Deadline for applications: 25 September 2017
The Federation of International Civil Servants' Associations (FICSA) is pleased to announce that it has organized, with the kind assistance of the President of the WHO/AFRO Staff Association and WHO Botswana, the following sessions of training for staff representatives:
- 9 and 10 October: Negotiating in the context of performance appraisals
- 12 and 13 October: Staff representation
- Handling workplace problems
- Working with your employer
- Communicating effectively
- Finding information and keeping records
- Taking an active part in the association/union
Both sessions will be held at the WHO Office in Gaborone, Botswana, at the following address:WHO Botswana Country OfficeSecond Floor, MVA Building Head OfficePlot 50367, FairgroundsGaborone, Botswana
The workshops will be conducted in English by an experienced trainer recommended by the UK-based Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The first 2-day workshop on negotiating in the context of performance appraisals (9 and 10 October) is brought to you out of the common understanding that performance appraisals, a necessary corporate-wide exercise in order to ensure accountability and the production of deliverables, could result in conflict between a staff member and supervisor. This is a timely opportunity and space for staff representatives to assist a staff member so that the staff can strategize on the best way forward and bring about an acceptable resolution. This workshop will cover, inter alia, understanding policies and procedures; preparing for and meeting the staff member; analysing cases; preparing for and meeting with management; improving representation; preparing and presenting cases; and staff association/union agenda and action planning.
The second workshop on staff representation (12 and 13 October) will cover the main tasks of a staff representative and the skills needed. We recommend this as an essential training course for all staff representatives as it covers the basic understanding of the role of the staff representative and deals with:
Please note that these workshops are provided free-of-charge to staff representatives from FICSA dues-paying members.
A fee of CHF 200 per workshop is charged for other participants, including staff representatives from non-FICSA member organizations for each workshop.
For FICSA members with consultative or observer status (from organizations not listed in the footnote), a 30% discount will be granted on the total amount.
Accommodation and general information
Participants will receive, upon confirmation of their participation, a general information document which will include recommendations on hotel accommodation.
Please complete the attached application form before the above-mentioned deadline. Application form
Seats will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis, irrespective of the duty station of assignment. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to register well in advance of the deadline.
It is important to note that filing an application to participate in this workshop does not imply an automatic acceptance. You are therefore kindly requested to wait for the official confirmation before making any travel arrangements.
All travel-related expenses, including DSA, must be funded by the individual staff association/union or administration. FICSA cannot provide any financial assistance in this respect.
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