Originally submitted to MU London Region for consideration as a motion for the 2015 MU Delegates Conference (declined)
Conference calls on the EC to instigate a program of basic training sessions for potential and new committee members, and a similar program for potential and new committee chairs.
These sessions would equip members with the basic skills necessary to fulfil these important roles inside the MU. Topics might include an understanding of the MU Rules, committee procedures, basic Equality training etc.
In addition, Conference recommends a mentoring scheme to ensure that new committee members and chairs are paired with existing, experienced members to help guide them thru their initial period in the role.
It would be hoped that these sessions would help to increase membership participation in Union business and Union activism in general.