Background: International organizations are under the obligation to offer their staff fair employment conditions and effective means of employment dispute resolution. This requirement is not only a direct consequence of the immunities enjoyed by international organizations, but also reflects the aspiration of global organizations to attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce by offering a respectful and enabling workplace. The increasing number of employees negatively affected by managerial decisions on the part of international organizations, as well as the growing judicialization of employment disputes, points to the need to improve the ability of international organizations to prevent and manage conflict effectively. Objectives: The workshop is intended to enhance the participants' capacity to effectively prevent and manage employment disputes in international organizations. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: recognize the importance of effective employment dispute resolution systems in international organizations; understand the guiding principles of effective conflict prevention and management; apply best practices in preventing and managing employment disputes; and improve existing dispute management processes, practices and frameworks within organizations. Faculty members: The faculty of the training course, which is reviewed annually, includes a mix of ILO staff and renowned experts from other international organizations. Methodology: The three-day workshop will consist of six working sessions, including presentations and group exercises. The faculty members will ensure a conducive environment that promotes exchanges of experience and best practices among participants. Participants will be invited to complete a pre-course questionnaire concerning their learning objectives and experience. They will also be required to prepare for the training via a dedicated on-line learning platform.
All staff involved in conflict prevention and resolution within international organizations, in particular HR and legal professionals and managers.