Regional Learning & Organising Strategy

GMB YORKSHIRE & NORTH DERBYSHIRE REGION

LEARNING & ORGANISING STRATEGY

• GMB will increase the life chances of its members in the workplace and the community using lifelong learning
• Standard and quality is guaranteed
• Member development to reach full potential
• Flexible learning in our communities
• Create alternative education models
• Learning to enhance employment opportunities
• Improving and enhancing the quality of members lives and their communities

GMB LEARNING COORDINATORS

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GMB CORE BUSINESS

• Officer 100% campaigns
• Maximising membership where we have recognition
• Member retention – back to work
• Community Organising
• Integrating with the Regional Organising Team

 

TEN STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY

• Identify and elect ULR’s
• Train ULR’s
• Establish a Learning Committee
• Learning Agreement signed by Officer
• Conduct a learning survey
• Good communication
• Continue ULR training at stage 2
• Promoting learning through the GMB
• Set up learning centres
• Interlink through the branch with other workplace reps

 

GMB ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION MODEL FOR MEMBERS

• Develop a funding stream through an annual branch levy
• Learning centres to commence drawing down funding direct to the learning centre
• Initial Regional financial support
• Utilise any ULF projects available
• Work in partnership with providers

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR CHART

• Members recruited
• Members on courses
• ULR’s recruited
• ULR’s trained to Stage 1, Stage 2 and Advanced Level
• ULR’s on branch committees
• Members gaining employment
• Members offered Information, Advice and Guidance, leading to refreshing their skills, Up skilling and Continued Professional Development
• Changes in facility time agreements and new learning agreements
• Producing a Regional ULR Guidance Manual

RECORDING PROCEDURES

• Reports submitted to each learning committee meeting
• Membership growth figures directly contributed to by the initiative
• Increased ULR activity in the workplace
• Unemployed members returning to work
• Employed members progression
• Strengthening of community links e.g. Migrant Workers, Under 16’s, Unemployed