Education

Time to Change Related Activities

By addressing the important areas below we can help reduce employee stress within the workplace, and bolster our ability to improve equality of opportunity too.

Time to Change is 10 years old and it has never been more relevant than today. It is a growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health. Still too many people are made to feel ashamed or isolated because they have a mental health problem. Mental Health is an issue for the workplace, and unions and employers are looking at ways to tackle this growing concern.

Newcastle College Trade Union Education Centre is working in Partnership with UNISON City of Sunderland Branch to offer awareness sessions for staff.  

Please note: The following workshops require 12 attendees to go ahead.

Free Time Management

To be held on Monday 9th July 2018 in Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, from 1.00pm until 3.00pm

One of the most effective skills you can have in life is powerful and effective time management. If you’re not managing your time well, there’s no way you’re going to reach your goals at work and the life outside of it. In times of austerity measures, in the workplace, workloads can increase along with reductions to staffing levels and reaching a healthy work life balance can be difficult. Ever advancing developments in technology, while useful, can blur the lines between work and home life and this session is a taster on how to improve your time management.

Free Unconscious Bias

To be held on Monday 16th July 2018 in Committee Room 6, Civic Centre, from 10.00am until 12.00noon

Unconscious bias is the idea that without meaning to, we let hidden, unconscious preferences affect the decisions we make. This can have a huge impact on what we say and do. This session is designed to be a brief introduction to some of things people find most useful about this topic. Tools and techniques for overriding and rewiring assumptions are established in this session.

For further information please contact Howard Fawcett, Unison Life Long Learning Officer & Learning Coordinator / The Learning Styles Project on 0191 561 2736 or email him at howard.fawcett@sunderland.gov.uk for further information.


Learning Styles Project Learning and Career Development Event (Adult Learners Week)

The event was held on Wednesday 6th June 2018, Sunderland Civic Centre Main Reception from 10.30am until 1.00pm which was very successful.

The providers who supported and attended the event were:

  • Learning Styles Project
  • Sunderland City Council Coaching and Equality Teams
  • Sunderland College
  • Learning Curve Group
  • National Careers Service
  • Alison Rochford
  • Slimming World
  • Workers Education Association

Please note there are further support and learning opportunities available courtesy of UNISON City of Sunderland Branch and the Learning Styles project.

For further information please contact Howard Fawcett, Unison Life Long Learning Officer & Learning Coordinator / The Learning Styles Project on 0191 561 2736 or email him at howard.fawcett@sunderland.gov.uk.


The Learning Styles Project Transferability Support Network

Transferable skills support = Employability and Learning skills support to cater for individual’s aspirations

SUMMARY

The Learning Styles Project Transferability Support Network, provider routes into accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities. These include Trade Union Learning, Higher and Further Education, Essential skills, Entrepreneur training, Health and Wellbeing and many more support provisions catering for individuals learning and career goals.  For Council staff the project also compliments Sunderland City Councils Workforce Development support WDSupport@sunderland.gov.uk; or telephone 561 6110.

Please contact the Learning Styles Project for your Learning and Career enquiries or if you would like to become a Union Learning Representative.

Howard Fawcett

ULR Coordinator / Learning Styles Project and Unison Life Long Learning Officer

0191 561 2736 or howard.fawcett@sunderland.gov.uk