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The Institute for labour and Employment Studies is accredited by the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) as an Education and Training provider. ILES has been established as a labour institute to address the gap in workers education and training. The aim of the institute is to empower the working class with relevant education and training programmes complemented with cutting edge research on labour studies, labour law and employment law matters.

Programs


1. Managing Conflict at the Workplace

Duration: 3 Days

Target Group

The programme targets human Resource personnel, team leaders in various capacities in organizations and trade union activists.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Programme, learners will be able;

   • To resolve conflicts in the workplace

   • To identify levels, forms and causes of conflict in the workplace

   • To apply conflict prevention strategies at the work place

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2. HIV/AIDS awareness in the workplace

Duration: 3 Days

Target Group

The programme is designed for Human Resources personnel, team leaders at various levels in organisations and HIV/AIDS committees.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Programme, learners will be able;

   • Demonstrate an understanding of the HIV/AIDS situation in Botswana

   • Show understanding of the country policy and legal framework in managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

   • Evaluate the effectiveness of current policies

   • Show an understanding of HIV/AIDS Code Practice important at a workplace

   • Apply the ILO and SADC and the Nation Code on HIV/AIDS at the workplace and;

   • Develop workplace HIV/AIDS policies

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3. Strike Management

Duration: 3 Days

Target Group

The programme targets full time Shop stewards and leaders at branch/Regional level who have a systematic understanding of how to manage strikes.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Programme, learners will be able;

   • To manage different forms of strikes

   • To adhere to requirements of a protected strike

   • To handle challenges of managing strikes in the workplace

   • To distinguish between a protected and unprotected strike

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4. Economics for Non-Economics

Duration: 3 Days

Target Group

The programme targets employees, HR professionals, supervisors, line mangers, shopstewards, NGOs, professionals in public and private sectors.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Programme, learners will be able;

   • To define Economics

   • To explain why wages of teachers, civil servants and nurses are less than accountants and lawyers and why working class strikes occur but accountant strikes don’t.

   • To understand how governments utilize, prioritize or allocate funds.

   • To understand the growing interdependence of nations and how this can be used to offer an explanation for the global nature of the financial crises.

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5. History of Trade Unions In Botswana

Duration: 3 Days

Target Group

The programme targets Shopstewards, new members joining private and public sector unions, NGOs, professionals in the public and private sectors who require knowledge about the history of trade unions

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Programme, learners will be able;

   • To trace the history of trade union movement in Botswana since the 1930s and 1940s

   • To outline the structure of trade unions in Botswana

   • To discuss the evolution and growth of the trade union movement in Botswana

   • To analyze the links between the historical development of labour legislation and trade unions

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6. Fundamentals of Employment Contract

Duration: 3 Days

Target Group

The programme targets employees, HR professionals, supervisors, line mangers, shopstewards, NGOs, professionals in public and private sectors who need knowledge about the fundamentals of a contract of employment and the relevant legal principles of such contracts in Botswana

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Programme, learners will be able;

   • To define a contract of service/employment

   • To describe the content of a contract of service

   • To describe common law and statutory obligations owed by employers and employees under the contract and the impact of statute on this contract

   • To explain how a contract of service is terminated

   • To draw up a contract of service/employment

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