Autumn learning programme for members
UNISON’s latest programme of workshops and events includes how to manage your finances, understanding and supporting your friends, colleagues and family deal with mental illness and poetry – if you would like to sign up please hurry as some of these workshops fill up fast.
Caring for Adults – Wednesday 22 September: 9:30am–1pm https://yorks.unison.org.uk/events/caring-for-adults/
The workshop is suitable for those working in the care sector, both in the community, in a residential home or within a hospital or rehabilitation centre, or those with caring responsibilities for elderly friends and relatives. Delivered by the Open University this workshop will cover the following learning aims: Good communication – ways of communicating, improving your listening and interpersonal skills. Palliative and end-of-life care – how this care is provided and what is meant by a good death. Positive risk-taking – why it is important to balance safe care with positive risk-taking to promote a more fulfilling life for the cared-for person.
Financial Wellbeing for UNISON members -Tuesday 28 September:12pm-1pm https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5977692194190944015
This 1-hour webinar hosted by UNISON’s charity There for You is delivered by The Money Charity. It’s designed to help UNISON members manage their money better, stay on top of their finances and plan for the future. It also offers the latest in money saving tips.
Online Introduction to Family History –  Thursdays 16th September to 14th October:11:15am-12:45pm http://www.learninunisonwm.org.uk/course/974
Are you a UNISON member that has always wanted to know more about your past? This course will provide you with an introduction to researching family history and genealogy. It will look at the ever-increasing range of online family history resources and the skills required to navigate them accurately and efficiently.
Poems for Change: Poetry Workshop – Thursday 7 October: 10am – 1pm https://learning.unison.org.uk/events/poems-for-change-poetry-workshop/
National Poetry Day with a morning workshop led by Hydrocracker Theatre Company. An opportunity to explore the power of words in working for a better world, as well as to discover your own creativity, this workshop was very popular when we ran it earlier this year, and we’re delighted to provide it once again.
Online Get That Job –  Fridays 08 October – 22 October:11:15am – 12:45pm http://www.learninunisonwm.org.uk/course/978
Delivered by the WEA, this course will focus on the changes many of us are going through at work, particularly redundancy and the need to look for a new job. The course will cover, how to compile a CV, understanding and completing job application forms and preparing for a job interview.
Online Mental Health Awareness – Thursday 14 October: 9.30am-1pm http://www.learninunisonwm.org.uk/course/979
Delivered by the OU, this workshop is aimed at any UNISON member that would like to gain some introductory knowledge and understanding of mental health. It will help participants understand the main mental health problems that people face and provide a basic insight into the experience of having mental distress.
Your Skills, Your Future –  Fridays 15 & 22 October : 10am-1pm https://learning.unison.org.uk/events/your-skills-your-future-oct-21/
Are you feeling stuck in your current job? Explore what skills you have, how to make the most of them, and how to develop new skills. Whether you want to learn for work or in your personal life, this workshop is for you.
Latest Courses for Activists
Online Handling Grievance and Disciplinary – 21 & 22 September: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm http://www.learninunisonwm.org.uk/course/967
This two-day course concentrates on building the skills, techniques and confidence needed for workplace stewards to represent members. It examines the contents of grievance and disciplinary procedures, the influence of the ACAS Code of Practice then moves on to develop the skills needed for preparing a case, interviewing, and representing a member. Stewards must have completed either the 5-day Organising Steward course or the 10-day TUC Union Representatives Stage 1 course before applying for this course.
Online Sickness Absence Reviews – Tuesday 12 October http://www.learninunisonwm.org.uk/course/968
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.
Mental Health First Aid –  Mondays 18 – 28 October https://learning.unison.org.uk/events/mental-health-first-aid/
UNISON recognises mental health as part of a wider discussion around health and wellbeing at work and believes in the value of a collective approach. This course for experienced UNISON reps aims to support that, establishing practical support in the workplace.
If you would like more information about learning & training through your union or becoming a workplace ULR, contact your UNISON ULRs: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the branch office on 02476 550829 : Email: email@example.com