Our Voices in Union – Leadership Learning for EIS Equality Networks

Created on: 15 Aug 2023 | Last modified: 30 Oct 2023

The EIS is excited to announce a new two-year project which aims to grow the leadership and improve the representation of BAME, LGBT, disabled, neurodivergent and young members within their own workplaces, and within the Union.  

The first year of the project will be a hybrid (part online, part in-person) leadership course with 5 Modules organised around three themes: Fair Work, Leadership and Equality. The second year will provide opportunities for participants to put their leadership skills into practice.

The course is open to:

  • Black Asian or Minority Ethnic members

  • LGBT+ members

  • Disabled members

  • Neurodivergent members

  • Members who are 27 or under


It is expected that the course will run from November 2023 to February 2024, with the following dates identified: 

Thursday 9 November

2pm-6pm seminar then an in person dinner

 (EIS HQ, Edinburgh) 

Module 1: Welcome & Overview An introduction to, and overview of, the course, featuring speakers and a workshop, and followed by dinner and entertainment.

Tuesday 12 December



Module 2: Taking Fair Work Forward Through the Union: Amplify Your Voice  An online seminar featuring presentations, an overview of the EIS structure, and a workshop on motion writing and speech writing.

Date TBC

(Online asynchronous learning)

Module 3: Key emerging Equality Issues Online learning pages on key and emerging equality issues to be completed over a period of time

Saturday 13th January

10am - 2pm, Radisson Blue, Glasgow

Module 4: Our Wellbeing, It Matters!

Participants will together attend a seminar on the connection of inequality and health, as part of wider EIS activity.

Date TBC

(in person)

Module 5: Taking the Lead: What next? An action planning workshop and celebration of completion of the course, beginning planning for solidarity conference


The course is free, costs associated with in person attendance will be covered by the EIS, and accessibility adjustments will be made where possible. Priority will be given to members who can commit to all sessions and a selection may be made to achieve a demographic balance.


Registration has closed as the course is now full.