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Digital Lab workshop: Defining your union’s organising “tech stack”

Key question: How can unions decide which digital tools work best for them? 

London / Online – 1:30pm-4:00pm – Tuesday 26 October 2021

Over the last 18 months, we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working. The internet gives us an incredible range of cheap or free tools and services, and all over the union movement, people have been putting these to work in new and creative ways, increasing and deepening online engagement over the course of the pandemic. 

This workshop will look at what we’ve learned from using this “shadow IT system” during that period. What’s worked best for specific challenges? And what works best for the union as a whole? How do you manage the tension between the creative use of new tools and organisational needs for data security, sticking to agreed budgets, staff training and more? How can these tools sit alongside work to upgrade key systems, such as CRMs? What cultural and organisational change is needed to agree on a “tech stack” of well-aligned tools?

This is an event for staff of TUC affiliated unions, particularly those working in organising, communications, IT, information management or data protection, as well as strategic leadership. 

The interactive workshop will be delivered in a hybrid format and you can choose to join in person in London or via Zoom. We’ll have strictly limited capacity in both formats. As such, we aren’t able to guarantee a place and may need to restrict the number of people per union who can join. 

Please use this form to apply for an in-person or online place at the event. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm.