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.

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.

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.

ERA Refresher Online (Spring)

5 February 2024 9:30am–11:00am

Online

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification, which states that Stewards need to update their skills and training every 5 years. It involves group work and discussion. It is also a good opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences.

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.

ERA Refresher Exeter

14 – 15 February 2024

Exeter

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification, which states that Stewards need to update their skills and training every 5 years. It involves group work and discussion. It is also a good opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences.

UNISON South West Retired Members’ Seminar and AGM*

9 November 2023 10:15am–2:30pm

Albemarle Centre Taunton

UNISON South West Retired Members’ Seminar and AGM*
10:15am – 3:30pm | Thursday 9 November 2023 | The Albemarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton, TA1 1BA

Communicating with Members – Exeter

20 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

This is a one-day course aimed at helping stewards communicate effectively with members from an organising perspective. It provides an opportunity to develop skills in a variety of communication methods including starting conversations, managing discussions, listening to members’ views, and using emails and other media.

Health and Safety Fest 2023 (BOOKING CLOSED)

15 – 16 September 2023

Croyde Bay, North Devon

Our regional Health & Safety Forum takes on a new name for 2023, out with the ‘Forum’ and in with the ‘Fest’!

Risk Assessments – Online

14 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm

ONLINE

This course is designed for new or inexperienced Health and Safety reps. It can also be used as refresher for more experienced reps.

The History of Trade Unions & Employment Law – NEW!

13 September 2023 9:30am–12:30pm

Online

To understand employment law as it is now, and how it may change in the future, we need to understand the past.

Health & Safety Refresher Course

7 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

This one day course is aimed at experienced Health and Safety Representatives and provides both an update on Health and Safety law and the opportunity to discuss how we organise around Health and Safety issues.

Writing Effective Motions – Online

4 September 2023 9:30am–12:30pm

ONLINE

The course is designed to give all UNISON activists the knowledge, confidence and skills required to write and move effective motions.

ERA Refresher Bristol

31 August – 1 September 2023

Bristol

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification, which states that Stewards need to update their skills and training every 5 years. It involves group work and discussion. It is also a good opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences.