Toronto, Ontario 416-848-0326

Strategic Seminars

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Labour Seminars

Gathering Storm – Preparing the Membership for Tough Negotiations

Big storm over the lake

Is your membership facing an upcoming work slowdown or stoppage? Are your members concerned about the many forms of stress that develop as tough bargaining continues?

In the movie, “Spy Game,” Robert Redford’s character, asked his assistant a critical question. “When did Noah build the ark, Gladys?” After a pause, he said, “Before the rain… Before the rain.”

When is the best time to prepare your members to be strong and ready for an escalation? Before the strike… Before the strike. Grant Fairley’s “Gathering Storm” seminar and workshop equips your members to cope with rising tensions in the workplace, as well as feelings like fear, anxiety, alienation, and depression.

The content is customized to the needs of your membership and can be offered at large events or for a local. If a battle is coming and the clouds are darkening, add this resource to your preparations.

Fog of War – Sustaining Your Membership During a Dispute

War Concept

During a dispute with management, your membership will feel many pressures. They will not have the same routines that are part of their rhythm of life. There may be new tensions at home created by the uncertainties about when there will be a return to work.

Our seminars and workshops called, “Fog of War – Sustaining Your Membership During a Dispute” can help.

The member may also be experiencing feelings of anger, anxiety, guilt, abandonment, or even depression. Changes in finances can create many points of conflict. Discovering the tools and resources to help your members get through this challenging time will enable them to endure the experience successfully, positively, and stronger than before.

The content is customized to the needs of your membership and can be offered at large events or for a local.

If a battle is on, the chaos is growing, and the fog is thickening, add this resource to your members to survive and thrive.

After the Storm – Members Returning to Work

Rainbow In Rural Landscape - Calm After Storm

After the contract is ratified, there are still many raw emotions for the membership to process. Hopefully, they have had support for the journey as they went through a work-to-rule, work stoppage, or a strike. There will be anxiety about how the return to work will go. What will it be like to be back at work? How will I deal with my supervisor? Will it be the same or will I have extra stress.

If it has been a prolonged action, members can even suffer from PTSD. They may have also endured stresses in the families, especially if finances are strained. The work-life balance is broken.

Our “After the Storm – Members Returning to Work” seminar and workshops help your members create a personal plan to assess where they are. It will help them move back into the workplace with a positive attitude and confidence.

The content is customized to the needs of your membership. The workshop or seminar can be offered at large group events or for a local. If the clouds have broken and the sun is shining again, this resource will help everyone enjoy the hope for new beginnings, following a settlement.

Contact Information

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For seminar inquiries or assistance: mail@strategic-seminars.com

Contact via phone:

Toronto, Ontario 416-848-0326