Scottish Union Learning Conference 2019
The 12th Annual Scottish Union Learning Conference will be held in the Stirling Court Hotel on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 from 10.00am to 3.00pm. (Registration from 9.30am) The theme of the Conference this year will be "Creating a Fair Workplace - The Role of Union Learning". The 9th annual Scottish Union Learning Learner of the Year Award will be presented during the Conference.
The Conference is aimed at Union Learning Representatives and trade union officials involved in the learning agenda.
There is no charge for attendance at this Conference.
Scottish Union Learning is arranging for four different workshops to be held at the Conference. Each delegate will be able to attend one workshop, to be chosen while registering. Details of the workshops are:
1: Learning in Remote and Rural Areas
How do unions ensure that members in remote areas have equal access to learning? How do they ensure that everyone’s voice is heard, and local priorities are recognised in the provision of learning? This workshop will look at the skills and strategies required to grow local learning networks, and ways to support and develop ULRs to sustain learning across remote workplaces and locations.
2: Meeting the needs of union learners
A cross-sectoral panel of trade unionists will share their experiences of good practice and challenges in organising union-led learning utilising a learner-centred approach. There will be time for discussion of the points raised and delegates are encouraged to share their own experiences.
3: ULR Development: Skills and Training
This workshop will examine how the development of ULRs is central to building effective workplace strategy around learning and development. This includes looking at the role of ULR training in equipping ULRs with the skills to operate in the contemporary workplace with their fellow union reps, with their employers and other agencies such as learning providers. As the workplace changes the development needs of ULRs will also change and this workshop will lead a discussion with ULRs on what the future learning needs are likely to be.
4: Learning and Organising
There is a growing understanding across the trade union movement of the need to develop a dynamic workplace organising strategy to ensure that trade unions continue to prosper in the future. Trade union membership is growing in some of the most challenging environments, e.g. among precarious workers, through sophisticated approaches to organising. This workshop will look at how learning and development can contribute to the wider organising agenda.
For furtherinformation, please visit the Scottish Union Learning
Alternatively, email SULEvents@stuc.org.uk