Scottish Union Learning Highlands & Islands Conference

Scottish Union Learning Highlands & Islands Conference

Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road, Inverness IV2 3LP.
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June 14, 2019, 09.00 – 15.00

Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

The Scottish Union Learning Highlands & Islands Learning Conference will be held at the Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP on Friday 14 June 2019.

The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Union Learning – Empowering Workers, Creating Leaders’.

Scottish Union Learning would like to invite you to participate in the Conference, which is aimed at Highlands & Islands Union Learning Reps and other Union Reps, and members interested in promoting learning and equality at work.

There is no charge for attendance at this Conference.


Scottish Union Learning is arranging for three different workshops to be held at the Conference. Each delegate will be able to attend two workshops, to be chosen while registering. Details of the workshops are:

1. Learning to Stand Together Against Bullying - towards a fairer workplace

Facilitator: TBC

Surveys consistently show that workplace bullying and harassment is on the increase. However, often the onus is on the affected individual to deal with the problem. In this practical and interactive workshop we will learn how to better understand and challenge instances of workplace bullying and harassment, and identify ways to change this negative workplace culture.

Join us in learning how trade unions can use our collective power to tackle bullying and harassment in all its forms and support those who are treated unfairly.

2. The Buzz - a practical confidence builder for all

Facilitators: Joan Duncan & Fionna Dowell, Skills Development Scotland The Buzz is a fun and accessible way for you to relate your personality type to your preferred learning style and identify areas for skills development that will allow you to achieve success.

Created by careers adviser and author David Hodgson, The Buzz is an interactive collection of techniques including personality type theory which aim to inform and motivate people to make positive life choices.

3. Action Over Words - empowering one another to lead on equality

Facilitator: Euan McLaren, Scottish Union Learning

Too often we pay lip service to equality and diversity, failing to tackle day-to-day issues when they arise. This workshop, Actions over Words, shows how trade unions can take a more proactive approach to eliminating inequality, through Equality Reps, and by developing leadership capacity in the TU movement.

We will discuss real life experiences - examples of where Equality Reps have had a positive impact in the workplace, and how you can access equalities resources through SUL.

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