Stepping up - Women in Leadership

This new course has been developed to celebrate the TUC's 150th Anniversary year. The course will explore leadership, activism, campaigning, organising, motivation, media skills and much more.

Who is the course for?

This course is for women trade union reps who want to develop their leadership positions within the trade union movement or build their CV skills to advance into leadership roles withing their organisation or community.

How long is the course?

This is a blended course consisting of 5 days in the classroom and 5 days of online/workplace learning.

What will the course help me do?

The course will help you understand:

  • What is leadership?
  • Leadership skills
  • Leadership styles
  • Public speaking
  • Organising skills
  • Media skills (including social media)

Can I get time off to learn?

Union representatives who wish to attend TUC courses in working time should first ask their employer for time off with pay.  The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 give accredited union and safety representatives a legal right to reasonable time off with pay to attend courses approved by the TUC or their union. Guidance towards establishing what constitutes reasonable time off can be found in the ACAS Code of Practice.

Representatives who find difficulty in obtaining time off to attend TUC courses should seek assistance from their senior union representative or full time union officer.


How much is the course?

There are no course fees for union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

Further information

If you require any further information about this course please contact your TUC Education Officer.

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