Issue date
Friday, November 30, 2018
About this resource

We had a very strong response for the Organising Academy Award and Diploma courses so we have scheduled two new courses at The Manchester College.

Organising Academy courses are designed for union officers and staff directly employed by TUC affiliated unions rather than activists or reps.

The venue for Organising Academy courses is The Manchester College, St John’s Centre, New Quay Street, Manchester M3 3BE.

There is no charge for the Organising Academy Award and Diploma courses. However, participants will have to make their own arrangements for travel, subsistence and accommodation.

The Organising Academy Award in Supporting Organising

This course is for those union staff members in administrative and other support roles who would benefit from a deeper understanding of core organising practices and their implications for the way that unions operate. For many reps and members, this may be the only contact they have with paid union staff. This course, over three days, gives support colleagues the skills and knowledge needed to support organising work. 

The course covers

  • understanding organising
  • working with members
  • effective communication.

Date: 12th to 14th March 2019 Limited places available for this course

New Course Dates: 18th to 20th June

The Organising Academy Diploma in Organising

This course is for union officers who would like to take up an organising role or have been undertaking an organising role within their union. Set over 16 days, the course explores the key skills and knowledge required to run successful organising campaigns.

The course covers

  • essential skills for organising
  • research for organising
  • campaigning
  • developing the organising team

Dates:

Module 1 28 th to 31 st January 2019 Fully booked

Module 2 25 th to 28 th February 2019 Fully booked

Module 3 25 th to 28 th March 2019 Fully booked

Module 4 29 th April to 2 nd May 2019 Fully booked

New Course Dates:

Module 1 4 to 7 February 2019

Module 2 4 to 7 March 2019

Module 3 1 to 4 April 2019

Module 4 13 to 16 May 2019

Limited places available for this course

New Course Dates:

Module 1 20th to 23rd May 2019

Module 2 10th to 13th June 2019

Module 3 1st July to 4th July 2019

Module 4 22nd July to 25th July 2019

If you would like to nominate members of staff for attendance at any of these Organising Academy courses, please email Martin Hegarty at mhegarty @tuc.org.uk

Organising Academy courses are designed for union officers and staff directly employed by TUC affiliated unions rather than activists or reps.

The venue for Organising Academy courses is The Manchester College, St John’s Centre, New Quay Street, Manchester M3 3BE.

There is no charge for the Organising Academy Award and Diploma courses. However, participants will have to make their own arrangements for travel, subsistence and accommodation.