Skills for Strength 2021

Registration for our 2021 Skills for Strength day is now open. This year’s exciting event will take place online.

Registration for Skills for Strength 2021 is now open. 

This is an exciting event for people who want to get more involved in UNISON and for our current activists to learn even more!

Skills for Strength is a convention for UNISON members in the North West, 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 event to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s working lives.

Registration is open to all UNISON North West activists and UNISON North West members who are looking to get more involved. Registration and attendance at the event is free and the 2021 event will take place online.

This year the event is themed around digital organising. But you don’t need digital skills or experience to attend. Just an enthusiasm for building union power! The event is open to all UNISON North West members.

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1300 – 1320 Welcome & opening speeches Glen Williams (Chair) Opening

Christina McAnea

Kevan Nelson

1320 – 1330 Digital check-in activity Valery Alzaga

1330 – 1430 Online to offline organising Bianka Nora & United4Respect

1430 – 1445 Break out discussion Facilitated discussion groups

1445 – 1500 Break

1500 – 1540 UNISON remote organising case studies Scotland Region

West Mids Region

North West Region

1540 – 1610 Digital organising during COVID-19 CJ Grimes –

1610 – 1620 Digital check-out activity Valery Alzaga

1620- 1630 NW Convenor closing speech Glen Williams

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