Welcome to this new collaborative learning initiative.

You have the opportunity to sign up to six online workshops aimed at helping improve the quality of your conversations & interactions with fellow union members, reps; along with building and maintaining relationships in your wider working and personal lives. 

At this stage, the dates released for each session are for early 2022 but more dates will be released after this – so don’t panic if you can’t make one of the sessions currently listed below.

How it works

Workshops are led by a Co-operative College tutor and will involve participation by all students. Each session is between 2 ½ - 3 hours long and there will be up to 15 students per workshop. These are delivered on Zoom.

You will receive a Co-operative College e-certificate for every online workshop that you successfully complete.

Signing up for a workshop

Signing up for a workshop is via the Eventbrite platform by selecting your chosen date below. 

There are multiple dates for each workshop.

We don’t recommend signing up for more than one workshop per day. 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 48 hours prior to the event.  

Have your say: Help us improve our Programme

You will be invited to provide some anonymous equality and diversity data when you sign up to any of the online workshops. It’s discretionary – but will help us understand the reach and engagement with each workshop.

Please allow the 2-3 minutes it takes to complete the survey. This will help and inform what and how we operate in the future.

Enjoy Yourselves

Finally, enjoy the learning and meeting other union colleagues!

Select dates for your workshop

Active Listening For Effective Communications

Course date = 02/02/2022 at 13:30




Active Listening For Effective Communications

Course date = 09/02/2022 at 09:30

Building Self-confidence & Assertiveness 

Course date = 03/02/2022 at 09:30




Building Self-confidence & Assertiveness 

Course date = 09/02/2022 at 13:30

Communications: Presenting an Argument

Course date = 31/01/2022 at 09:30




Communications: Presenting an Argument

Course date = 08/02/2022 at 13:30

Influencing & Persuading Others

Course date = 31/01/2022 at 13:30




Influencing & Persuading Others

Course date = 10/02/2022 at 09:30

Empathy for Team Building
Course date = 02/02/2022 at 13:30




Empathy for Team Building
Course date = 10/02/2022 at 13:30

Creating a Culture of Volunteering and Personal Development
Course date = 01/02/2022 at 09:30




Creating a Culture of Volunteering and Personal Development
Course date = 08/02/2022 at 13:30

Workshop Overviews