Courses

Check this page for upcoming member and activist education courses across the region.

Resources

Writing Effective Motions (Taunton)

3 December 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Taunton

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)

26 November 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

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

Further Representation Skills (Exeter)

20 – 21 November 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.

Introduction to Employment Law (Exeter)

4 November – 2 December 2019

Exeter

This is a five day course aimed at all stewards, reps and activists. The course introduces learners to the main concepts of employment law and how the law relates to the workplace. Topics covered include: how the law has developed over time how laws are made contracts of employment the law on redundancy, TUPE and […]

Regional Young Members Weekend (Bristol)

2 – 3 November 2019

Bristol

This residential weekend of workshops, speakers and training events is open to all UNISON Young Members who want to develop their skills and knowledge in campaigning and organising around the issues they face. There has never been a more important time for young people to join, and become active, in UNISON. The issues facing young […]

Communicating with Members (Truro)

22 October 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

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

Communicating with Members (Exeter)

22 October 2019 1:00am–1:00am

Exeter

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

Equality Matters (Exeter)

15 October 2019 10:30am–5:30pm

Exeter

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.

Public Speaking & Speech Writing (Taunton)

26 – 27 September 2019

Taunton

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 […]

The Organising Steward (Exeter)

19 September – 17 October 2019

Exeter

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.

The Organising Steward (Truro)

19 September – 17 October 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.

The Organising Steward (Wareham)

17 September – 15 October 2019

Wareham

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.

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.

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.

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 […]