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Managing Performance in a Union Environment - VIRTUAL

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Course Summary:

Operating and managing in the busy electricity sector sometimes results in Managers and Supervisors not having sufficient training on how to successfully apply Management Rights in the workplace. Without this training, both the employee and the company are exposed to the potential of managing decisions with negative implications. The Manager/Supervisor risks losing respect from the team, confusion regarding performance issues and a loss of confidence. This program is designed to provide Supervisors and Managers with the tools needed to fully represent the interests of the employer, deal respectfully and in accordance with the collective agreement, and work through the steps of successful investigations.  Pre-work to be completed prior to one-half day virtual session. the session, and a one-half day virtual session.

Course Outline: 

The following topics will be covered:

  • The principles of ‘Management Rights’

  • The roles of the employee, supervisor and union

  • How to undertake and lead investigations and interviews

  • Culpable versus non-culpable conduct

  • The concept of ‘Just Cause’

  • How to step through the progressive discipline process

  • The importance of managing employees’ performance fairly and consistently in a unionized environment

Who Should Attend?       

This program is structured for management employees who have direct and/or indirect supervision of unionized employees, and/or anyone in an HR capacity. 

This course qualifies for 6.5 hours of CPD with HRPA upon successful completion.

Course Length:  

Pre-work + 1/2 day virtual course


$575 + HST 
Includes pre-work and course materials.


Virtual - email links for pre-work and course will be sent prior to the session

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