Courses

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

Resources

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

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 […]

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

17 May 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

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 […]

Mental Health Awareness (Taunton)

9 – 10 May 2019

Taunton

Who is it for? The two-day course is aimed at Stewards, Health & Safety Reps, Equalities Reps and Branch Officers, to help them deal with the increasingly common situation of employees who are diagnosed with mental health issues. What will I learn? The course aims to help Reps to: outline some commonly held preconceptions about […]

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.

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.

Communicating with Members (Exeter)

23 April 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Exeter

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

Communicating with Members (Truro)

23 April 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Truro

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

Equality Matters (Exeter)

16 April 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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.

Writing Effective Motions (Bristol)

3 April 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

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)

19 March 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

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

Introduction to Bargaining (Exeter)

14 March 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.