While there are a number of elements that influence team cohesion, there is one element all teams should have to ensure the right foundation is in place for great teamwork and collaboration—a clear connection between the team’s goals and company strategy. When all team members clearly see how the work they do directly contributes to the success of the company, greater personal meaning and purpose is created, thus leading to higher levels of performance and stronger team results. When your team is committed to a common goal and believes in the future, it is able to handle adversity, perform at higher levels of performance, and enjoy working together. This level of cohesiveness should be the goal of every work group. For this course you will work with your team to connect all team members to the company strategy. By completing this course, you will be able to discuss how the team’s goals and core work is directly connected to the company’s strategy. Course Result: Discuss how the team’s goals and core work is directly connected to the company’s strategy. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute). An Elearning! Magazine Excellence Award Winner: Leadership Development Learning Track. This course is part of Vado’s Leadership Development learning track which has been approved for 3.25 hours of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Professional Development Credits (PDCs).
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.