CCER hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. Our networking forums provide a platform for peers to come together to discuss matters of mutual interest, learn from each other and share resources. We also hold regular Faith at Work dialogues and the biennial Bishop Manning Lecture, which aim to promote vibrant conversation about the practical, moral, and ethical issues confronting workplace professionals.
View our full range of events, including training, below.
Conflict can range from a heated verbal disagreement between staff members to serious bullying and harassment in the workplace.
The workshop will give participants an awareness of who are High Conflict Personalities (HCPs), tools and strategies to enable them to manage conflict and HCPs in their workplace, the ability to manage their own reactions and responses to conflict and HCPs, skills to handle resistance and to have difficult conversations with staff, professional development which they can use to mentor and coach staff (for example, to assist staff to manage HCP students and parents), the opportunity to follow up with the presenter by email on an individual basis post workshop.
Presented by Nicola Hartfield
This practical, half-day workshop - targeted at managers and supervisors in social services, aged care or religious institutes - will help you successfully navigate common ‘roadblock’ scenarios when having performance discussions. Through role play and interactive discussions, participants will learn ‘best practice’ responses to challenging situations.
This half day workshop is designed for managers and HR practitioners responsible for preparing employment contracts and workplace policies in their organisation. It will look at the most common mistakes employers make with their contracts and policies and how to avoid them. CCER resources including template contracts and policies will be examined. Participants are welcome to submit their own questions about contracts and policies in advance so they can be answered during the session.
Funding levels and business imperatives often mean organisations need to review their internal structure and make operational changes. Almost always, this has an impact on jobs, either by changing the duties and responsibilities of a position or number of positions, or removing a position/s entirely (that is, redundancy). The workshop will give participants a practical ‘how to’ guide to undertaking a workplace restructure, from developing a sound business case to consulting with affected staff and determining redundancy and other entitlements, understanding of the industrial and legal requirements around implementing a restructure and the potential legal, industrial and other risks of not properly managing a restructure, and practical tools for implementing a restructure.
This workshop is specifically tailored to meet the needs of HR and other professionals who may be required to conduct or manage investigations into workplace grievances (such as bullying and harassment) or misconduct. It is aimed at providing participants with practical skills to handle workplace investigations.
The workshop will also cover the obligations of decision-makers in the investigation process and matters they should consider before accepting the investigation findings and determining the outcome.
Presented by Workdynamic
This workshop targets people who are new to a people management or supervisory role. It will cover the main legal compliance requirements in employment – ranging from Adverse Action, Discrimination, National Employment Standards to Work Health & Safety.