PCourseS – Online Education

Workplace Law Fundamentals

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Understand the evolution of Australia’s workplace relations systems
  • What are awards, enterprise agreements?
  • What claims can be brought in employment law?

Behaviour and Culture for Managers and HR Practitioners

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Provides guidance in relation to the often talked about topics of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Understand the meanings of key concepts including “reasonable management action” and “unlawful”
  • Understand the role of the Fair Work Commission and Australian Human Rights Commission

Performance Management

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Understanding holistic performance management concepts
  • Define, align and communicate your organisation’s approach to performance management
  • Identify and manage risks associated with performance management within a disciplinary context

Conducting Workplace Investigations

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Identify the circumstances in which a workplace investigation should be instigated and the requirements of each stage of the process
  • Identify potential issues that may be encountered
  • Understand best practice methods of dealing with issues

Risk Management in Termination of Employment

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Provides an overview of the considerations surrounding different methods of termination
  • Identify the circumstances in which an organisation might consider termination of employment
  • Identify how legal risks associated with termination can be managed

Work Health and Safety

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Guidance on the key basic duties and obligations under health and safety laws for businesses, officers and workers
  • Identify when to consult with other businesses and workers, and when to report incidents
  • Best practice in managing psychological and emotional health and wellbeing

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Webinars

In 2019, PCS will be conducting monthly webinars (of one hour’s duration) on the following topics:

13 February 2019Leading in Times of Crisis – A Case Study on Leadership
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13 March 2019Rules of Engagement: The Importance of Getting Contracts Right
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17 April 2019See you in Court: Understanding the Psyche of a Litigious or Disgruntled Employee
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15 May 2019The Four-Yearly Modern Award Review
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12 June 2019The Flip Side: The Different Angles of an Investigation
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17 July 2019Don’t Miss Me While I am Away: Managing Absence from the Workplace
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14 August 2019Knock Knock: Your Guide to Dealing with External Scrutiny
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18 September 2019That’s an Idea: Creating a Culture of Learning
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16 October 2019Fight or Flight: Best Practice Litigation Strategies for your Organisation
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13 November 2019Can we have a Chat: Strategies for having the Difficult Conversations
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To register your attendance at one (or all) of our webinars, please select the webinar link above and complete the registration details.

Advanced Strategic People Management (Facilitated by Joydeep Hor)

This program is suitable for Senior HR Professionals (minimum 10 years’ experience recommended)

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Auditing and impacting the culture of your organisation
  • Negotiation strategies in the workplace
  • Critical review of systems and HR infrastructure in your organisation
  • Influencing decision-makers on people issues
  • Understanding termination of employment across “bad fits” and employees who “don’t get it”

Next being held on Thursday, 20 June 2019 to Friday, 21 June 2019

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Issues in People Management (Facilitated by Joydeep Hor)

This program is suitable for HR Business Partners and HR Generalists (minimum 4 years’ experience recommended)

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Performance Management Best Practice
  • Strategic risk management of bullying, harassment and culture issues
  • How do you introduce change?
  • Termination of employment and preparing for employment litigation
  • Introduction to Negotiation in the Workplace

Next being held on Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Legal Fundamentals for HR Professionals

This program is suitable for HR Professionals in their first two years in role

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Employment Law and the Australian Workplace Relations System
  • Employment Documentation and Management
  • EEO, Harassment, Discrimination and Work Health and Safety
  • Termination and Litigation

NEXT BEING HELD

Thursday, 7 March 2019 to Friday, 8 March 2019 and Monday, 19 August 2019 to Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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Appearing in the Fair Work Commission

CONCILIATIONS

This program is suitable for anyone likely to have to appear for their organisation in the Fair Work Commission for conciliations

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Understanding the powers of the FWC
  • Preparing for conciliation
  • Developing a conciliation strategy
  • Understanding time limits
  • Hitting the high points of your case
  • Managing conciliators and members of the Commission
  • Recording settlements
  • Role-play scenarios

CONCILIATIONS & HEARINGS

This program is suitable for anyone likely to have to appear for their organisation in the Fair Work Commission for conciliations and arbitrations

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Understanding the powers of the FWC
  • Preparing for conciliation
  • Developing a conciliation strategy
  • Understanding time limits
  • Hitting the high points of your case
  • Managing conciliators and members of the Commission
  • Recording settlements
  • Examination in chief, cross-examination and re-examination
  • The “rules of evidence”
  • Exhibits and evidence
  • Preparing witnesses
  • Role-play scenarios

Introduction to Enterprise Bargaining and Agreement Making

This program is suitable for Employer representatives involved or likely to be involved in bargaining/negotiating an Enterprise Agreement

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Introduction to Enterprise Bargaining and its development in Australia
  • Interests-based negotiations
  • Unions, bargaining representatives and “good faith bargaining” under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
  • Document creation and control (logs, minutes, agreements)
  • Pitfalls and key watchouts
  • Videos and simulations

Implementing Change Management

This program is suitable for Senior Leaders and Executive Committee (particularly upon identification, but prior to implementation, of change initiatives)

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

 

  • The psychology of change
  • Case examples of successful and failed change management initiatives in Australia and globally
  • Legal framework for change management in Australia
  • The “Seven Rules” of best practice in change management

Conducting Workplace Investigations

This program is suitable for Managers and Leaders

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

  • Legal obligations and practical challenges in carrying out workplace investigations
  • Common scenarios where investigations are required (bullying and harassment, code of conduct breaches etc)
  • Best practice in investigations (planning, timeline, scripts, confidentiality, particularising allegations and response mechanisms)
  • Case examples of inadequate investigations
  • Commercial and legal consequences of inadequate investigations and Unfair Dismissal cases

Social Media in the Workplace

This program is suitable for Managers and Leaders

TOPICS

It will cover topics including:

Legal and commercial challenges of social media usage in the workplace and outside of work

  • Utility of social media policies
  • Case studies involving Facebook, Twitter and blogging
  • Controlling out-of-hours conduct and legal and ethical responsibilities of leadership staff
  • Harassment and bullying via social media including stalking, sending suggestive or explicit photos, and harassment by clients or customers
  • What can staff say about their employers?
  • Framework for solutions including revision of written policies, infrastructure changes, “culture” audit, and education and training of leadership staff