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20 January 2020 - 27 March 2020

Diploma in Industrial and Employment Relations

20 January 2020 - 27 March 2020

Diploma in Industrial and Employment Relations

Diploma in Industrial and Employment Relations

Course Information

20 January 2020 - 27 March 2020

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9012413

English

Enrolment deadline: 17 November 2019

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Description

Description

The Diploma in Industrial and Employment Relations will provide a sound foundation in theory, principles, and practice for all those whose careers require knowledge of and skills in industrial and employment relations. It will enable participants to apply multidisciplinary knowledge to decision-making in the field of industrial and employment relations; represent employers or workers in industrial-relations activities, including the negotiation and administration of collective agreements and conciliation/mediation procedures; and advise government, employers' and workers' representatives on industrial and employment-relations issues. It will expose participants to various industrial and employment-relations systems and practices. It is relevant to participants from both developing and developed countries, who will have opportunity to share their different experiences. On passing the exams, participants will earn the Diploma in Industrial and Employment Relations awarded by the ITCILO

Target audience

Target audience

Government, workers' and employers' representatives; practitioners in the field of industrial and employment relations from the public and private sectors; human resources managers, personnel in 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

Objectives

Objectives

On successful completion of the Diploma in Industrial and Employment Relations, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective industrial and employment relations strategies;
  • Represent employers or workers in industrial relations, including negotiation, interpretation, and administration of collective agreements and conciliation/mediation procedures;
  • Apply tools and methodologies for effective labour-management relations at different levels of the economy from enterprise to the national and international level;
  • Advise government, employers’ and workers’ representatives on industrial and employment relations issues.
  • Apply multi-disciplinary knowledge to industrial relations-related decision making;
  • Describe the industrial and employment relations systems with a comparative approach.

Content

Content

  • Industrial relations and employment relations: scope and definitions
  • Varieties of industrial relations in Europe
  • Industrial relations and the economy
  • ILO standard-setting system 
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Fundamental principles and rights at work
  • Social dialogue: actors, types, institutions, issues / International legal framework 
  • Social dialogue and employment policies / social dialogue and wages
  • National institutions of social dialogue
  • Social dialogue and gender equality
  • Main roles and functions of Trade Unions and Employers’ Organizations
  • Labour administration / labour administration and industrial relations
  • Collective bargaining / machinery / Administration and implementation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Collective bargaining and gender equality
  • Collective bargaining in the Public Service
  • Negotiation theory and practice
  • Labour dispute resolution systems / selected country experiences
  • Key principles of labour dispute resolution
  • International framework for dispute resolution in the Public Service
  • Conciliation/mediation of labour disputes 
  • Grievance handling
  • Labour inspection / Occupational safety and health
  • Private workplace compliance initiatives
  • ILO policies and tools on the promotion of social rights
  • The employment relationship / Non-standard forms of employment
  • Transition from informal to formal economy
  • Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning MNES and Social Policy  
  • Global Union Federations and Multinational Enterprises
  • Global framework agreements
  • International trade agreements and labour clauses
  • Global supply chains
  • Labour law and employability
  • Social protection / Social and solidarity economy
  • Introduction to green jobs
  • Fair and effective governance of labour migration  
  • Negotiation of a bilateral labour agreement
  • National/enterprise-level strategies to promote workplace cooperation
  • Key principles of economics for industrial relations
  • Labour market analysis / Labour market institutions 
  • Minimum wage and productivity
  • Economic aspects of wage negotiation: productivity as a key factor
  • Management of a corporate crisis
  • Negotiated arrangements to increase productivity
  • The role of money: its effects on firms and workers
  • Market environments and their effects on industrial relations
  • Strategic human resources management
  • Recruitment and selection / Reward practices 
  • Work and well-being 
  • Violence and harassment in the world of work

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

A number of study visits to selected institutions and enterprises will take place in Turin. In addition, a one-day study visit to the ILO Headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) will also be organized. 

A participatory approach combining presentations by international experts, discussions, exercises, case studies and group work will be adopted throughout the course.

Language

Language

Participants are expected to have a good command of English.

Fees and Applications

Fees and Applications

Tuition fees: 6,410 Euros, including tuition, use of training facilities and support services, routine medical care and medical/health insurance for travel and stay in Turin.

Subsistence fees: 3,740 Euros, including single-room accommodation at the ITCILO campus, breakfast (lunch and dinner are not included), laundry service and use of the facilities for recreation and sports at the ITCILO campus.

Please note that both tuition fees and subsistence fees should be paid in advance. However, you can choose to look for your own accommodation elsewhere. In this case you will not be required to pay subsistence fees.

In order to apply, please click here to fill in the online application form. You will be required to attach a sponsorship letter from the Institution that will cover your participation cost and air ticket. Alternatively, you can send it later, but in any case, before the deadline for applications.

Deadline for applications: 17 November 2019 

For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please click here
For any further information, please contact:

Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization
Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10 Turin 10127, Italy
Tel : +390116936312
Email: f.fonseca@itcilo.org

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