NUJ Training Scotland has a full programme of funded training opportunities for members in the new year:
Brand me: confidence skills for self-employment. Former BBC Radio Scotland producer Mairi Damer shares techniques and tips to help you build confidence and the self-promotion skills required to survive and thrive in the world of self-employment. Tuesday 15 January.
Feature Writing & Pitching: learn the principles and actions behind successful features. This course covers writing with style for professional publications, how to conduct interviews, pitch your ideas and understand your audience. Wednesday 16 January.
GDPR (Dundee): this half-day session will help you get to grips with the new data protection regime and its implications for journalism, including considerations of data sharing, consent, information security, data subject rights and issues relating to photography. Friday 18 January.
Collaborative Leadership: this course was developed to combat poor management practices, including hierarchical management structures, misogynistic attitudes and poor people management. It has a psychologist and an expert in non-violent methods of conflict resolution as tutors and is designed to create nurturing, supportive environments for those working in the creative industries. Wednesday 23 January.
The Effective Freelance: this course covers all skills needed to be a successful freelance, including the financial aspects of being self-employed; breaking into new markets; establishing terms; chasing payment; improving returns; specialist journalism; handling money; tax and deductible expenses and copyright. Friday 25 January.
DSLR Filming & Editing: this is a two-day intensive introduction to video content for multiplatform delivery and learners will look at all aspects of moving from stills to video. Friday 25 & Saturday 26 January.
New Models of Journalism: this one-day session will give you the ideas, resources and practical examples you need to explore new ways of doing journalism, from reader-owned and non-hierarchical models to the latest tools and techniques for developing a two-way relationship with your audience that pays. Thursday 31 January.
InDesign introduction: this will cover the fundamentals of InDesign applied to newspaper and magazine production. Learners will be able to draw up pages for publication, apply their sub-editing skills using QXP and import and manipulate images. Tuesday 5 February.
For full course outlines go the Scottish training website or to book a place, please contact email@example.com