Understanding Loneliness

22 May 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

Anyone can be alone and not feel lonely, or they can have contact with people and still experience feelings of isolation. During this online session learners will explore the causes and the physical impact of loneliness.

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

Excel for Beginners

20 May 2024 10:00am–1:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

Microsoft Excel is the most popular and widely used spreadsheet software in the workplace and this course is aimed at those with little or no knowledge of the software. The session covers creating a new workbook, adding and editing data, working with formulas and charting.

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

Branch Officer Training Weekend

18 – 19 May 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park

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

This is always a big weekend in our calendar , bringing together UNISON activists from across the region to learn and develop their skills together, make new contacts and extend networks.

These courses are designed for Branch Officials and committee members who have taken on responsibilities at Branch Level.  The courses will help develop the knowledge and skills needed for the different roles.

Courses scheduled to take place are: Chairing Meetings, Branch Secretary, Branch Education Co-ordinator, Equalities Officer, Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator, Health & Safety Officer, Communications Officer, Labour Link Officer and Branch International Officer

Branch Charge: £230 per delegate residential (2 days with 1 night accommodation on Saturday night) or £60 non-residential (2 days)

How to be a Good Trans Ally

15 May 2024 10:00am–12:45pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

Trans people and trans rights are becoming increasingly visible but many still face real isolation. Every non-trans person can be an ally for trans equality but not everyone feels confident doing this.

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

Holiday Spanish Basics

14 May 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

Join in a Spanish class to learn the basics of going on holiday in Spain. Including how to order things and sound Spanish enough so that you (maybe) don’t get charged tourist prices!

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

Menopause Awareness

13 May 2024 6:30pm–8:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

This workshop will explore all things menopause. The aim of this workshop is to offer a better understanding of issues related to menopause and the lead up to it peri-menopause.

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

Interview Skills

13 May 2024 6:30pm–7:30pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

In attending this session you will recognise different types of Interviews you may encounter. Understand what the employer looks for in an interview and how to deconstruct interview questions.

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

Get Active in UNISON

9 May 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm

Virtual Training via MS Teams

Wondered about getting more involved with UNISON but not sure where to start? In this session we will explore the different union roles i.e. steward, H&S rep, learning rep (ULR).

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

Introduction to Employment Law

18 April – 2 May 2024

Virtual Training via Zoom (3 x Thursdays, 9.30-13.00)

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

This course is designed as a general introduction to the law on employment rights and contracts of employment and is aimed at stewards with little experience of employment law and no previous training in employment law beyond what is covered in the general stewards’ induction course: The Organising Steward.

Branch Charge: £50 per delegate

RNIB Visually Impairment Awareness

25 April 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