Local Learning Forums

Thinking Nationally, Acting Locally

The position of the Union Learning Representative (ULR) is by definition based within the locality of the workplace, as most union learners want learning to be organised within the workplace.

To support the continuing development of the ULRs’ skills base, Scottish Union Learning has established a network of Local Learning Forums. Workshops are delivered by Scottish Union Learning alongside partner organisations to ensure the content of the Forums is focussed on the skills required and demanded by the ULR network.

The Forums also provide a valuable opportunity for ULRs to network and learn from each other. This is particularly important in the Highlands and Islands, where ULRs may be isolated. Forums also allow ULRs to organise cross-union courses to meet the collective needs of learners across different workplaces and locations.

Venues and dates of meetings

Aberdeenshire Local Learning Forum

Venue: Aberdeen TUC, 24 Adelphi Lane, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL

Date of next meeting: TBC

Times: 10am (arrival); 10:30am start; 1:30pm finish

Dumfriesshire Local Learning Forum

Venue: North West Resource Centre, College Dr, Dumfries, DG2 0BX

Date of next meeting: 01 March 2017

Times: 10am (arrival); 10:30am start; 3:15pm finish

Focus: Equality Rep Development Project and learning

Edinburgh Local Learning Forum

Venue: CWU, York House, 14 South St Andrew St, EH2 2AZ

Date of next meeting: TBC

Times: 10am (arrival); 10:30am start; 1:30pm finish

Fife Local Learning Forum

Venue: Beveridge Park Hotel, 6 Abbotshall Rd, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5PQ

Date of next meeting: 28 September 2016

Times: 10am (arrival); 10:30am start; 3:30pm finish

Focus: Digital Unions workshops

Glasgow Local Learning Forum

Venue: STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow, G3 6NG

Date of next meeting: 20 October 2016

Times: 2 hour Coding Workshops running at: 10am; 12:30pm; 2:30pm

 

Lanarkshire Local Learning Forum

Venue: Jimmy Brandon Learning Centre, 102 Hamilton Rd, Motherwell ML1 3DG

Date of next meeting: 13 October 2016

Times: 2 hour Coding Workshops running at: 10am; 12:30pm; 2:30pm

Tayside Local Learning Forum

Venue: Rail Union Learning Centre, Dundee Train Station, South Union Street, Dundee, DD1 4BY

Date of next meeting: 09 March 2017

Times: 5pm (arrival); 5:30pm start; 7:30pm finish

Highlands and Islands

There are currently four local cross-union Learning Forums in the Highlands and Islands which hold quarterly meetings in Inverness, Caithness, the Western Isles and Orkney. ULRs are free to attend any convenient forum.

December dates are due to be confirmed.

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