(Postponed) The Organising Steward

27 April – 1 May 2020

Residential at Northern College, Barnsley

This course looks at what the roles of the steward are and gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out these roles, for example recruiting members and involving them in the union and how to work with members to tackle problems at work.

(Postponed) Manage Your Work Life Balance

28 April 2020 10:00am–4:00pm

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds

This course is a one day workshop for UNISON members and activists.

The day will allow you to:
• Examine your current work-life balance
• Explore ways to cope with competing demands
• Reflect on obstacles to achieving balance

(Postponed) Return to Learn Taster Workshop

11 May 2020 10:00am–3:00pm

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds

You will have the opportunity to try out some learning approaches used in Return to Learn in a supportive and encouraging environment including:
• expressing your point of view
• solve a maths problem
• explore ideas for planning your study time

The Organising Steward

13 – 17 July 2020

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds

This course looks at what the roles of the steward are and gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out these roles, for example recruiting members and involving them in the union and how to work with members to tackle problems at work. Recruiting members Keeping members informed How to raise issues in […]

Branch Treasurer Online Accounting (OLBA) System

3 September 2020 9:30am–4:30pm

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds

This training is aimed at newly appointed Branch Treasurers and branch employed
staff who have access to OLBA in their role. The course introduces UNISON’s online
branch accounting system (OLBA), how to set a budget and run reports and have an
opportunity to work on live case studies.

The Organising Steward

7 – 11 September 2020

Residential at Northern College, Barnsley

This course looks at what the roles of the steward are and gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out these roles, for example recruiting members and involving them in the union and how to work with members to tackle problems at work.

Confidence Building (Power to be You)

7 September 2020 10:00am–4:00pm

Non-residential at the Queens Hotel, Leeds

This one day workshop will:

• Help to improve self-esteem
• Provide ideas and tips for addressing your own confidence and assertiveness issues
• Look at how to deal with criticism

Dementia Workshop

9 September 2020 10:00am–4:00pm

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds

A short workshop run by The Open University providing an introduction on dementia care. The workshop aims to:
• Define dementia – types and causes and that dementia is not part of natural ageing
• Explain how dementia affects the way a person behaves and functions – it’s not just about losing memory
• Discuss the concept of ‘there is more to a person than the dementia’
• Discuss the importance of knowing about the person and person centred care – ‘this is me’
• Explore issues and ways of making it possible to live well with dementia
• Consider ways in which care environments can be made more dementia-friendly

Negotiating Skills for Activists

21 – 25 September 2020

Residential at Northern College, Barnsley

This course is aimed at all activists and will equip you for negotiating with
managers at a local level. The course looks at:
• Understanding the process of negotiating
• Becoming familiar with different styles of negotiating
• Working effectively as part of a negotiating team
• Understanding how to prepare, present and negotiate on an issue
• Developing and practising negotiating skills

Pre-Retirement Workshop

1 October 2020 9:30am–4:30pm

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds

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