Advanced stewards course (March)

This course follows on from the introductory course for stewards, and provides stewards with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the representation of members and negotiating on behalf of members. This is a four day training course and is a combination of self-directed learning, virtual sessions with a RCM Trainer and two days residential classroom.

The course includes:

  • dealing with representation issues, such as handling capability and disciplinary cases
  • understanding the role of the NMC, and how the RCM supports members in cases
  • how to raise the profile of the RCM and the ongoing recruitment and retention of RCM members
  • working with other NHS trade unions
  • how to prepare for negotiating meetings
  • developing skills and confidence as a negotiation
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