As a manager, it is up to you to lead your team and create the connection between individual work and the organization. Although each of us can get bogged down in the daily complexities of our job, it’s your role to help create the vision for how each person’s work fits with the larger goals and to create the vision for what’s possible in the future. This course provides a specific process for you to conduct one-to-one conversations with each of your employees. The purpose of this discussion is to re-energize and excite your employees about their work, discuss how they fit within the organization, and to talk about the future opportunities that may be available based on the person’s interests and capabilities. By completing this course, you will be able to connect the work employees do to the organization and to future opportunities. Course Result: Connect the work employees do to the organization and to future opportunities. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute). This course is part of Vado’s Increasing Employee Engagement course bundle which has been approved for 1.25 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.