A specialised group course for trade unionists and employee representatives who needed to communicate internationally. The following were core objectives of the courses:
- Develop participants’ confidence and fluency in English, with lots of opportunities for speaking and listening, and a focus on increasing specialist vocabulary e.g. employee relations
- Improve key communication skills for presenting, chairing and participating in international EWC meetings, telephoning, negotiating, report and minute writing
- Increase the cultural knowledge and intercultural skills important for effective international working, with a focus on comparing trade union and political cultures and traditions, and developing techniques to facilitate communication among employee representatives from different countries
- Learns team skills essential in international EWC situations including relationship building, influencing, managing conflict and giving feedback
York Associates offers a variety of courses for union officials working at European and international levels, members of European Works Councils, shop stewards and union officials, and worker directors.