Training and Sensitisation Session Calendar

Training Session Start Date Start Time Multiday Event End Date End Time Description Contact us
Summary Dismissals: Facts, Myths and Misconceptions Tuesday 30 November 2021 09:00am 12:00pm

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“The Court is not to second guess the employer as to what punishment is appropriate in cases where the conduct of the employee is sufficiently serious to merit dismissal. We must not usurp the province of management unless we can say that the punishment is disproportionate to the offence.”
TD 251 of 1998 - Tobago Hospitality Trade Union and Mount Irvine Bay Hotel Limited

 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
 
  • What is a Summary Dismissal?
  • Are there justifiable circumstances under which an employee can be summarily dismissed?
  • Examination of the ILO Convention 158 on Termination of Employment
  • How to safeguard your organisation against litigation and claims of wrongful dismissal
  • Industrial Court Judgments on summary dismissals: The opinion of the Court

 

Cost: $850.00 plus vat (ECA Members) | $995.00 plus vat (Non-Members)

Date: Tuesday, 30th November 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Facilitator: Mr. Wendell Seepersad, Attorney-at-Law

 

HOW TO CONNECT TO THIS SESSION
  • Register online (below) or download a registration form and send it via email
  • An invoice will be generated and sent, to facilitate payment
  • Payment is required before meeting credentials are shared
  • Meeting credentials are shared one (1) day before the start of a programme
  • All sessions will be conducted online via the ZOOM Meeting platform

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

Electronic payment can be made by Online Bank Transfer, to the Employers Solution Centre, via Republic Bank account number 290-457-289-901 (Branch: Tragarete Road, Port of Spain). We encourage the use of this facility at this time. Please send us a copy of your transaction receipt/confirmation.
Payment is also accepted via cheque, in-person Linx/Credit Card and Cash (please provide exact change).
For further details please contact:
Mrs. Sherri Belfon
sbelfon@ecatt.org, communications@ecatt.org
1(868) 675-5873 Ext 230

Refining Your Company's Disciplinary Matrix: Examining Workplace Infractions and Penalties Thursday 02 December 2021 09:00am 12:00pm

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“The exercise of disciplinary powers is a corrective function, not punitive. The object is to improve an employee’s performance so that he can remain a valued and useful employee, not to give vent to management frustrations. The choice of the disciplinary sanction must therefore reflect this objective, and should, so far as is possible, be tailored to the individual case, bearing in mind the need to show some form of consistency in like cases" (Selwyn’s Law of Employment, 17th edition).

This session will examine elements of an organization's disciplinary matrix to ensure that appropriate sanctions and penalties are applied when workplace infractions occur. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
 
  • Learn which offences warrant an oral warning, written warning, suspension and dismissal.
  • Common workplace offences and the suggested penalties: These infractions may include: Theft, time cheating, excessive late coming, unauthorized absence from work, fighting on the job, dishonesty, refusal to wear mandated PPE, non-compliance to health and safety rules, financial misappropriation of company funds, destruction of company property.
  • The role, purpose and implementation of progressive discipline and its use in cases of serious misconduct.

 

Cost (per person): $850.00 plus vat (ECA Members) | $995.00 plus vat (Non-Members)

Date: Thursday, 02nd December 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Facilitator: Mr. Wendell Seepersad, Attorney-at-Law

 

HOW TO CONNECT TO THIS SESSION
  • Register online (below) or download a registration form and send it via email
  • An invoice will be generated and sent, to facilitate payment
  • Payment is required before meeting credentials are shared
  • Meeting credentials are shared one (1) day before the start of a programme
  • All sessions will be conducted online via the ZOOM Meeting platform

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

Electronic payment can be made by Online Bank Transfer, to the Employers Solution Centre, via Republic Bank account number 290-457-289-901 (Branch: Tragarete Road, Port of Spain). We encourage the use of this facility at this time. Please send us a copy of your transaction receipt/confirmation.
Payment is also accepted via cheque, in-person Linx/Credit Card and Cash (please provide exact change).
For further details please contact:
Mrs. Sherri Belfon
sbelfon@ecatt.org, communications@ecatt.org
1(868) 675-5873 Ext 230

Conducting a Workplace Investigation and Writing the Investigative Report Friday 03 December 2021 09:00am 02:00pm

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When workplace infractions occur, especially where an organizational response is required – such as disciplinary action – the conduct of an effective and legally sound investigation is a vital component to this response. In fact, your organization’s defense against litigation is only as strong as your investigation - and whether you are a line manager, supervisor, HR professional or business owner, you may have a role in this process.

This practical session will go through the steps involved in conducting a successful, fair and legally defensible workplace investigation as well as the essentials of writing the subsequent report. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED
 
Session 1
  • What circumstances warrant an investigation?
  • Why conduct an internal investigation?
  • Principles of natural justice
  • The right to a fair investigation
  • The rule against bias
  • Understanding the difference between an investigation and discipline
  • Conducting an investigation in a remote environment: Important factors to consider
  • The steps involved in conducting an investigation
Session 2
  • Who conducts the investigation and writes the report? To whom is it submitted?
  • Tense and terminology of the report
  • Uniformity in the report
  • Submitting the report for action and follow-up
  • Supporting documents
  • Writing an investigative report (Practical Session)

 

Cost (per person): $850.00 plus vat (ECA Members) | $995.00 plus vat (Non-Members)

Date: Friday, 03rd December 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Mr. Wendell Seepersad, Attorney-at-Law

 

HOW TO CONNECT TO THIS SESSION
  • Register online (below) or download a registration form and send it via email
  • An invoice will be generated and sent, to facilitate payment
  • Payment is required before meeting credentials are shared
  • Meeting credentials are shared one (1) day before the start of a programme
  • All sessions will be conducted online via the ZOOM Meeting platform

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

Electronic payment can be made by Online Bank Transfer, to the Employers Solution Centre, via Republic Bank account number 290-457-289-901 (Branch: Tragarete Road, Port of Spain). We encourage the use of this facility at this time. Please send us a copy of your transaction receipt/confirmation.
Payment is also accepted via cheque, in-person Linx/Credit Card and Cash (please provide exact change).
For further details please contact:
Mrs. Sherri Belfon
sbelfon@ecatt.org, communications@ecatt.org
1(868) 675-5873 Ext 230

Supervisory Management in the New Normal: Leading in an Environment that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Monday 06 December 2021 09:00am Tuesday 07 December 2021 12:00pm

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This programme is designed to provide participants with the tools and skills needed for effective supervision of staff in the current new normal environment.

The reality of our current work environment has placed further demands on Management and persons in leadership positions and effective supervision in today's work environment will therefore require an upgrade of supervisory skills. 

AREAS TO BE DISCUSSED
 
  • Understand and define the role and function of supervisors.
  • Identify the skills required for effective supervision.
  • Examine the attitudes, behaviours and characteristics of effective leaders in the current context of the wider environment.
  • Identifying gaps in current leadership style and embracing new and more effective methods of leadership.
  • Understanding leadership in the current VUCA environment.
  • How to effectively implement and express management objectives.
  • The imperatives of emotional intelligence for supervisors.
  • Identify and practice effective communication and experience how improved
  • listening and feedback skills can positively affect workplace interactions.
  • Implement tools for effective conflict management and problem-solving.

 

Cost (per person): $995.00 plus vat (ECA Members) | $1,495.00 plus vat (Non-Members)

Date: Monday, 06th and Tuesday, 07th December 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Daily

Facilitator: Mr. Christian Chambers, Consultant, Organisational and Professional Development

 

HOW TO CONNECT TO THIS SESSION
  • Register online (below) or download a registration form and send it via email
  • An invoice will be generated and sent, to facilitate payment
  • Payment is required before meeting credentials are shared
  • Meeting credentials are shared one (1) day before the start of a programme
  • All sessions will be conducted online via the ZOOM Meeting platform

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

Electronic payment can be made by Online Bank Transfer, to the Employers Solution Centre, via Republic Bank account number 290-457-289-901 (Branch: Tragarete Road, Port of Spain). We encourage the use of this facility at this time. Please send us a copy of your transaction receipt/confirmation.
Payment is also accepted via cheque, in-person Linx/Credit Card and Cash (please provide exact change).
For further details please contact:
Mrs. Sherri Belfon
sbelfon@ecatt.org, communications@ecatt.org
1(868) 675-5873 Ext 230

Academy of Industrial Relations Saturday 05 March 2022 Saturday 28 May 2022

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These intensive and internationally accredited, 11-week programmes will provide relevant, practical training in the following areas:

 

Advanced Certificate in Industrial Relations Management in Trinidad and Tobago (EduQual Level 3, Credits: 13)

This programme will provide a foundational understanding of the principles and practices of good Industrial Relations and provide the tools to correctly interpret, understand and apply the laws governing the Industrial Relations system in Trinidad and Tobago. Participants will be exposed to principles related to effectively managing workplace issues such as grievances, collective bargaining, employment contracts and dealing with trade unions.

Pre-requisites: None

Download ACIRM at a Glance

Price: $3,695.00 plus VAT

Class days: Monday & Wednesday | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Orientation: Saturday, 5th March 2022

 

Advanced Certificate in Labour Laws in Trinidad and Tobago (EduQual Level 3, Credits: 16)

This course will analyse relevant labour laws governing Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management and Labour Relations in Trinidad and Tobago. Participants will gain important insights for understanding, interpreting and applying these laws in their respective organisations or to various employment issues such as industrial action, employment contracts and other labour-related matters.

Pre-requisites: None

Download ACLL at a Glance

Price: $3,695.00 plus VAT

Class days: Tuesday & Thursday | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Orientation: Saturday, 5th March 2022

 

Professional Certificate in Labour Laws in Trinidad and Tobago (EduQual Level 4, Credits: 14)

This course is an advanced study of the practical application of labour laws in T&T. Participants will become proficient in handling real-world matters relating to drafting essential documents, resolving disputes, understanding Court protocol and preparing for and appearing before the Industrial Court.

Pre-requisites: Persons should be able to demonstrate prior studies in labour law, for example, the ESC's Certificate in Labour Law, or other equivalent experience in labour law and industrial relations.

Download PCLL at a Glance

Price: $5,795.00 plus VAT

Class days: Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Orientation: Saturday, 5th March 2022

 

Payment Plans are available!

For further details please contact:
Mrs. Shantala Reece Whiteman
sreece@employerssolutiontt.com
1(868) 675-5873 Ext 248