Training

  • Politics of collective heating and energy

    In Scotland, access to affordable and efficient heating systems as well as affordable energy supply is a necessity, yet for many pay meters, storage heaters and ongoing poor insulation are the reality.

    Come to this session to learn about collective heating and energy systems in Scotland and see how to start to plan for a publicly accountable, affordable and localised system of energy provision, especially as registered social landlords are investing in new energy schemes and we need to take these opportunities to shape them to our needs.

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation, you can see the next training sessions on the website.

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  • Speaking to the press

    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    During an action, following in a journalist request or just preparing a speech can feel overwhelming.

    Come to this training to practice how to speak to journalists and to a crowd. This training aims to build each other’s confidence so more and more members can feel able to speak up and as such to ensure that our voices, experiences and needs are heard. 

    In this training, you will

    •   Practise how to structure a public communication
    •   Practise being interviewed and making a small speech

    This practice storytelling to celebrate union victories, encourage and empower other members and recognise that whilst the battles are hard, we are also able to win them and need to be good at winning and at celebrating those wins! 

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation, you can see the next training sessions on the website.

     

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  • Doing videos for the union

    Seen how effective videos are to celebrate a victory or put forward a call to action, but never quite felt confident to create them? 



    Come to this training to learn how to create short and engaging videos, to story tell the union’s member defence victories, campaign progress or just put forward ideas and demands in an eye-catching way. This training will be great for current/ future communications officers of Living Rent and anyone keen to create video content for the union, to practice their skills, as well as to all members, interested in getting some experience in video making.

    In this training, you will practise

    •   Creating a short screenplay to organise the sequences of your video
    •   Learn how to do effective framing and footage
    •   Edit the footage through accessible software
    •   Go through the guidelines for Living Rent video.

    Putting forward Living Rent’s values, vision and stories is crucial to us effectively celebrating our victories and keeping each other informed and the work going on in the union. Video content is one of the most engaging ways in which we can do that. Come and learn how to practice some of these skills together.

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation, you can see the next training sessions on the website.

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