Challenging Conversations

17 June 2024 10:00am–11:30am

Virtual Training via Zoom

People are becoming increasingly intolerant of inappropriate comments being made in the workplace. However, is there a way we can call people out on these comments without creating arguments? This session explores practises that seek to understand people’s perspectives, rather than focus on their objectionable conclusions. delivered by Hope Not Hate.

To register your interest for this virtual workshop please add your details to the form.

Misinformation

17 June 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm

Virtual Training via Zoom

This session explores what dis/misinformation is, it’s dangers and why humans are so drawn towards conspiracy theories. Delivered by Hope Not Hate.

To register your interest for this virtual workshop please add your details to the form.

Making Equality Central to your Union Practice

19 June 2024

UNISON Regional Centre, Quayside House, Leeds

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

Equality is written into our rule book and into our objectives and policies, but making equality part and parcel of everyday business is no small task. Making equality central to your union practice is a course that explores internal and external tools, which can support equality bargaining, negotiating, and representation. The course also looks at how to identify equality themes in organising and recruitment, as well as considering the different equality roles in UNISON and how you can utilise their support.

Branch charge: £30 per delegate

Health & Safety Representative Training

17 – 21 June 2024

UNISON Regional Centre, Quayside House, Leeds

To register your interest for this course please contact your branch.

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.

This course will take place on 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 June 2024.

Branch Charge: £150 per delegate

RNIB Visually Impairment Awareness

21 June 2024 12:30pm–2:00pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

This session with the RNIB will improve your understanding of different types of visual impairment and how they impact people’s lives. Using visual aids, myth busting, videos and more, it will give you key takeaways around facts and figures as well as practical skills, such as how to guide a blind person.

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

Bargaining & Campaigning for Insourcing

25 June 2024 10:00am–4:30pm

UNISON Regional Centre, Quayside House, Canal Wharf, Leeds, LS11 5PS

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

This course is open to all branch officers and reps.

Years of outsourcing of public services have led to substantial deterioration in services and in the terms and conditions of members. Now some public organisations are open to the idea of bringing services back in house.

This course aims to persuade employers, members, and the public of the benefits of insourcing and will cover the following areas:

• Winning the arguments
• Identifying key targets
• Identifying allies
• Agitating for change and building a campaign
• Creating an action time-line

Branch Charge: £30 per delegate for the face-to-face training

Organising Steward Virtual Training

12 June 2024

Virtual Training via Microsoft Teams (3 x Wednesdays, 2 x Fridays)

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

This training will run on 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 June 2024 (3 x Wednesdays, 2 x Fridays).

Our virtual steward course delivers the same learning outcomes as the face-to-face Stage 1 + Stage 2 workplace representatives course combination. We have transformed our classroom based course into an virtual course, delivered by an experienced tutor.

Branch Charge: £50 per delegate

Women’s Assertiveness

6 July 2024 10:00am–4:30pm

UNISON Regional Centre, Quayside House, Canal Wharf, Leeds, LS11 5PS

This assertiveness training offers a means of learning an invaluable set of communication skills, which help to express our opinions, needs and feelings honestly and directly.

To book your place you will need to contact your branch for approval to attend. If you are unsure how to contact your branch, please use our branch finder tool – https://branches.unison.org.uk/

Your branch will then contact the team to book your place – r.bent@unison.co.uk

To book your place you will need to contact your branch for approval to attend. If you are unsure how to contact your branch, please use our branch finder tool – https://branches.unison.org.uk/

Your branch will then contact the team to book your place – r.bent@unison.co.uk

Workplace Reps Refresher Training (ERA Re-accreditation)

8 – 9 July 2024

UNISON Regional Centre, Quayside House, Leeds

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

This training course will be delivered in over two days, face to face at Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Centre in Leeds. It is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Rights Act (ERA) re-accreditation for further training of steward and workplace reps.

Branch Charge: £60 per delegate

ADHD Understood

9 July 2024 10:00am–11:00am

Virtual Training via MS Teams

In this session you will gain an introductory understanding of ADHD – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. You will learn to recognise and celebrate the positives of thinking differently.

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