Free workshop for members

Time: 10.30 - 1pm

Guild House
Upper St Martin’s Lane

When the going gets tough, the tough get going! But how do they keep going? This is the million-dollar question that we are going to consider at this short session.

Even though we know setbacks are a normal part of freelance life - through no fault of our own, we don't always get that role, gig or commission we desperately want; the best of plans can go awry and we sometimes don't get the rewards we think we deserve - it can sometimes be difficult to bounce back.

This session will give you some useful strategies and tips to help you deal with setbacks in a more constructive way so that you remain buoyant and keep moving forward towards your goals.

Apply online by 13 August

Workshop content

This workshop includes:

  • Developing resilience
  • Not taking rejection personally
  • Strategies for handling setbacks
  • Identifying the positives from setbacks
  • Learning to consider setbacks in a larger context.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to pick up ideas and strategies to deal with inevitable setbacks in the most constructive way.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Have tools and ideas to help develop your resilience
  • Recognise your role and choice in how you react to setbacks
  • Understand how to take something positive from the ‘bad’ stuff
  • Discover that you are not alone!

Tutor: Muriel McClymont 

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. We are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey, which you will need to fill in before or at the workshop. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand. All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a few days of this date.

Further enquiries
t: Frances - 0791439749

Business skills training
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