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WORKING TOGETHER: IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN UNION AND NON-UNION EMPLOYEES

Union and non-union members often have the same objectives, but sometimes conflict arises. This module helps participants learn:

  • How to work together to solve the organizationís problems
  • Background on legal rights of union members
  • How to gain support from union and non-union members

AUDIENCE

This module is designed for employees working in a union setting that need to understand how to work most effectively together.

FORMAT AND LENGTH

This module can be presented in two to four hours, depending on participants' skill level and teaching objectives. The module includes:

  • Break out groups to solve team problems
  • Discussion on techniques for team development
  • Exercises and presentations
  • Practice sessions and role plays

COURSE MATERIALS

The participantís workbooks contain reference text and exercises, are bound and three hole punched. The module is divided into three sections, one for each phase of training: the Pre-Workshop Assignment, the Workshop Material, and the Post-Workshop Action Items. Participant's workbooks can be used for classroom instruction or on a self-paced basis.

The leaderís guide contains the same material as the participant's workbook, with the addition of a section of introductory notes, answers to exercises and explanatory margin notes. The leaderís notes contain tips and techniques on setting up and administering the session, checklists, and other teaching aids. Other beneficial components include:

  • A listing of suggested videos which complement the material.
  • Notes which highlight key points, provide tips for training, and detail competencies to be gained.
  • Margin Notes on the workshop materials which guide the leader through the material and indicate when to ask questions, encourage discussion, use flip charts, break into groups, and refer to specific material.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE MODULE

    By the end of this module, the participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the rights of unionized employees.
    2. Recognize how to establish a collaborative work environment.
    3. Understand the importance of continuous improvement.
    4. Use the concepts of improvement and innovation at work.
    5. Identify sources of negative attitudes and sources of alleviating these attitudes.
    6. Create a collaborative work environment with union employees.


    Merit Training Corporation
    Phone: 757-546-7703
    e-mail: info@merittrainingcorp.com



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