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.

Further Representation Skills & Confidence ( CANCELLED)

27 – 29 March 2024

Dorset

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.

The Organising Steward 2024 – Exeter

27 February – 26 March 2024

Exeter

The Organising Steward in person learning option in Exeter. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

The Organising Steward 2024 – Online

22 February – 21 March 2024

Online

The Organising Steward course offered online. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

Caring for Adults – POSTPONED ( A new date will be available to book very soon)

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.

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.

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.

International Women’s Day 2024 – Inspire Inclusion

8 March 2024 12:00pm–3:00pm

Blakehay Theatre , Weston super Mare

International Womens Day 2024 – FREE EVENT
Our North Somerset UNISON Branch invite women in the local area to join them on International Women’s Day.

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.

Conflict Management for Schools’ Workers (Conflict with Pupils)

28 February 2024 9:30am–12:00pm

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.

Further Representation Skills & Confidence (CANCELLED)

21 – 23 February 2024

Exeter

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.

POSTPONED Challenging Racism in the Workplace – Negotiating for Race Equality – Exeter

20 – 21 February 2024

Exeter

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.

Loss & bereavement in children and young people awareness

14 February 2024 10:15am–12:45pm

Online - via zoom

This workshop is for UNISON members who work with children and young people who want to build greater awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief.

Learn more about Stress & Wellbeing – Open to all South West Members ( CANCELLED)

13 February 2024 6:00pm–8:00pm

Online

UNISON in partnership with MIND Somerset offers this learning opportunity for UNISON Members in the South West.

Protect the Right to Strike – TUC march and rally

27 January 2024 12:00pm–4:00pm

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL

On Saturday 27th January, the South West will host the TUC’s next big march and rally ‘Protect the right to strike’.