Master in Industrial and Employment Relations

Master in Industrial and Employment Relations
Master
Employment Promotion

Master in Industrial and Employment Relations

5 Outubro 2020–3 Setembro 2021
The course is available in English

The Master in Industrial and Employment Relations aims at developing specialized multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of industrial and employment relations from a comparative viewpoint. It will provide participants with a deep theoretical and practical understanding of industrial and employment relations systems in the world, by looking into recent changes and trends in the major economic geographical areas.

Key features
Modern methods

Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises

Inspiring discussions

Exchange ideas with international students and faculty

High-level resources

Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations

Introduction to the course

In a fast-changing environment in which governments and workers' and employers' organizations are having to continually adapt their strategies, a better understanding of contemporary challenges and and trends in industrial and employment relations around the world is becoming a compelling need. The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), in partnership with the University of Turin, Italy, is offering a Master in Industrial and Employment Relations (MIER). It includes a distance-learning phase and a residential phase at the ITCILO campus in Turin, followed by a second distance-learning phase for the preparation of the Master's thesis. The Master's programme combines the sound academic background of the University of Turin with the ITCILO's international training experience. The Master's programme aims to develop specialized multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of industrial and employment relations from a comparative viewpoint. It will provide participants with a deep theoretical and practical understanding of industrial and employment relations systems around the world by looking into recent changes and trends in the major economic regions. It will also feature a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills.

Who attends this course?

Representatives of government and of workers' and employers' organizations; practitioners in the field of industrial and employment relations from the public and private sectors; human resources and industrial relations managers and personnel of human resources departments dealing with industrial and employment relations; labour administration and labour inspection officials; labour court judges and labour lawyers; staff from the ILO and other international organizations; trainers, consultants, researchers and graduate students wishing to pursue a career in the field of industrial and employment relations.

What are the topics?

The Master in Industrial and Employment Relations is designed to provide a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills.

  • International and comparative industrial and employment relations systems
  • Understanding of the implications for current industrial relations systems and practices
  • Negotiation, interpretation, and administration of collective agreements
What will I learn?

An international approach has been applied to the content, the methodology as well as to the composition of the faculty.

  • How to represent employers or workers in industrial relations
  • Best approaches to assist employers or workers in conciliation/mediation procedures
  • Tools and methodologies for effective labour-management relations 
What will I be able to do?

The programme offers a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Describe the industrial and employment relations systems with a comparative approach
  • Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective industrial and employment relations strategies
  • Apply multi-disciplinary knowledge to industrial relations-related decision making
Why should I enroll?

Find a balance between theory and practice to stimulate interaction between resource persons and participants.

  • Professors, practitioners and other resource persons will use lectures, case-studies, case law judgments, excerpts of collective agreements and legislation, discussions, group-work and practical exercises
  • Study visits to selected enterprises and institutions to expose participants to different practices of industrial and employment relations and human resources management
  • A two-day study visit to the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

 

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