- Learn the ins and outs of workforce management
- Prepare for the next steps in your career
- Adapt your leadership style during transitions
- Learn how to manage difficult situations
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Bring training to your organization
The School can tailor any of its products to meet your organization's needs through a Memorandum of Understanding. The following learning solutions are designed to help your organization or team manage change and face new challenges:
Workforce management learning modules
The following modules can be offered in the classroom or by Webinar, either
individually or combined to meet your team's specific learning needs:
- Strategic and Operational Planning (P014)
This course explores various ways to meet budgetary constraint targets, including implementing workforce reductions, developing viable reduction scenarios and assessing the issues involved. Participants will look at financial constraint decisions and their impact on an organization's structure, workforce and operations.
- Overview of the Work Force Adjustment Directive (P015)
This course gives an overview of the directive, including roles and responsibilities. Participants will learn about employee entitlements, what constitutes a reasonable job offer and the recourse and retraining options available to employees.
- Communicating Difficult Decisions Effectively (P016)
This course equips managers with the skills to make difficult announcements and deal with the emotional reactions of their employees. Participants will explore different types of reactions and receive tips to help employees cope with announcements.
- Selection for Retention and Lay-Off (P017)
This course addresses the ins and outs of the retention and lay-off processes. Participants will explore various selection situations, and learn how to determine merit and selection criteria for assessments, and how to communicate results to employees.
- Staffing Priority Administration (P018)
This course explains the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in a workforce adjustment process: the Public Service Commission of Canada, the organization (managers and human resources advisors) and the selected priority individual. Participants will explore different priority types and entitlements.
- Managing Operations During Change (P019)
This course explores managerial behaviours and the leadership skills managers require to motivate and support individuals and their team during change situations. Participants will receive tips to maintain operations and help employees accept new organizational structures and adopt new work processes.
- Understanding the Directive on Career Transition for Executives (P020)
This course gives an overview of the Treasury Board Secretariat's Directive on Career Transition for Executives and the options that are available to executives. Participants will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders involved as well as employee entitlements.
Train the trainer
This course provides pre-qualified trainers with the knowledge required to teach in their own organization:
Pre-retirement information sessions
These short information sessions, available in classroom or Webcast format, offer an overview of the information required to make an informed decision about retirement:
- Being Financially Prepared for Retirement (B191)
This 2-hour session gives an overview of the financial information required in order to help employees make an informed decision about retirement.
- Public Service Pension Plan Information Session – You and Your Pension Plan (B190)
This 3.5-hour session gives an overview of the Public Service Pension Plan to help public servants make informed decisions about their retirement. This session is available for two different audiences: all public servants and executives.
Both sessions are for those public servants who are eligible to retire without penalty, those who are eligible to retire with penalty within the next two years, and those involved in, or considering,
the alternation process under the Work Force Adjustment Directive.