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

Organising around the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme

26 June 2024 10:00am–3:30pm

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. 

The aims of the course are to enable the learner to:
• Introduce the role of UNISON in implementing job evaluation (JE)
• A recap on the role and importance of job evaluation (JE) including for equal pay
• Look at the key features of the NHS Job Evaluation scheme
• Find out more about how to ‘health-check’ your local JE practices and capacity
• Enable you to deal with initial job evaluation enquiries
• Identify organising and recruitment opportunities in the branch related to job evaluation
• Develop an action plan for your branch
• Signpost sources of help and guidance on job evaluation issues
• To encourage learners to get further involved with job evaluation and to consider training possibilities to become a job evaluation practitioner

Branch Charge: £30 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

Black Members – Empowered Leadership

11 July 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

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

The Empowered Leadership Programme is designed for the individual to identify the links between empowerment and successful leadership. This session is aimed at Black members.

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

Team Negotiating Skills

10 – 12 July 2024

UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside Region, Quayside House, Leeds, LS11 5PS

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

This three-day course is aimed at activists with little experience of negotiating, or those with some experience but who wish to improve their skills.

This face-to-face training will take place at UNISON Regional Centre, Quayside House. This is a non-residential course.

Branch Charge: £90 per delegate

Interview Skills

12 July 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

In attending this session you will recognise different types of Interviews you may encounter. Delivered by National Careers Service.

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