Dealing with Challenging Conversations (For All UNISON Members)

25 June 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online

Tuesday 25 June ONLINE (9.30am – 12.30pm) This course is for members who are required, as part of their job, to deal with challenging conversations face-to-face. Learn how to communicate effectively with customers and service users and how to de-escalate challenging conversations. On completion of the course you will be able to: Understand how to appropriately […]

Navigating the Financial Squeeze – with Quilter Financial Advisers

25 June 2024 6:30pm–7:30pm

Online

A FREE webinar – open to all members – to help you make the most of your money and secure your financial future.

Trans Ally Training (For All UNISON Members)

26 June 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre As I’m sure you are aware, 2024 has been designated as the Year of the LGBT+ Worker and will be marked by a number of events across all levels of the union throughout the year. To assist with the launch of this, the Regional Education Team has […]

Dealing with Capability Cases (For Workplace Stewards)

2 – 3 July 2024

UNISON Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre. This two day course looks at all the major areas of contention in regards to capability. It examines the legal framework which defines capability and looks at how this is different from misconduct. The course activities are bases on providing the maximum practice of identifying and dealing […]

The Organising Steward ONLINE (For Workplace Stewards)

11 June – 9 July 2024

ONLINE

5 Tuesdays ONLINE 10am – 12pm You will be required to attend all 5 dates below: Tuesday 11 June 10 – 12pm Tuesday 18 June – 10am – 12pm Tuesday 25 June – 10am- 12pm Tuesday 2 July – 10am- 12pm Tuesday 9 July – 10am- 12pm This is a five-day course for UNISON stewards […]

Getting Great at MS Excel – Level 3 (For All UNISON Members)

9 – 10 July 2024

Online

Tue 9 and Wed 10 July (9.30am-1.30pm) This course is for those people who really want to find out how Excel can help them perform better. Gain the skills to create macros, collaborate with others, audit and analyse worksheet data, incorporate multiple data sources, and import and export data. Upon successful completion of this course, […]

Making Equality Central to your union practice (For Workplace Stewards)

10 July 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

The one-day face-to-face course has been designed to cover 4 modules: · Equality in UNISON · Introduction to Equality legislation · Equality and your role as a rep The aim of the course is to enable reps to gain an understanding of equality issues and to encourage them to embed an equality angle across all […]

Introduction to Health & Safety ONLINE (For Health and Safety Representatives)

13 June – 11 July 2024

ONLINE

ONLINE This course covers the role of the Health and Safety Representative, legislation, workplace inspections and developing local strategies. This is an essential starting point for new Health and Safety representatives You will be required to attend all 5 dates set out below: Thursday 13 June – 10am- 12pm Thursday 20 June – 10am- 12pm […]

Mental Health First Aid (For Workplace Stewards)

15 – 16 July 2024

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS is 17 June 2024. NO LATE APPLCIATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED  IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, Birmingham This course is being delivered in partnership with SpeakupforMentalHealth. By the end of this course learners will be able to: Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them […]

Sickness Absence Reviews ONLINE (For Workplace Stewards)

10 September 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

ONLINE

ONLINE This one day course will examine the principles and priorities to consider when representing a UNISON member at a sickness absence review meeting. It will explore the basics of preparing yourself and the member for a meeting and possible outcomes. No prior knowledge of representing a member at a review meeting is required. Please note […]

Branch Officers Training Day 2024: Health and Safety Officer (For Branch Officers)

27 September 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham B2 4JQ

This course will take place over TWO DAYS so you must attend both days to complete the course.  Day 1 – Friday 27 September 2024 – IN PERSON at The Burlingon Hotel, Birmingham City Centre, B2 4JQ. Day 2 – Friday 11 October 2024 – IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, Livery Street, Birmingham. […]

Branch Officers Training Day 2024: Education Officer (For Branch Officers)

27 September 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham B2 4JQ

This course will take place IN PERSON at The Burlingon Hotel, Birmingham City Centre, B2 4JQ This course is for branch activists involved in arranging and publicising education and training for members within a branch, or those who want to learn these skills. It covers the role of the Branch Education Co-ordinator, building links with […]

Branch Officers Training Day 2024: Communications Officer (For Branch Officers)

27 September 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham B2 4JQ

This course will take place IN PERSON at The Burlingon Hotel, Birmingham City Centre, B2 4JQ This is a one day course designed for Branch Communications Officers and others in the branch that have responsibility for communications within the branch. The course will cover all elements of communication, including public speaking, writing a press release, […]

Branch Officers Training Day 2024: Chairing Skills (For Branch Officers)

27 September 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham B2 4JQ

This course will take place IN PERSON at The Burlingon Hotel, Birmingham City Centre, B2 4JQ This course is for anyone involved in chairing formal meetings or who wants to learn the skills of chairing meetings.  The course will cover: The role of a chairperson Meetings procedure Dealing with dilemmas Handling motions and amendments Please […]

Branch Officers Training Day 2024: Equality Officer (For Branch Officers)

27 September 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham B2 4JQ

This course will take place IN PERSON at The Burlingon Hotel, Birmingham City Centre, B2 4JQ This course is for branch activists involved in promoting equalities issues and those that want to find out more about how to do this. This course will cover the role of Branch Equality Officers, UNISON policies and equalities legislation, […]