This programme was intended for individuals who are guiding union and employer “engagement groups”, such as Joint Consultative Committees or Forums. It was developed primarily in support of workplace partnerships in the New Zealand Health Sector but is easily adaptable and to other sectors or industries.
The programme is for participants who:
- are in the early stages of forming these groups; or
- need to refresh or broaden their agenda and their approach to work together more constructively and effectively.
This workshop covers
The core programme is a two-day event for participants who have previously had exposure to, or are contemplating work in, some form of joint union/management committee. It is estimated that the core material can be delivered within 1½ days, leaving up to half a day available for any optional additional sessions.
The core material is focussed on helping the parties to understand the impact of their shared history on their relationship, explore the issues that define their current relationship and begin a process that identifies both how the parties want to work together, and what work they want to focus on together.
In addition to the core material, there are a range of optional additional sessions that include some skills development options (such as exploring the difference between dialogue and debate and an introduction to joint problem solving) as well as looking at the issues of influence, purpose and a discussion on the 3 important elements of “change”.
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