Training Workshop Managing in a Unionized Environment

PDAD&C #31, 2002-2003


TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM:   Vivek Goel, Vice-Provost, Faculty
DATE:   December 17, 2002
RE:   Training Workshop: Managing in a Unionized Environment

I am pleased to announce that a training session, covering the topic of Managing in a Unionized Environment is being offered on Thursday, January 23, 2003, from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. This session is designed specifically for academic administrators and for principal investigators and other faculty members who supervise significant numbers of unionized staff. It is our hope that by providing such workshops we will be assisting academic administrators and other faculty in enhancing the effectiveness of their offices and labs and reducing the number of costly grievances that ensue.

The presenter and facilitator of the session on Managing in a Unionized Environment, Dr. Dan Julius, is the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Director of Strategic Leadership at the University of San Francisco, where he manages labour relations, conflict resolution and the academic human resources function. He is a highly regarded human resources consultant and labour arbitrator. Using a case-based approach, Dr. Julius will introduce issues that arise specifically with unionized staff and guide participants through the development of effective strategies for dealing with these situations within academic units. Organizational impacts and specific challenges supervisors face will be discussed as well as guidelines for success. Dr. Julius has been working with faculty, staff and administrators at the University of Toronto for the past four years.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jackie Baker, Manager of Staff Development at 978-8539 or by email at I encourage you to attend this important session along with faculty from your unit.