Category: Unite Training Course
On the 23rd and 24th October 23 Unite Community Activist, Workplace Reps and Unite Officials attended a Graphic Design and New Media course. The emphasis was on gaining practical skills to assist with our campaigns and get our message out to a wider audience. These two days assisted to link our Community and Workplace agendas: with the central aim to WIN both industrially and in wider society.
The materials produced on day 1 covered our campaigns on :- Food Banks, ATOS, Yorkshire Ambulance dispute, workplace education, benefits and the bedroom tax.
Day 2 concentrated on assessing the usefulness of New Media and how to dovetail both to assist WIN our campaigns. Each attendee was tasked to produce blog around their particular campaign.
Tim McSharry (Head of Disability and Diversity Access Committee for Leeds) Unite Community Activist commented. ‘Just a quick note on behalf of Phil, Damian and me, to offer our most sincerest thanks to you and Unite the Union for yesterday`s Digital Media Training.
The training was outstanding and it will undoubtedly enable us to raise our game across every aspect of our campaigning and peer-advocacy work. You and Neil should hopefully receive the proof of the pudding in the near future. With many thanks again and very kindest regards, Tim.
These courses are part of a series of practical schools to assist build the skills set of our Community Activists. Public Speaking Courses are planned for Barnsley and Durham in November.
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Richard Vivian, Unite Community Activist prepared the whole days training and delivered it to a group of 18 Community Activists at our center in Barnsley. We had a mixed audience including Unite Community Members, Trades Council Representatives, NUM Delegates and volunteers from our Local Food Bank. Solidarity is our weapon against the cruel and unnecessary Welfare Reform.Yet again, today we have proven activism gets the results “Educate, Agitate, Organize”.
Unite Community Members from our Centres in Barnsley, Chesterfield, Newcastle and Durham have a benefits training session from the C.A.B.
This short film captures a few moments of day two of a Unite public speaking course run in the Barnsley NUM/Unite Community Centre. On day one activists were taken through the techniques of public speaking, delivery, planning structure and content. They then went away with homework to watch some speeches and to prepare a short speech themselves. Day two was made up of the activists, delivering their speeches to their fellow activists from the stage of the main hall. The results were breathtaking.
Below is the list of Unite 1 Day and 2 Day Courses available for you to attend in the next few months.
These courses are available to ULRs, Community Activists, Workplace Reps and Branch Officials.
All courses are FREE to Unite Members and a Buffet Lunch will be provided and your Travel will be reimbursed.
Please respond promptly as there are a limited number of places available for each course.
1 Day Courses
- Graphic Design at Unite Regional Office in Leeds on October 22nd – 10am to 4pm
- New Media and Blogging at Unite Regional Office in Leeds on September 30th – 10am to 4pm
- New Media and Blogging at Unite Regional Office in Leeds on October 24th – 10am to 4pm
2 Day Courses
- Public Speaking and the Media 2 at Barnsley NUM/Unite Community Centre on November 18th and 25th – 10am to 4pm
- Public Speaking and the Media 1 at Durham NUM/Unite Community Centre on November 19th and 26th – 10am to 4pm
Please contact David Condliffe if you would like to attend any of the course above: David.firstname.lastname@example.org