Courses Offered

ONCORE HR Learning & Support

Public Education Collective Bargaining Academy

The Public Education Collective Bargaining Academy is an intensive, high-energy, interactive learning opportunity in a unique three-day format. The Academy — covering all aspects of collective bargaining set in a CHALLENGING environment — features lectures, facilitated discussions, small group activities, and a collective bargaining simulation. Joining the program will be individuals from the labour relations community with extensive expertise and experience in collective bargaining, to enhance the learning opportunities.

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Disputes and the Collective Agreement

What, another grievance?  This session provides the tools, tactics and approaches to effectively manage and resolve workplace disputes arising from the administration/application of the collective agreement.  1.5 days

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Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Why can't Bob and Mary just get along! Leaders in the K-12 sector are often called on to intervene and resolve issues between staff who report to them. Doing so effectively requires assessing the situation, creating a safe environment and facilitating a problem-solving process between the parties.This one and a half-day course will provide you with the basic concepts, skills and approaches needed to assist others to resolve issues and work more productively together.

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Conducting Harassment Investigations

This course prepares the participants to investigate and determine the validity of harassment complaints with hands-on skill development in the following critical areas: assessing credibility, dealing with conflicting evidence or testimony and finding ways to corroborate or refute allegations in the absence of witnesses and/or where stories conflict.  2 days

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Investigating Employee Misconduct (Intensive Series)

When complaints or allegations of misconduct involving employees arise, the district must be prepared to conduct a comprehensive and objective investigation.  This session provides participants with a firm understanding of the legal rights and obligations as well as the process for initiating, conducting and successfully concluding an investigation.  2 days

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Making the Right Hire: A Comprehensive Approach to the Selection Process

Making a good hiring decision is important work and developing selection criteria, behaviour based interview and reference questions are key to getting it right! This interactive session will take you through the process of how to establish selection criteria which will inform your interview and reference questions. Information will also be provided on what you need in order to defend your hiring decision should you get challenged.  1 day

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WEBINAR: Productive Workplace Interactions

This 45 minute interactive webinar presents an overview of the concepts and skills of collaborative conflict resolution. You will explore factors that lead to conflict escalation and those that can de-escalate conflict. You will have opportunities to identify and practice the attitudes and behaviours that lead to positive outcomes in conflict situations.

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WEBINAR: Understanding the Duty to Accommodate

Accommodation is an equality concept that seeks to build inclusive environments that respect the differences and the rights of a diverse society. This is an interactive 30 minute interactive webinar.

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WEBINAR: Understanding the Grievance Procedure

Resolving disputes in the unionized context requires managers to understand and feel confident when participating in the grievance process - from informal discussion through to preparing for bargaining. This is an interactive 45 minute webinar.

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WEBINAR: Understanding Disability Management

Join us for this interactive 30 minute webinar to learn about the core components of an effective Disability Management Program and review strategies to assist you to support your employees to return to work in a safe, timely and productive way.

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