About this course:
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.
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
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
Building and using power
This course will rely heavily on facilitated discussion, small group work and the use of case studies.