Communications Activists’ Days are open to anyone and they are a great way of sharing best practice and also to learn from the experience of others and what challenges they faced, how they overcame them, what worked well and what they would do differently etc – all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Activists’ Days are held twice a year in August and November and are a combination of training, briefings, input on issues like social media, press releases and topical campaigns. They are followed by the Communications Committee meeting which activists are welcome to observe.
Tuesday 27 November 2018 at Glasgow City Branch, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ, Lunch at 12.00, event from 13.00 to 15.00. Learning from successful campaigns (Click for programme): Mandy McDowall, Regional Organiser, will give a presentation on the recent Equal Pay dispute in Glasgow City Council – the equal pay dispute is unique in many ways but there are so many aspects of the campaign that will resonate with ongoing campaigns throughout the union. Could you please let Helen Scott know if you plan to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can get an idea of numbers for lunch.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 at Apex Hotel, Dundee, Lunch at 12.00, event from 13.00 to 15.00. ‘Campaigning – How to Get Your Message Across’: There will be presentations from two branches, one of which will be Bill Petrie of Glasgow City Branch, where they will be sharing how they have kept the #justiceforjannies and equal pay campaigns in the public eye, and focussing on how they engaged and involved members.
Tuesday 28 November 2017 at Glasgow City Branch, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ, Lunch at 12.00, event from 13.00 to 15.00. How to take a half decent photograph (Click for programme): The aim is to make you a better photographer leaving the room than when you enter it. With a better understanding of how your phone, tablet or camera takes a pic and some basic rules for composing and editing a digital photo. If you can, please bring something to take a photo – phone, camera, ipad, SLR – and we can practice.
Tuesday 29 August 2017 at Apex Hotel, Dundee, Lunch at 12.00, event from 13.00 to 15.00. ‘Getting the best from Facebook’: We will cover other areas of social media and online campaigning too. We intend to cover functions like how to use paid adverts, how to design social media cards, different methods of linking Facebook/twitter to branch websites and emails, posts, and other functions.