Sustainable Labor Relations Training, Capacity Building & Education
Training and Capacity Building:
GlobalWorks Foundation offers sustainable labor relations training and capacity building programs to improve labor – management relations, enable compliance with labor laws and corporate codes of conduct, improve productivity and generally produce sustainable labor relations in global supply chains. These programs engage a wide range of stakeholders from factory workers and line managers to senior executives.
GlobalWorks capacity building programs include simulations, role playing and other methods of creating local capacity for sustainable labor relations in developing countries.
These programs are based upon methods and content originally developed with funding from the US State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and Fruit of the Loom (a global family of brands wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway). The original methods and content, and subsequent expansion and development, have involved a uniquely credible and diverse group of experts, including practitioners in training and capacity building in global supply chains, business and labor (including academic, labor union and NGO experts).
GlobalWorks’ unique and customized programs offer interactive opportunities for constructive social dialogue and hear the varying perspectives. Through role playing and hypothetical scenarios, both sides are able to acknowledge where they may lack helpful knowledge, and learn how they can improve these working relationships. The trainings conclude with reflection and evaluations that offer input on future trainings.
GlobalWorks also provides educational programs for senior executives of businesses, NGOs, labor unions, governments and international organizations regarding various aspects of labor relations and human rights in global supply chains.