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Effective negotiating & bargaining

This course is aimed at more experienced reps and officers who are involved in local negotiations. Participants ideally should have completed rep, learning reps, safety or equality rep introductory training before applying to attend this course.

Why attend?

The ability to conduct successful negotiations is paramount to a branches effectiveness and strength. This course is an opportunity for reps and officers involved in branch negotiations at all levels to increase their understanding and confidence to better represent UCU members on a whole range of current collective issues.

The course will examine:

  • the role of the UCU negotiator and the negotiating team 
  • legal rights that may be used to support negotiations
  • links between branch organising and campaigning activity
  • the different stages of negotiation
  • techniques for communicating effectively and responding to unfair tactics in negotiations
  • how issues of equality and diversity impact on negotiations.
  • different negotiating styles
  • how to implement a successful collective bargaining strategy.

If there are no course dates listed below, or if you'd like to be made aware of further dates, please register your interest here.

To apply for any of the courses below please click on the course title in pink

Effective negotiating & bargaining skills: 18-19 April & 2 May 2018, London

This course is open to reps who are, or will in the near future be involved in negotiating on behalf of their members.