From the TUC

Introducing the TUC Lay Leadership Development programme

02 Sep 2010, By

The TUC Lay Leadership Development Programme will provide senior lay union representatives (i.e. members of union National Executives) with a challenging and innovative package of training, discussion and support delivered over three 2-day modules.  The core themes of the programme will be the way unions respond to key strategic and organisational challenges, the need to increase membership and member participation and how unions campaign more effectively both nationally and internationally.

Whilst paid union officers are well catered for in respect of development programmes in relation to both organising and wider subject areas – via the TUC’s Union Professional Development programme, the TUC Organising Academy and of course Leading Change – there is currently no single distinct programme available for senior lay reps that  covers  matters related to development of innovative organising and recruitment strategies, use of resources, campaigning and work with unions in the  EU and globally.  The Lay Leadership Development Programme is designed to fill this gap.

Module dates and themes for the inaugural programme are;

  • Module 1: Challenges, Strategy and Resources – January 20 & 21, 2011
  • Module 2: Effective Organising & Campaigning – March 24 & 25
  • Module 3:  Global Organising – May 5 & 6

Nominations from unions and supported applications from appropriate senior lay representatives are welcomed.  Additional details about the programme are available from Carl Roper, TUC National Organiser at [email protected]