What others have said about JLP Workshop Organisation
The JLP is an opportunity not to be missed! The workshop on Interpreting the Collective Agreement is beyond doubt one of the best examples of common interest and partnership.
This program yields a wealth of information that we would be hard put to find for ourselves, either because we think we already have the answers or because we are not fully conversant. It is a form of preventive action.
Our organization has not developed any training of our own on interpreting the collective agreement. We chose the JLP because we were looking for course content that was of high quality, yet accessible to our managers, union representatives and employees alike. We have been entirely satisfied!
The Joint Learning Program (JLP) invites Union members of the Core Public Administration and their counterpart managers in eligible departments and agencies to take advantage of the opportunity to offer JLP workshops in their work environment. Since 2002, the JLP has been engaging Union members and their supervisors and managers in dialogue-based learning events that contribute to healthier federal government workplaces and improved labour-management relations. The workshops address topics that are important to both the union and the employer, and they encourage participants to develop a shared understanding of both the union’s and the employer’s roles and responsibilities in areas such as the elimination of harassment and discrimination, understanding collective agreements, duty to accommodate, and working through union-management consultation committees to promote effective collaboration between the parties.
When the union and the employer within the workplace come together to support and promote joint learning, they demonstrate their shared commitment to creating positive work environments. If your request for a workshop is accepted, the JLP will provide, at no cost to you, a trained facilitation team and the learning materials needed to hold the workshop. In addition, the JLP will often cover expenses such as refreshments and workshop room rental (if no appropriate room is available in the workplace).
The union and the organization must submit a joint request for a workshop by completing the Workshop Request Form. Your request will be reviewed by the Regional Field Coordinators (RFC) in your region. If your request is approved, you will be asked to submit a budget for the event. Once your workshop and budget have been approved and facilitators have been assigned to the workshop, you will be expected to work closely with the co-facilitators to ensure that they have all the information they need to create a successful event for your workplace. You will also be expected to promote the workshop in your workplace and to ensure that all participants are registered in advance.
For a detailed list of the organizers’ tasks and a checklist to help you stay on track, please visit the Organizers’ Toolbox.
If you have any questions, please contact the RFC in your region. JLP looks forward to working with you to strengthen union-management relations in your workplace!