Occupational Therapy Stewards’ National Training Seminar

7 – 8 November 2018

Conference Aston Meeting Suites (CAMS), Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET

The seminar provides an opportunity for BAOT/UNISON stewards from both health and local government to come together to discuss key employment relations and professional issues.

The seminar will include presentations and practical workshops designed to assist OT stewards in their trade union role. It will also enable stewards to network in their regional groups.

Seminar sessions will focus on pay; the OT career development framework; young members; health and wellbeing for OT stewards; a guide to pension schemes; training on how to have difficult conversations; with more sessions still to be added to the programme.

Applications are particularly welcome from new stewards but please note that all workplace reps should complete the foundation course for new UNISON stewards, ideally prior to the seminar.

Branches are asked to encourage their BAOT/UNISON OT stewards to attend. The cost of the venue and all materials will be met centrally. Branches are asked to cover the registration fee for each delegate’s accommodation, travel and food costs.

Registration closes on 12 October.

In a survey of those who attended last year’s seminar, 100% of respondents would recommend it to other BAOT stewards. In their own words:

Excellent                      Amazing!                     Very impressed Brilliant for networking        

Well-organised            Very informative in a fantastic venue

Great venue, accessible, good space, good food.

Interesting, fun & informative

Excellent as always, great to network and find out what’s going on in other areas.

Delegates must be BAOT/UNISON stewards

Registration and sponsorship via UNISON branches. Branches are asked to encourage their BAOT Stewards to register their place by contacting baotstewards@unison.co.uk for further details.

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