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Course Description

Develop your skills and knowledge of conducting effective negotiations and contract administration, and examining strategies, tactics, and behavioural rules used in the negotiation process. Discover how to effectively administer a collective agreement and strategies to maintain positive union and management relationships is provided.

The course utilizes a variety of active learning approaches, including discussions, case studies, and simulations to address labour relations topics, including negotiations, grievances, arbitrations, investigations, and progressive discipline.

While more broadly applicable, the course primarily draws on examples from an Ontario school board context. You are invited to apply your knowledge and experience while engaging in the learning

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the historical and current perspectives on the purpose and benefits of unions in the public and private sectors
  • Implement strategies to prepare for, conduct and work towards agreement within the collective bargaining process
  • Identify and demonstrate conflict management and problem-solving strategies
  • Identify and apply key concepts and practices used to interpret and successfully administer collective agreements, including employee relations, grievances, investigations, discipline, and termination
  • Understand and apply effective investigation strategies to guide decisions related to discipline, and termination within the framework of a collective agreement

Course Topics

The course topics include:

  • Perspectives on the value of unions
  • Canada’s labour laws
  • Collective Bargaining
  • School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014
  • Maintaining positive labour relations
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving
  • Labour relations management challenges in Ontario
  • Managing grievances
  • Arbitration process
  • Workplace investigations
  • Progressive Discipline

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Individual Assignment: The Importance of Labour-Management Relations 5%
Mini Quizzes (3 x 5%) 15%
Group Assignment #1: Managing Sanctions 10%
Group Assignment #2: Maintaining Positive Labour-Management Relations 10%
Group Assignment #3: Managing a Harassment Allegation 10%
Group Assignment #4: Managing a Grievance Process 10%
Group Assignment #5: Investigations 10%
Group Assignment #6: Managing a Complex Multi-issue School Situation 10%

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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Section Title
Labour Management Relations
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
11:30AM to 1:30PM
Dates
June 30, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Monday
Time
8:30AM to 3:00PM
Dates
July 05, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Tuesday
Time
8:00AM to 2:30PM
Dates
July 06, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
8:00AM to 2:30PM
Dates
July 07, 2021
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Thursday
Time
8:00AM to 2:30PM
Dates
July 08, 2021
Type
Final Examination
Days
Friday
Time
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
July 09, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Instructors
Section Notes

Early bird registration ends 60 days ($855.00) and 30 days ($895.00) prior to the start of the course. Regular registration is less than 30 days prior to the start of the course ($955.00).

CourseLink access begins Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Course registration closes Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. ET

If due to extenuating circumstances there is a need to reschedule, the rescheduled class will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 and the final examination will be rescheduled for Monday, July 12, 2021. 

View the Course Policy: Withdrawals, Refunds, Transfer, Cancellations, Postponements.

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This course is delivered remotely and in real time.

Remote Delivery Orientation (Zoom & CourseLink): Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).

Review the Basic System Requirements for remote delivery using Courselink:

  • Desktop/laptop (preferred) or tablet
  • Internet Browser: Chrome, (preferred) or Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
  • Internet Bandwidth: 2-3Mbps (Test your speed)
  • Webcam (Camera usually built into laptop or tablet; external can be used)
  • Headset or Microphone and Speaker (usually built into laptop or tablet)
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