Introduction to Bargaining (Exeter)

12 September 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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.

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 […]

Writing Effective Motions (Exeter)

5 September 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

Further Representation Skills (Exeter)

5 – 6 June 2019

Exeter

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the five day Stewards course and explores in more detail; preparing for a case, building confidence, getting organised and looking after yourself.

Negotiating with Employers on Mental Health (Taunton)

4 June 2019 12:00am–12:00am

Taunton

A one day course looking at negotiating with employers around mental health in more depth. Who is it for? The two-day course is aimed at Stewards, Health & Safety Reps, Equalities Reps and Branch Officers. What will I learn? This course will cover: identifying negotiating issues negotiating a workplace mental health policy negotiating around sickness […]

The Organising Steward (Truro)

25 April – 23 May 2019

Truro

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.