15 December 2021

Advocates: get trained to help make your branch AGM a success

PCS Advocates, sign up for training taking place in the new year which will tell you the essentials about PCS annual general meetings to help make a success of your branch’s AGM.

The AGM is the biggest opportunity each year for our members to get together in their union branch and discuss what we have done, and what we intend to do, for the next year. Any member can have their say by putting forward a motion to the meeting. This can shape and influence PCS policy locally, and even nationally. However, if you are new to being involved in PCS, it can be a confusing event.

If you have become a PCS Union Advocate in the last year, you can make a real difference to your Branch AGM being successful and well-attended by getting involved in the planning and publicity for the AGM. The session will give you the confidence to talk to colleagues about attending, and participating in, the AGM and PCS conference

PCS regions are holding a number of short (60 to 90 minutes) training sessions for advocates and others interested in helping mount a great 2022 AGM.

To register for the session online, click on the relevant registration link below, a login to PCS Digital is required.

If you haven’t registered for PCS Digital all you need to do on the online form is enter your surname, your first name and then your PCS membership number, which has 7 digits and starts with a P (you'll find it on any emails you've had from us). You then enter your personal email address and click on the sign-up button. You will then receive an email from us with instructions on how to set up your password.

11 January

  • Noon

London and South East and Eastern: Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved

  • 6pm

London and South East and Eastern:  Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved

18 January

  • 10.30am

Midlands: Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved  

19 January

  • Noon

Scotland and Northern Ireland: Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved  

  • 12.30pm

Yorkshire and Humberside and Northern:  Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved

Wales and South West England: Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved  

  • 5.30pm

Scotland and Northern Ireland: Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved  

26 January

  • 12.30pm

Wales and South West England: Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved 

  • 2pm

North West: Advocates 3: AGM and Conference - Getting Involved  

There are also still a few places on the all-regions preparing for your PCS AGM course, aimed at those branch officers – branch secretary, chair, or organiser – who are setting up an AGM for the first time.  This is a more detailed course that runs for two half days.

Follow the online registration link below:

13 and 14 January

  • 10am to 12.30pm

Preparing for your PCS AGM (attendance at both sessions is required)

For PCS Academy enquiries email tuedacademy@pcs.org.uk