Prospect | Bectu Member Courses Welcome to this collaborative learning initiative. You have the opportunity to sign up to four online workshops aimed at helping improve the quality of your conversations and interactions with fellow union members and reps, along with building and maintaining relationships in your wider working and personal lives. This is the second set of training sessions in this series and they will be running in early 2023. Last year's sessions booked up very quickly, so don't delay in booking as soon as you can. The dates and other details are below. How it works Signing up to a workshop Have your say How it works These workshops are led by a Co-operative College tutor and will be delivered in 'blended' form consisting of either a 90-minute or an 'express' 60-minute Zoom session with extra online content. Alongside the 'face-to-face' training, there will be some supporting materials and tasks on our learning management system (LMS), where you will be able to view videos and interact with your colleagues. All of the training will involve your participation and collaboration is encouraged. Both courses cover the same learning objectives, but the 60-minute 'express' course requires more self-paced learning online.When you register for a course, you will be enrolled on our LMS 'LearnWorlds' which will have links to all course content, including the Zoom links. Once you have successfully completed your course, you will be able to download a Co-operative College e-certificate from LearnWorlds for that course. Signing up for a workshop Signing up for a workshop is via the Eventbrite platform by selecting your chosen date - see below. Workshops are repeated over a three-week period, so we recommend spacing out your attendance if possible. This will ensure you have enough review and reflection time to really make the most of each workshop’s learning. Please make sure you cancel any workshop if you find you can no longer attend. Bookings will be closed five working days before the event. Have your say: Help us improve our programme When you enrol onto one of these courses, you will be enrolled into LearnWorlds, where you will be invited to provide some anonymous equality and diversity data. It’s up to you whether you fill this out – but it really helps us understand the reach and engagement of each of our workshops. At the end of each workshop, you will also be asked to complete a brief post-course evaluation feedback form, to let us know about your experience. Once this is completed, you will be able to download your certificate from LearnWorlds. Please allow two to three minutes to complete the survey. Your feedback will help inform what we do and how we operate in the future. Workshop descriptions and dates/times Workshop list Making meetings work for all. Building confidence in the workplace. Engaging and motivating others. Effectively presenting your point of view. Making meetings work for all In this online workshop you will develop skills and behaviours to make online and face-to-face meetings effective for everyone, whether you are leading or participating in the meeting. The workshop will take the format of interactive activities, enabling you to reflect, participate and assess what will work and why. You will create actionable ideas that can be implemented in future meetings to ensure they are equal and transformative for everyone, supporting you in your development of knowledge. The workshop also provides you with pre- and post-session activities, supporting a holistic approach to your own learning and development. By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Identify what an effective meeting looks and feels like to you. Investigate techniques for participating in meetings that are transformative and equal. Create actionable ideas that can provide support ahead of future meetings. Book this course through Eventbrite by clicking the link below: Tuesday 21 Feb 2023 12:30-13:30 GMT [60min session] Wednesday 1 Mar 2023 19:30-21:00 GMT [90min session] Saturday 11 Mar 2023 10:00-11:30 GMT [90min session] Building confidence in the workplace In this online workshop you will explore confidence and what this means to you in your role. The session will include interactive activities to provide opportunities for you to practise new techniques to develop your confidence and that of others, creating trusting environments. In addition, you will be coached on reflecting on your progress and how to create actions to support you in the future. The workshop also provides you with pre- and post-session activities creating a holistic approach to your own learning and development. By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Define confidence and identify what this looks and feels like to you. Explore techniques for building confidence in a variety of situations that employ integrity and trust building. Reflect on your own confidence and analyse how you might develop this in the future. Book this course through Eventbrite by clicking the link below: Wednesday 22 Feb 2023 19:30-20:30 GMT [60min session] Tuesday 28 Feb 2023 19:30-21:00 GMT [90min session] Tuesday 07 Mar 2023 10:00-11:30 GMT [90min session] Engaging and motivating others In this online workshop you will have the opportunity to reflect on and explore your past and current experiences of engaging and motivating others, but also what engages and motivates you. The session will include time to complete interactive activities as a group to gain an understanding of what has been effective and the areas you feel you would like to develop as a member to engage and motivate teams, individuals and yourself. The workshop also provides you with pre- and post-session activities, supporting a holistic approach to your own learning and development. By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Identify your current techniques for engaging and motivating others. Examine effective and ineffective communication methods to engage and motivate others. Participate in communication exchange with a given scenario and reflect on the process and outcomes in the context of engaging and motivating others to make informed decisions. Book this course through Eventbrite by clicking the link below: Wednesday 22 Feb 2023 12:30-13:30 GMT [60min session] Tuesday 28 Feb 2023 10:00-11:30 GMT [90min session] Wednesday 8 Mar 2023 10:00-11:30 GMT [90min session] Effectively presenting your point of view In this online workshop you will develop skills, knowledge and behaviours to effectively present your point of view, whilst listening to and respecting the points of view of others. The workshop will include interactive activities which will support a reflective process for you to be able to explore effective and ineffective communication techniques. It will also provide the opportunity for you to create your own actions to enable effective continuous development in your role. You will also be provided with pre- and post-session activities, supporting a holistic approach to your own learning and development. By the end of this workshop you will be able to: Reflect on situations where you have demonstrated effective and ineffective communication in the workplace. Explore communication techniques in pressurised situations that demonstrate respect and courage for all participants. Evaluate progress so far and what actions you can take forward for continuous development. Book this course through Eventbrite by clicking the link below: Saturday 25 Feb 2023 10:00-11:00 GMT [60min session] Wednesday 1 Mar 2023 10:00-11:30 GMT [90min session] Friday 10 Mar 2023 10:00-11:30 GMT [90min session] Enjoy yourselves Finally, enjoy the learning and meeting other union colleagues!