Confidence Building (bitesize)

27 September 2021 1:30pm–2:30pm

Virtual Training via Zoom

To register your interest for this course, please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

This workshop will explore what confidence looks like and provide ideas and tips for addressing your own confidence.

Makaton (Fully Booked)

27 – 28 September 2021

Virtual Training via Zoom (2 afternoons: 1.00pm - 5.00pm)

To register your interest for this course, please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

A comprehensive introduction to Makaton, about 80 signs, plus information about using Makaton and lots of opportunities to practise skills.

Confidence Skills for Activists

28 – 29 September 2021

Virtual Training via Microsoft Teams (10.00-13.00 each day)

To register your interest for this course please contact your branch. You will need approval from your branch to attend.

This online course is aimed at Stewards, Health & Safety Reps and Union Learning Reps. It will help you to develop the communication skills you need to do your job as an activist.

◾Do you worry about speaking to managers?
◾Are you sometimes lost for words at a meeting?
◾Don’t know how to face an angry member or manager?
◾Don’t know the most effective way to put your thoughts into words?

This course is aimed to reverse this situation so you will leave with the skills you need to become a more confident person and activist. You will be able to represent yourself and members more effectively.

Regional Black Members SOG Meeting

29 September 2021

If you are a UNISON member and would like to join the region’s Black Members Self Organised Group, please contact your branch office. If you are unsure how to contact your branch, please use our branch finder tool. Outcome

Strategies for Stress: Looking after Your Wellbeing

30 September 2021 1:00pm–2:00pm

Virtual Training via Zoom

To register your interest for this course, please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

Identify sources of stress and hindrances to your wellbeing. Consider a range of strategies for keeping stress at bay and stress reduction tips.

(Fully Booked) Pre-Retirement Workshop for Local Government Pension Scheme Members

1 October 2021 1:00pm–3:40pm

Virtual Workshop via Microsoft Teams

This workshop is fully booked.

This workshop, run by True Bearing Chartered, will make you aware of your choices and aid you in your decision making around retirement.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
• Create your own route path from the world of work to the world of retirement
• Identify changes in both pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
• Identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
• Identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
• Start the process of planning for a successful retirement

National Careers – CV and Application Forms

4 October 2021 10:30am–11:30am

Virtual Training via MS Teams

To register your interest for this course, please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

Gain confidence to build, update and tailor your CV. Also understand what employers are looking for when screening CVs from job applicants.

Assertiveness (bitesize)

11 October 2021 6:00pm–7:00pm

Virtual Training via Zoom

To register your interest for this course, please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

An opportunity to explore times and places you would like to be more assertive and to build the strategies to do so.

Health & Safety Representatives Virtual Training

14 September – 12 October 2021

Virtual Training via Microsoft Teams (5 x Tuesdays, 9:30-16:30)

To register your interest for this course please contact your branch. You will need approval from your branch to attend.

This course is essential for new Health and Safety Representatives, or for those Health and Safety Representatives who have more experience but who haven’t yet had the chance to go on this course.

Branch Charge: £30 per delegate

Introduction to Mindfulness

12 October 2021 1:00pm–2:00pm

Virtual Training via Zoom

To register your interest for this course, please email Rose on r.bent@unison.co.uk

Understand what mindfulness is and the benefits of practising it regularly including some short mindfulness exercises.