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28 November 2016 - 09 December 2016

Academy on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations

28 November 2016 - 09 December 2016

Academy on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations

Academy on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations

Course Information

28 November 2016 - 09 December 2016

English - French - Arabic

Turin Centre

Code: A909120

Arabic English French

Deadline: 28 November 2016

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The Academy on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations will provide a unique opportunity to become familiar with the latest trends and developments concerning tripartite social dialogue mechanisms, collective bargaining and dispute resolution systems. Participants will personalize their own two-week course by choosing from several elective modules, and will benefit from an innovative and dynamic learning environment.

Description

Description

The Academy on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations will provide a unique opportunity to become familiar with the latest trends and developments concerning tripartite social dialogue mechanisms, collective bargaining and dispute resolution systems. Participants will personalize their own two-week course by choosing from several elective modules, and will benefit from an innovative and dynamic learning environment.

Target audience

Target audience

Officials from labour ministries; representatives of employers' and workers' organizations; members and staff of tripartite social dialogue bodies; officials from labour dispute resolution systems; ILO officials; officials of the UN and intergovernmental organizations.

Information and costs

Information and costs

Background

Background

The Academy on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations will provide a unique opportunity to become familiar with the latest trends and developments concerning tripartite social dialogue mechanisms, collective bargaining and dispute resolution systems. Participants will personalize their own two-week course by choosing from several elective modules, and will benefit from an innovative and dynamic learning environment.

Social dialogue is defined by the ILO to include all types of negotiation, consultation or simply exchange of information between, or among, representatives of governments, employers and workers, on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy. It can exist as a tripartite process, with the government as an official party to the dialogue or it may consist of bipartite relations only between labour and management (or trade unions and employers’ organizations), with or without indirect government involvement. This Academy on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations will develop ILO constituents’ knowledge and skills to engage in successful social dialogue at all levels. 

This two-week interactive and stimulating activity is designed and implemented with the ILO.

 The primary goal of the ILO is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity. Social dialogue plays a key role in achieving this objective. It is both a mean to strengthen democratic decision making and to achieve decent work; as well as an end in itself.

The main aim of social dialogue is to improve the quality of decisions and policies and through the involvement main stakeholders in the world of work. Successful social dialogue structures and processes have the potential to resolve important economic and social issues, deal with

economic crises, encourage good governance, reduce inequality and promote growth.

 The extent of social dialogue has a direct impact on the climate of social peace and stability as well as the overall governance of the labour market and the economy as a whole. There is no “one size fi ts all” model of social dialogue that can be readily exported from one context to another; there is a rich diversity in institutional arrangements, legal frameworks and traditions and practices of social dialogue throughout the world. Adapting social dialogue to the specific situation is key to ensuring full ownership and sustainability of the process. As much as social dialogue may differ from country to country, the overriding principles of freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining remain the same.

 Social dialogue may take different forms. At national level as well as other levels (regional, sectoral), tripartite social dialogue allows government, employers and workers’ organizations (through their representatives) as equal and independent partners to seek solutions to issues of common concerns. At national, sectoral, enterprise or territorial level, collective bargaining allows an employer or a group of employers on the one hand and one or more workers’ organizations on the other to jointly:  determine working conditions and terms of employment, regulate relations between employers and workers, and/or regulate relations between employers or their organizations and workers’  organizations. This unique and distinct form of social dialogue plays a key role in the governance of labour market.

This Academy is a unique opportunity to discuss and analyse the different forms of, and approaches to social dialogue and industrial relations, leading to improved knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to social dialogue in their own environment.

Objectives

Objectives

General objective

The Academy provides advanced knowledge needed to contribute to the establishment or consolidation of social dialogue, industrial relations and collective bargaining.

 

Specific objectives

At the end of the Academy, participants will be able to:

• Identify enabling conditions for effective social dialogue and industrial relations;

• Refer to key international labour standards as tools for promoting social dialogue;

• Describe and discuss trends and different modalities of social dialogue and trends in industrial relations;

• Analyse good practices of social dialogue and industrial relations from different regions;

• Review the experience of tripartite social dialogue and industrial relations in their own countries and discuss how to strengthen it;

• Formulate recommendations to strengthen their national institutions of tripartite social dialogue and industrial relations at all levels;

• Establish contacts with experts and practitioners in the field of social dialogue and promote sound industrial relations for further cooperation and networking.

Content

Content

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The Academy will combine plenary sessions with elective parallel sessions to be chosen by the participants according to their preferences. The Academy will foster a conducive environment to social dialogue. The methodology will be learner-centred with the support of facilitators and practitioners of social dialogue. In addition to the lectures provided by national and international experts, permanent interaction among participants through group work, discussions and other interactive learning methods will take place. Participants will have the opportunity to look into several experiences of social dialogue in a direct manner through interaction with the key players of social dialogue and compare them with their own experience and context. It is expected to create a culture and momentum of dialogue to be promoted and deepened by the participants afterwards.

Phase I: Pre-course information on the Internet-based learning platform

– three weeks before the course;

Phase II: Face-to-Face workshop

– two-week course in Turin;

Phase III: Post-Training on the Internet-based

learning platform

– following the face-to-face course.

During the two weeks in Turin, an action-oriented, highly participative approach will be used, with particular attention devoted to sharing international experiences with a view to their adaptation and practical application:

• Training methods will combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space debate, roleplay,  exercises and group work using up-to-date learning methods and technologies;

• Particular attention will be paid to the presentation of “good practices” through case studies reflecting experiences already gained locally and internationally.

Language

Language

The Academy will be held in English, French and Arabic with simultaneous translation provided. While plenary sessions will be always held in the three languages, elective sessions will be available in French, English or Arabic or in two or three of the languages.

Costs

Costs

Participation in the course costs 3,575 Euros (course fees 2,225 Euros and participant subsistence
1,350 Euros), excluding international air travel and airport transfers. This is payable in advance. This covers: tuition fees; the use of training facilities and support services; training materials and books; accommodation and full board at the Centre’s campus; emergency medical care and insurance.

Contact us

spgt@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 2225

Subsistence cost: 1350

 

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10127 Turin - Italy

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