Courses

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

Resources

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 […]

Communicating with Members (Bristol)

25 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

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

Regional Apprenticeship Forum (Taunton)

15 July 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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 […]

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.

Mental Health Awareness – Mental Health at Work Week (Bristol)

17 May 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

A one day course to help young members understand the issues around mental health in the workplace and deal with the increasingly common situation of employees who are diagnosed with mental health issues. Who is it for? Members and Activists who are 26 years old and under. What will I learn? The course aims to […]

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.

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.

The Organising Steward (Exeter)

25 April – 23 May 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 (Taunton)

24 April – 22 May 2019

Taunton

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.

Communicating with Members (Truro)

23 April 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

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

The Organising Steward (Wareham)

23 April – 21 May 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.