Organising Training in your Workplace

This is a three day course which looks at the role of a GMB Workplace Organiser (WO) including Union Learning Reps, Shop Stewards and Safety Reps and examines your legal rights, in order for you to carry out your functions as a ULR in the workplace. 

This course is mandatory for all GMB ULR’s and is also available to all other WO’s.

Course Aims

  • Understand the role of a WO in organising training and education in the workplace.
  • Develop GMB@Work in the workplace.
  • Improve and update your communication skills.
  • Develop an understanding of ESOL, literacy, numeracy and learning within the workplace and sector.
  • Identify how to use training and learning as a recruitment and organising tool.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the role of the GMB WO.
  • Providing frontline advice and guidance for your members.
  • Identifying learning needs.
  • Developing interviewing skills.
  • The Trade Union approach to learning and skills.
  • Finding contacts and information.