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Oxford Management Centre

Transformational Industrial (IR) and Employee Relations (ER) Workshop

Available dates

Dec 2—6, 2019
5 days
Cape Town, South Africa
USD 5950
USD 1190 per day
Oct 11—15, 2020
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 4950
USD 990 per day
Nov 30—Dec 4, 2020
5 days
Cape Town, South Africa
USD 5950
USD 1190 per day


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About the course

This exciting and innovative seminar will introduce you to the latest and best practices in Industrial and Employee Relations (ER-IR). This seminar is very practical and highly rewarding. It is about the maintenance of the employment relationship, essentially how trade unions and management of an organisation interact. It is also about employers and unions communicating and negotiating effectively.

ER-IR has undergone many changes over the past decade, but it continues to be a critical area for all organisations It is about seeing the ‘big picture’ and helping the organisation take appropriate action to maintain good working relationships at all levels. This dynamic and interactive workshop will help you transform your industrial relations, so it meets the needs of all stakeholders.

Seminar Objective

  • Develop a collaborative approach to ER-IR
  • Examine techniques for enhancing & transforming IR
  • Appreciate the importance of employee engagement and empowerment
  • Understand the people factors in Labour Relations
  • Critically analyse the possibilities of effective conflict resolution
  • Utilise mediation skills as a practical intervention into dispute

Seminar Outline

  • Transformational Employee, Labour & Industrial Relations
  • Trade Unionism in Africa, The Gulf, and Globally
  • People Factors in the Workplace
  • Involvement, Participation, and Employee Voice
  • Negotiation Skills for Collective Bargaining
  • A Win-Win Approach to Negotiation
  • Resolving and Managing Conflict – Avoiding Conflict Escalation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Practical Techniques of Mediation
  • Reaching and Formalising Agreements

Who should attend

  • Anyone involved in ER, IR or Labour Relations
  • Union Delegates and Officials
  • Employee Relations (ER) Personnel
  • Industrial Relations (IR) Personnel
  • Human Resource Management (HRM) Professionals who need to understand Industrial Relations & Employee Relations
  • Those managers who would benefit from an understanding of trade union issues
  • Anyone who wants to learn practical skills in labour negotiation and workplace mediation

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