do you know how much domestic abuse costs your organisation? does your employer have a domestic abuse policy? The issues surrounding domestic violence and abuse are complex particularly as […]

Disability Rights (Taunton)

16 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Taunton

This course will provide an introduction to how the law works in the area of Disability Rights and tackling disability discrimination in the workplace. The course includes: the legal definition of disability the definition of discrimination and the duty to make reasonable adjustments identifying legal cases in the workplace the steps activists may take to […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 Mindfulness (Croyde)

21 – 23 June 2019

Croyde Bay

This residential weekend is designed to be both informative and experimental, enabling participants to: gain a thorough understanding of what mindfulness is experience a variety of foundational mindfulness practices learn how to incorporate mindfulness techniques into daily life receive a comprehensive information pack to refer to in the future take home guided CDs for continuing […]

The Organising Steward (Bristol)

29 April – 10 June 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.