Assertiveness for women (five sessions)

20 April 2021

We are pleased to offer a fully interactive online version of our popular assertiveness for women course.

Who is the course for?

The course is design for women activists and reps in UNISON Eastern region.

What will the course help me to do?

  • Understand the meaning of assertive, passive and aggressive behaviour,
  • Consider the nature and impact of behaviour on ourselves and others,
  • Become more aware of differing behavioural styles,
  • Discuss the value of assertive behaviour for women members of the union,
  • Develop a more assertive approach to a range of situations,
  • Feel more confident as women, and in our role in the union.

When does the course run?

The course will be run on five separate dates in April.

This will be via an online learning platform to support you and you will be able to interact with others that are on the course to learn and sharing of experiences.

You will need to be available online from 10am to 1pm on 20, 21, 22, 23 and 27 April 2021.

Can I get time off to learn?

Yes, if you are in a recognised workplace the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the 1997 Safety Representative and Safety Committee Regulations give you the right to time off with pay to attend trade union courses. You must give your employer reasonable notice.

Guidance can be found in the ACAS Codes of Practice.

Can I get time off for online courses?

Yes. Online learning is not an alternative to paid release from work. The law still applies, whether learning takes place away from work or in work, at a workstation or in a company learning centre.

If you are having difficulty accessing paid time off, please contact your local branch.

How much is the course?

There are no course fees for UNISON activists on this course.

Sign me up!

Please register using the form below. Once your branch has confirmed that you need the training, we will get in touch to confirm your place.

If you have any questions please contact us here.

  • If you’re not sure what branch you’re in, please check UNISON’s branch finder.