Industrial Relations Seminar

How to Resolve Employee/Employer Conflict in a Hyper-Charged Environment


Context and Background

In today's environment of high uncertainty, organizations are dependent on genuine synergy among key stakeholders such as management, employees and employee representatives. One of the major lessons of the pandemic has been the critical role which industrial relations play in achieving survival and sustained success. The pandemic brought with it many new employer-employee high tension issues which were rife for engendering conflict and ultimately disrupting the already reduced productivity within the workplace. These new post-pandemic challenges demand re-engineered methods for fostering positive employee relations and ensuring that appropriate policy frameworks exist to minimize workplace conflict.

Learning Objectives for the seminar

  • To gain an appreciation for handling sensitive employee or employee issues arising from the pandemic
  • To formulate a progressive internal disciplinary process that results in improved performance at the Industrial Court
  • To explore suitable strategies for managing redundancy issues brought on by the pandemic
  • To examine policy development at the workplace and its role in minimizing workplace conflict

Key Take-Aways

The participant will learn how to:

  • Develop strategies for dealing with the sensitive issues arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic to achieve a favourable outcome for all parties involved
  • Successfully manage redundancy issues that became increasingly prevalent as a result of the pandemic
  • Alignment of the internal disciplinary process to achieve success at the Industrial Court
  • Strategically design policies to minimize conflict and improve workplace relations between management, employees and employee representatives 

Key Topics

  • Coping with Industrial Relations Crises -Lessons from the Covid-19 Experience
    • This session would look at some of the multiple issues arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic as an indication as how matters ought to be dealt with in the future
  • Redundancy
    • This session would address redundancy issues that are assuming even more prominence as the economy is battered by Covid-19.
  • Winning at the Industrial Court
    • This session would re-engineer the disciplinary process to improve performance at the Industrial Court.
  • Preparing proper policies to achieve meaningful and less controversial impact at the workplace
    • This session would explore the importance of developing policies at the workplace so as to minimize workplace conflict. It would involve an exercise in the drafting of policies.

The Facilitator

Prof. Rajendra Ramlogan is the Professor, Commercial and Environmental Law at the University of the West Indies. Professor Ramlogan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies. Professor Ramlogan graduated with a Masters of Law in International Legal Studies from the New York University School of Law, and a Doctorate in International Environmental Law from the University of Cambridge. Professor Ramlogan is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

Professor Ramlogan has published numerous books and articles covering subjects such as Industrial Relations, Business Law, Commercial Law, Judicial Review, Sustainable Development, International Environmental Law, National Environmental Legal systems (Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba), Environmental Health, Environmental Refugees, International Environmental Crimes, Development and the Environment, Environmental Democracy, Human Rights in Japan, International Security and Energy Joint Ventures. Professor Ramlogan currently lectures Industrial Relations at the UWI.

Pricing Information

Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

  • Discount: Get a 10% group discount. Applicable to:
    • Groups of three or more individuals attending from the same organization
    • The UWI campus community
  • Online payment option (bank charges of 3% applies).

When and Where

The seminar will be hosted by the Business Development Unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of the West Indies. It will utilize interactive pedagogy strategies to promote an engaging learning experience. You will be able to join this seminar via Zoom to participate in discussions, interactive presentations, group exercises, resource videos, and valuable articles and case examples.

The seminar will follow the schedule below:

Dates: June 13th ,14th ,15th & 17th, 2022

Times: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EC/AST)

Live Lecture via Zoom.

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