Sign up for 5-day advanced reps and union leadership course

17 Jun 2019

Are you a PCS rep looking to learn advanced organising and campaigning and brush up on your knowledge of the labour movement and public speaking? Then sign up for our residential course from Monday, 22 to Friday, 26 July.

If you have already completed PCS ‘core’ training and are looking for a course that will develop your union skills and knowledge, this is for you. In the relaxed residential atmosphere of Wentworth Castle near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, a beautiful eighteenth century stately home, run as an adult education college by the labour movement since 1978, you will learn:

•           Advanced organising and campaigning skills

•           Labour movement history

•           Public speaking

•           Union recruitment techniques

•           The political and economic context for trade unions

•           Identifying leadership

•           Developing networks and mentoring the next generation of trade unionists

•           Challenging on equalities

•           Negotiations – theory and practice.

Holistic education

PCS reps from across the UK attended an exciting pilot residential trade union education course in Yorkshire in January, launching a new era of more ‘holistic’ trade union education for reps and advocates through the PCS Academy. The key to building the confidence and strength of the union is well-trained reps and an involved, participative, membership.

The course runs from Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime, to allow people to travel on the Monday morning and Friday afternoons.

All course fees, residential accommodation, meals and travel will be covered by PCS. To register your interest in attending this course email PCS Education Officer Keith Johnston keithj@pcs.org.uk by noon on Friday (21). We particularly invite applications from young members. 

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