Converting Student Members to Full Members (rescheduled from September 3)

Thursday, September 24, 2020: 3 pm - 4.30 pm AEST; Registration is free

Presenters include: Danielle Mahoney, Campaigns Officer and Cameron Ritchie, Communications Officer, NSW Nurses and Midwives Association; Paul Grainger, Director and Monica Rawat, Deputy Director, Young Professionals Australia; Tara Koot, Apprenticeship Officer, ETU NSW and Scott Reichman, Apprentice Organiser, ETU QLD.

Several union branches especially among the trades and professions, contact or recruit a significant number of members before they start paid employment in those industries, through a free or very low-cost student membership category.  Some have reviewed and developed their means and processes to encourage these student members to continue as full, paid-up union members when they start work after their training.  In this webinar we’ll hear from a panel of unionists on what they have learned about attracting student members and/or converting them into ongoing membership of their unions. The webinar will include multifaceted approaches including elements of membership packages, campaigning, organising, communications and digital.