Free trade union training: a new course, Presentation and public speaking, will help reps to give a speeches at conferences and meetings and be confident participating in formal trade union meetings. NUJ training provides reps with information to help them in their role, including employment law updates and courses in health and safety, organising and recruitment, plus how to deal with bullying and harassment. All reps' courses can be found on the NUJ website.
Professional training: find out more about courses to help you with your career on the NUJ website, including First steps in Freelancing on Saturday 9 December.
NUJ Training Scotland: whether it is social media, filming for i-devices, feature writing, pitching for work, writing for the web, travel writing, blogging or Adobe Photoshop introduction, there are plenty of training opportunities listed on the Scottish training website, including online courses.
NUJ Training Wales: there are courses on mentoring and coaching, filming and editing on an iPhone/iPad, surviving and thriving as a freelance, and strategic communications. NUJ Training Wales also holds special theme-based events. The full list of courses and dates can be found on the Welsh training website.
Free workshops: sign on at the Federation of Entertainment Unions' training website and as a member of the NUJ you will be able to join a range of courses, including marketing your work on Thursday 16 November in Bristol; learning how to create high-quality video on your mobile device (Android or iPhone/iPad) on Monday 20 November and how to drive traffic to your website on Thursday 23 November in London; plus online training and webinars. Find out more from the FEU website.
SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee training event: this free course on Friday 10 November from 10:00-13:00 at Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1X 8TN is open to all women members who want to take up positions in their union or public office. It will be useful to reps when negotiating with management and representing their members and will be led by Joy Johnson, ex-BBC/ITV producer/director (now at Unite’s press & communications department). Registration is essential. Register at SERTUC@tuc.org.uk
Mental Health Awareness: TUC Education and TUC South West are offering an introduction to mental health awareness for all officers and reps on Friday 1 December from 9:30 to 13:00 at TUC, Church House, Church Road, Filton, Bristol. The event is free and lunch will be provided. For more information and to book your place, go the TUC website.