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Covid-19 Update

The COVID-19 Lockdown has affected training plans throughout South Africa. As Lockdown lifts, level by level, we present our new public training schedule for the rest of 2020. Other on-demand courses are also listed below. All physical training will take with strict social distancing measures in place. We also offer a special package of COVID-19 related content via podcasts.

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                     Scheduled Courses for 2nd half of 2020

Essential Disciplinary Skills in a day to day conduct and capacity management - Early July

Discipline is a line function.  Most often however, it is found that line manager’s shift this responsibility to Labour Relations personnel due to their lack of capacity and knowledge of the law and procedures that govern fairness.

Equip your managers with these essential skills and watch as your productivity and performance increases.

 

Disciplinary Skills Master Class - Late July

The time has come to see fair discipline as a strategic tool and provide your managers & supervisors with key skills to initiate & chair Disciplinary Hearings, to identify and overcome dangerous pitfalls and ultimately assist your company to significantly minimize often unavoidable labour litigation by providing a foundation & structure for enquiries which save and not waste time and costs.

Developing Basic Cross Examination Skills -Early August

In cases where the facts are 50/50, the side with the better cross-examiner wins.  Cross-examination is thus an essential skill for everyone involved in labour and industrial relations, whether you represent a party, chair a hearing or are involved in litigation support. Delegates are also taught how to make compelling closing arguments, the ethics of litigation and how to develop and build a reputation among arbitrators and presiding officers.

 

Cross Examination Master Class - Late August

In cases where the facts are 50/50, the side with the better cross-examiner wins.  Cross-examination is thus an essential skill for everyone involved in labour and industrial relations, whether you represent a party, chair a hearing or are involved in litigation support. Delegates are also taught how to make compelling closing arguments, the ethics of litigation and how to develop and build a reputation among arbitrators and presiding officers.

Labour Court Proceedings – Practice & Procedure - Early September

Litigation in the Labour Court is conducted either through Trial or Application proceedings. 

The difference between Trial and Application proceedings lies in the manner in which the case, especially the evidence, is brought before the court. 

This course focuses on practice and procedure in trial and application proceedings through the rules of the Labour Court and Practice Note.

Review Proceedings in the Labour Master Class - Late September

Case law on reviewing arbitration awards is a constantly developing field. This course informs delegates of the latest way in which review applications need to be argued in the labour court to obtain the relief a party seeks. 

The course provides delegates with handy precedents in the form of Notices of Motion, Affidavits and Heads of Argument.

Key Principles of Evidence - Early October

This course shows delegates how to apply the rules and legal principles that govern proof of facts in a legal proceeding. It looks at these rules that determine what evidence must or must not be considered by the trier of fact in reaching its decision. Classroom exercises will focus on the tactical and practical aspects of evidence issues in Labour Law helping delegates expand their advocacy skills.

Law of Evidence Master Class - Late October

In the digital age that we live in, evidence gathering, analysis and presentation in digital form through devices is a reality.  Learn about the lesser known, more complex area as well as frequently overlooked and typically misapplied areas of evidence law giving you a leg up on your adversary

The gathering, analysis and presentation of tricky pieces of digital and device evidence is covered, enhancing skills of the investigator and initiator at internal disciplinary proceedings and representatives at arbitrations.

Investigations and Report Writing - Early November

This course is essential for managers, investigators, risk management personnel, legal representatives, labour relations and human resource officers and trade unionists. 

Delegates will leave knowing how to most effectively investigate a matter to bring the best evidence to light for use in subsequent legal processes. They will also know how to set their ideas down in a compelling and legally sound report. 

This course is highly interactive and full of relevant and interesting role-plays and group discussions.

Forensic Investigation in Labour LawMaster Class - Late November

How often does an employee get away with misconduct such as fraud, corruption, sexual harassment or abuse of company property because investigators could not find sufficient proof of these acts?

This highly specialized master course introduces delegates to techniques that effectively bring evidence of wrong-doing to light while at the same time indicating applicable legal limits. Delegates will practice interviewing ‘suspects’. They are also exposed to common holes in logical reasoning that negatively affect the proper outcome of investigations. Finally, delegates are shown how to produce succinct, sound and convincing investigation reports upon which their own managers can rely with confidence.

Course Offerings

Advanced Labour Relations
Advanced Witness Skills
Case Law Update
Disability Law
Diversity Management
Employment Equity Principles & Discrimination
Essential Labour Law
Emotional Intelligence
Evidence in the Digital Age
Mediating Workplace Disputes
Negotiations Skills
Organizational Rights
Practical Guidelines on CCMA Proceedings
Presentation Skills
Policy Development
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Strategic Absenteeism Management
Trade Union Organiser Training

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