Collaboration is key

The Council plays an important role in enabling a company to function well in achieving its goals. In doing so, the Works Council represents its supporters, which are all the employees of the organisation. Would you like your Works Council to influence the decision making process in a positive way? Then it is crucial for your Works Council to be well grounded and well briefed. Collaboration is key and constructive, clear communication between you, as a manager, and the Works Council equally important.

Training and mentoring

A Works Council is steeped in industry knowledge, know-how and experience. Working together, all that can be used for the better. In our training sessions, a Council practices how it can effectively apply its experience during general meetings. Depending on your needs and the needs of the Works Council itself, we look for possibilities to involve you in training or mentoring exercises in your management capacity. The Works Council is an autonomous body and ought to remain so. The training courses we run are in keeping with that vision, yet are focused on longterm collaboration and effectiveness.

Subjects that may arise:

vision regarding the work of the Works Council rights and duties according to the Dutch Works Council Act (Dutch: Wet op de Ondernemingsraden - WOR) the Works Council statutes strategy of the Works Council working plan how to build a solid team / team building communicating with co-workers (those the Council represents) how to write communiqués to Council constituents running meetings in a fun and action-oriented way meeting and negotiation skills (actor included!) coached meeting between the Works Council and management company strategy SWOT analysis of the company financial & economic policies social policies collaboration with trade unions

Bespoke training sessions and additional support

Given that the needs of each Works Council differ, and each Council is in a different stage of development, our Works Council training sessions are tailored to specific requirements. Depending on your organisation’s unique situation, we can provide additional support: in formulating a vision for re-structuring and mergers at critical decision points during re-structuring and mergers regarding working conditions regarding work agreements between the Works Council and management in negotiations about terms of employment (if unions do not offer support) achieving a participatory structure (central-, group-, Works Council, departmental committee) Would you like to request a quotation or make an appointment? Please do not hesitate to get in touch. The English Works Council training sessions are based upon the Dutch Works Council Act!
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Works Council training

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Rights and duties according to the Dutch Works Council Act. Your cases. Optional support by an (drama) actor! English training sessions!
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