Skills for Strength 2018
Registration for Skills for Strength 2018 is now closed, and the full programme is now available.
Skills for strength is a convention for UNISON activists in the North West Region, bringing us together with other trade unionists from across our region, country and from across the globe to share ideas, best practice and skills.
This is a practical, workshop-based event to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s working lives.
A host of exciting speakers will be announced shortly, but for now registration is open to all UNISON activists in the North West Region. Registration and attendance at the event is free, including lunch and refreshments, but registrants will need to claim any travel expenses incurred from their UNISON branch, with their permission.
A number of accommodation places are available for activists who are travelling a significant distance from Manchester to attend, and you can apply for one of these places as part of the registration process.
Skills for Strength 2017
Skills for strength is a convention bringing together UNISON activists from across the North West, and trade unionists from across the globe to share ideas, best practice and skills to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s working lives.
Our 2017 organising convention was held on Saturday 11th March at The Mechanics Institute on Princess Street, in central Manchester.
Resources from Skills for Strength 2017
Below are some of the resources, materials and video footage from Skills for Strength 2016, held on Saturday 12th March @ The Mechanics Institute, Princess Street, Manchester City Centre
Resources from the 2016 Convention
You can download resources from the many workshops and plenaries at Skills for Strength 2016 below. More workshop resources, alongside video footage of a number of the sessions, will be added shortly.
Bev Craig - Organising in Four Seasons Healthcare Presentation
Videos from the 2016 Convention
Skills for strength 2015
7th March 2015 | Manchester Mechanics Institute, Princess Street, Manchester | 09:30am – 4:30pm
Skills for strength is a convention bringing together UNISON activists from across the North West,and trade unionists from across the globe to share ideas, best practice and skills to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s working lives.
2015 Workshop resources:
UNISON Presentation – plenary (Richard Saundry)
Tweet To Win USi (Tim Lezard)
Skills for strength – BERT amended (Steve Stott)
SfS Labour Link Presentation v3 (Lynne Morris)
one to one (Lisa Eldret) NW Skills for strength conference
NW Skills for strength conference (Joanna Cain)
mapping and campaign planning (Lisa Eldret)
Leverage Strategies (Nigel Flanagan)
HNH_campaign NW (John Page)
Final_Shumaker Workshop Saturday PPT Unison (Scott Shumaker)
Message Mapping (Scott Shumaker)
Scott Shumaker Leaflet Template (Word 2011)
Defending Facility Time (Carl Roper)
Communication handout_One to one organising contact – comprehensive (1)
Activity Scale of non members members activists 2
Videos and photos from the event will be uploaded shortly