Managing employment disputes effectively in international organizations

Effective management of employment disputes in international organizations

Managing employment disputes effectively in international organizations

4–6 May 2020
The course is available in English

International organizations are under an obligation to offer their staff fair employment conditions and effective means of employment dispute resolution. This requirement is not only the 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 providing a respectful and enabling workplace. The increasing number of employees affected by the managerial decisions of international organizations, as well as the growing judicialization of employment disputes, points to a need to improve the ability of international organizations to prevent and manage conflict effectively.

Introduction to the course

International organizations are under an obligation to offer their staff fair employment conditions and effective means of employment dispute resolution. This requirement is not only the 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 providing a respectful and enabling workplace. The increasing number of employees affected by the managerial decisions of international organizations, as well as the growing judicialization of employment disputes, points to a need to improve the ability of international organizations to prevent and manage conflict effectively.

Who attends this course?

The training course is targeted at all staff involved in conflict prevention and resolution within international organizations, in particular HR and legal professionals and managers.

What will I learn?

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;
  • Improve existing dispute management processes, practices and frameworks within organizations.
Contents

The workshop will address the following key themes:

  • Conflict prevention and early resolution
  • Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Internal means of redress
  • Judicial review
  • Ethics
  • Internal investigations
  • Special focus: Harassment and sexual harassment
Faculty members

The faculty of the training, which is reviewed annually, includes a mix ILO staff and internationally renowned experts from other international organizations.

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