HR and Industrial Relations


HR--Industrial-RelationsHuman Resource Management and Industrial Relations are central to workplace co-operation, productivity and competitiveness. How an organisation chooses to manage its people can have either positive or negative effects in terms of its productivity, its finances, its ability to be competitive, its legal position as well as its image and overall reputation.

Organisations must now adopt a strategic approach to the management of its people resources as well as the practices engaged in within the workplace. There must be a linking of these processes and the attainment of the Vision.

This two-day workshop will bring give you an appreciation of the processes involved in Human Resource Management and how a strategic approach can lead to the attainment of an organisation's Vision. The workshop will also focus on the application of the basic principles and practices of good Industrial Relations in common workplace issues and how a harmonisation with Human Resource Management can lead to a productive workforce.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. State why positive workforce relations are critical in a global, competitive environment.
  2. Identify some common workplace issues and apply the principles of good Industrial Relations practices.
  3. Explain the concept of Human Resource Management and how it can be a strategic approach in the attainment of the organisation's Vision.
  4. Highlight the benefits that can result from the harmonisation of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Target Audience

The workshop is geared towards human resource practitioners, managers, supervisors, small business owners and anyone who is in need of a basic understanding of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.

Programme Outline

The workshop modules will address the following topics:

Day 1

  • Industrial Relations – the origin, objectives and functions.
  • The Principles of good Industrial Relations and the Laws of Natural Justice.
  • An overview of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 88:01.
  • The Rights of the worker and the employer.
  • The Collective Agreement.
  • Common Industrial Relations issues in the workplace.

Day 2

  • Human Resource Management – the origin and objectives.
  • The functions of Human Resource Management.
  • Human Resource Management – a strategic, systems approach.
  • Harmonising Human Resource Management with Industrial Relations in a competitive environment.


This workshop will be conducted through the use of:

  • Discussions
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies
  • Group and Individual Exercises
  • Interactive Handouts and power-point presentations
  • Role Play


Date 25th - 26th March, 2015View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 2 Days
Cost TT $4,000.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Tamara Edwards - ext. 157
Rameshwar Santlal - ext. 123



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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