Courses

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

Resources

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.

Equality Matters (Exeter)

16 April 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.

Writing Effective Motions (Bristol)

3 April 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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 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.

Introduction to Employment Law (Bristol)

1 March – 12 April 2019

Bristol

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 […]

Public Speaking & Speech Writing (Bristol)

21 – 22 February 2019

Bristol

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 […]

Further Representation Skills (Exeter)

5 – 6 February 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.

Further Representation Skills (Truro)

5 – 6 February 2019

Truro

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores in more detail: Process for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a case Recap on sources of information especially the ACAS code Preparing for a grievance and a capability case Planning and building a case including interviewing […]

The Organising Steward (Exeter)

17 January – 14 February 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)

17 January – 14 February 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 (Bristol)

17 January – 14 February 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 (Wareham)

15 January – 19 February 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.

Regional Welfare Committee Seminar

7 December 2018 10:30am–4:30pm

UNISON House, Exeter

In these times of austerity and cuts lots of members are turning to UNISON welfare for support and advice. Why not take advantage of this great learning opportunity and attend the seminar to arm yourself with up to date knowledge from a number of guest speakers who can inform and supply you with an interesting […]

Tackling Stress at Work (Exeter)

22 – 23 November 2018

Exeter

This course is open to all Health and Safety Representatives, Stewards and activists.