UNISON HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE
UNISON HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE

UNISON Courses and Training

If you have missed any of the courses/training below, and would like one in your area, please contact the Branch

See below the latest courses and training offered locally for UNISON members

Autumn/Winter Online Learning Opportunities

 

Dear Member
 
We have secured funding through Scottish Union Learning to run a short programme of courses over the Late Autumn/Winter Period which are open to all members, activists and staff.
 
All the courses have been developed to run online and will be delivered by Specialist Learning Providers.
 
Please distribute this widely amongst your networks and fellow members along with the attached Expression of Interest Form which should be returned to memberlearningscotland@unison.co.uk.
 
Our online courses have proved extremely popular and we would encourage early sign up to secure a place on courses.
 
The Courses are as follows:
 
Assertiveness - 2 sessions per course on 17 & 18 November 10.00 am to 12 noon OR 23 & 24 November 10.00 am to 12 noon
 
This Course covers:
What does it mean to be assertive?
Being assertive in the workplace
Getting your point across & presenting clear messages
Ending conversations
Gaining confidence Tools
Dealing with difficulty
Handling difficult people and situations
The art of saying no
Managing conflict & Moving forward
Emotional intelligence
Managing your emotions & Dealing with someone else's emotions
 
Dyslexia Awareness - 24 November OR 1 December OR 8 December - All 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
 
Workshop will look at:
What Dyslexia is
Explore how it can manifest itself and affect everyday life and learning
Introduce tips, techniques and technology that can mitigate the impact of Dyslexia
and look at organisations that can support people with Dyslexia
 
Trauma Awareness - 23 November 11.00 am to 12 noon OR 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
 
Many Public sector workers and those working on the frontline during the Covid19 Pandemic experiencing situations that they would never expect to and are more vulnerable than others to suffering Trauma or Post Traumatic Stress which can adversely affect their home and working lives.
 
The areas covered will include:
The causes of Trauma & PTSD
Impact of trauma on the individual
The behaviours associated with Trauma & PTSD
Techniques to mitigate against PTSD
When to seek professional help and from who
The workshop does not turn us into medical experts and is designed to help us understand what PTSD and Trauma can look like and to give you a bit more confidence when talking to colleagues, clients, members, friends and family who may be struggling and be able to signpost them to professional services if required.
 
Bereavement Awareness - 26 November 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm OR 2 December 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm OR 3 December 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
 
The pandemic that is Covid19 has claimed many lives both directly and indirectly related to it and our members are at the forefront of supporting patients, clients and their families who are impacted by it.
 
This can be extremely stressful and challenging and inevitably impact on their own wellbeing.
The workshop will help understand the grief/bereavement journey for people and help them process their own feelings. Participants will be able to learn about supporting grief in context of Covid19 and engage in discussion and reflections on supporting wellbeing in Grief.
 
The workshops will be provided by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland who are the specialist Charity organisation in Scotland supporting people through Bereavement.
 
Challenging Racism in the Workplace - 2 Sessions for each Course 20 & 27 November OR 1 December & 8 December both courses run 10.00 am to 12 noon
 
Join our colleagues from educational charity Show Racism the Red Car for a two-part course in anti-racism.

Covering core concepts of prejudice such as unconscious bias, stereotypes and stigma, these workshops also consider key terminology and explore methods of responding to and reporting racism.

This interactive workshop invites and supports discussion, inclusive communication, and encourages participants to ask their questions, reflect on their opinions and expand their knowledge.

Register early as this is one not to miss.

 
DAWN MACDONALD
UNISON Branch Secretary
Highland Healthcare Branch

UNISON Member Learning Courses in September 2020. Please email Marta Chaba at m.chaba@unison.co.uk if you wish to book a place.

 

Mental Health Awareness

10 September

9.15am- 1pm

Planning for Retirement

11 September

10am - 12 noon

Making Fairer Workplaces (Fairwork Framework)

14 September 

9.30am - 12 noon

Suicide Prevention

23 September

9.30am - 12 noon

Bereavement/Grief Awareness

 

We have a few places left on our Bereavement/Grief Awareness Workshops next week which are as follows.

 

19th August   1.30 pm to 4 pm

 

OR

 

20th August 3.30 pm to 6 pm

 

For further details see below.

 

The pandemic that is Covid19 has claimed many lives both directly and indirectly related to it and our members are at the forefront of supporting patients, clients and their families who are impacted by it.

 

This can be extremely stressful and challenging for our members and will inevitably have an impact on their own well being.

 

We have secured funding through Scottish Union Learning to run some Free workshops for our members that will help them understand the grief/bereavement journey for people and help them process their own feelings.

 

The workshops will be provided by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland who are the specialist Charity organisation in Scotland supporting people through Bereavement .

 

Through participation over a 2.5 hr video link session , participants will be able to learn about supporting grief in context of Covid 19 and engage in discussion and reflections on supporting well being in Grief

 

Learning Outcomes: participants will:

 

• Have an understanding of loss through death and some of the processes and patterns of grief that are commonly expressed in the early stages of grief

• Have an understanding of the impact of Covid 19 on our grief rituals, communication and expression of grief.

• Have an understanding of end of life experience and its effects on our grief experience

• Have an understanding of impact of grief on communication and identify compassionate responses for the bereaved.

• Have an understanding of attending to our own wellbeing whilst continuing supporting

 

 

The sessions will be accessible through phone , tablet , i-pad , laptop and desktop computer all members,activists and staff are free to apply. 

 

Contact: memberlearningscotland@unison.co.uk  

UNISON Member Learning Course

"Making Fairer Workplaces"

 

Date: 14 September

Time: 9.30am - 12 noon

Online platform

Please contact Marta Chaba at m.chaba@unison.co.uk to book a place.

 

"Making Fairer Workplaces"

 

Course Objectives 

 

The learners will gain an awareness and a practical understanding of: 

  

·         the remit of the Fair Work Convention and the potential of Fair Work in Scotland 

  

·         Fair Work Framework and the five dimensions of Fair Work (effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect) 

  

·         tools used to establish a baseline and identify practical steps to progress employers' fair work journey methods for moving Fair Work forward in the workplace 

  

·         best practice to address Fair Work practices in the workplace 

  

·         tools used to measure job quality 

  

·         Fair Work and the role of Trade Unions 

  

Feel Confident to: 

  

·         provide informed advice on the Fair Work Framework and the five dimensions, to inform wider colleague engagement in the workplace. 

 

 

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Free online workshop for staff in Social Care and Early Childchood Education and Care (including non members)

 

15 September 2020 9.30am- 12 noon - online platform

 

 

This 2 hour  Awareness Workshop will focus on: 

SSSC Codes of Practice 

 Health and Social Care Standards 

SSSC Registration and qualification 

Social media guidance 

SSSC Post registration training requirements (PRTL) 

 

 

If you wish to book a place please contact Marta Chaba UNISON Learning and Development Organiser  at m.chaba@unison.co.uk

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Free online workshop for staff in Social Care and Early Childchood Education and Care 

 

7 August 9.30am- 12 noon - online platform

 

 

This 2 hour  Awareness Workshop will focus on: 

SSSC Codes of Practice 

 Health and Social Care Standards 

SSSC Registration and qualification 

Social media guidance 

SSSC Post registration training requirements (PRTL) 

 

 

If you wish to book a place please contact Marta Chaba UNISON Learning and Development Organiser  at m.chaba@unison.co.uk

 

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Bullying and Harassment

UNISON Members’ Awareness Training Day

 

  • 10 October 9.30am – 3.30pm  – Oban

 

If you wish to book a free place please contact:

 

MARTA CHABA Regional Learning and Development Organiser
Direct dial: 01463 723968
Mobile: 07950889765

 

m.chaba@unison.co.uk

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