Certificate of Achievement in Industrial and Employment Relations

Certificate of Achievement in Industrial and Employment Relations

Certificate of Achievement in Industrial and Employment Relations

20 January–14 February 2020
The course is available in English

This certificate programme provides an introduction to the key principles of industrial and employment relations. Participants learn about international legal frameworks, freedom of association, collective bargaining, and much more.

Earn a certificate in industrial and employment relations. Widen your worldview. Join this course today.

Key features
Learn differently

The Centre’s training methods include participatory discussions and group exercises

High-level resources

Learn from ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers, and external lecturers

Proven procedures

This course is based on ILO-recognized strategies and standards

Introduction to the course

The Certificate of Achievement in Industrial and Employment Relations will introduce participants to the key principles and institutions of industrial and employment relations, and selected practices in this discipline. In particular, it will address the international legal framework of industrial relations; varieties of industrial relations in Europe; the principles of freedom of association, collective bargaining and its machinery and administration; social-dialogue institutions and mechanisms; and the linkages with employment policies and wages, gender equality and social dialogue, gender equality and collective bargaining, and ILO policies and tools for the promotion of social rights. In addition, the course will examine the theory and practice of negotiation, including the economic aspects of wage bargaining and labour-dispute resolution. Participants will be required to pass an examination in order to obtain the Certificate of Achievement in Industrial and Employment Relations awarded by the ITCILO.

Who attends this course?
  • Representatives of government, and workers' and employers' organizations;
  • practitioners in the field of industrial and employment relations from the public and private sectors;
  • human resources managers and personnel of human resources departments dealing with industrial and employment relations;
  • labour lawyers; labour administration and labour inspection officials;
  • staff of international organizations; trainers, consultants, researchers and graduate students.
What topics does this course cover?

This four-week training course helps participants hone their labour management approach.

  • Labour administration 
  • Rights at work
  • Social dialogue and tripartism
What will I learn?

Participants discuss relevant topics with international experts and their peers.

  • ILO standards for effective labour dispute resolution systems
  • All about fair and effective governance of labour migration 
  • How to address gender issues in collective bargaining and social dialogue
What will I be able to do?

After taking the course, participants improve their approach to industrial relations.

  • Represent employers and workers in industrial relations, from negotiation to mediation
  • Apply tools and knowledge to improve labour management at the international and national economic levels
  • Advise governments and employers’ and workers’ organization representatives on industrial and employment relations issues
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning and training methods.

  • A two-day study trip to the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland helps participants visualize classroom topics in real situations.
  • Participants that pass all exams earn their certificate from the Turin Centre.
  • The Turin Centre’s dynamic learning environment welcomes participants’ perspectives, stories, and ideas.

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