When it comes to work, many of us would experience an increase in work satisfaction if we were given the freedom to choose what we do, how we do it, when we do it, and who we work with. While perhaps there may be some limitations to the level of freedom we can have in each area, some freedom or work autonomy would most likely benefit us all. While different people desire different levels of autonomy, and certainly different jobs have various constraints, as a manager you can work with your employees to ensure the right balance of autonomy is in place. When you meet both the individual and team needs for autonomy, you pave the way for higher levels of dedication and performance. By completing this course, you will know how to create the right level of work autonomy for your team. Course Result: Create the right level of work autonomy for your team. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).
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.