Organiser Pathway Level 1: Organising Foundations

This course will teach the essential steps in organising a workplace, including planning, mapping and analysis, the structured organising conversation and objection handling.

About this course:

Intended Audience 

Organisers and Campaigner

 

About this course 

This foundational course is aimed at new Organisers (with approximately one years’ experience in the field) with a focus on building knowledge and practical skills.

You will learn about the essential steps in organising a workplace, including planning, mapping and analysis, the structured organising conversation and objection handling. We’ll also consider the values and purpose of unionism and learn how to critically assess interests and power. 

In Part Two of the course, you’ll learn how to assess and develop workplace leaders, run effective meetings and build power in the workplace. Six weeks after completion of the course, there will be a recall session via Zoom to monitor your progress and share stories. 

 

Outcomes 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Articulate and discuss the values and purpose of unionism 
  • Critically assess interests and power at the workplace level 
  • Converse about power at the industry, national and international levels 
  • Undertake the steps needed to organise a workplace and conduct effective and strategic mapping and analysis 
  • Describe and demonstrate the steps in a structured organising conversation 
  • Make use of strategies for effective objection handling 
  • Identify and analyse key issues around which to organise 
 

Content 

Interests and power 

Lessons from our history 

The organising cycle 

Research and analysis 

The structured organising conversation 

Industrial context and instruments 

Issues, analysis and problem-solving 

Developing leaders 

Building and using power 

 

Delivery mode 

Face-to-face 

 

Delivery style

This course will rely heavily on facilitated discussion, small group work and the use of case studies. 

 

Duration

Five days 

 

Pre-requisites

None 

 

Related Courses

Organiser Induction 

Organiser Pathway Level 2: Building Union

 

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Organiser Pathway Level 1: Organising Foundations

 

2024

This course is being delivered as part of a comprehensive training package for new Organisers that also includes Organiser Induction and Organiser Pathway Level 2: Building Union.

 

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