In many workplaces, any mention of the word “meeting” is met with a collective sigh. That’s usually because people’s experience is of ineffective meetings which they see as boring, pointless, and a waste of valuable time. Like any task, holding an effective meeting needs careful planning and set goals to identify who should be involved and what should be discussed. Done right, this will dispel the myth of “boring” meetings in your workplace and, importantly, streamline the meeting process, leading to more successful outcomes. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Plan effective meetings • Implement meeting etiquette • Create actions and set goals Why take this course? If you’ve ever been in a pointless meeting, you’ll know how irritating it can be. As a leader, you can change that. Regardless of your experience in leadership, this course will benefit you. It gives useful advice on the things you need to know, and do, to deliver effective, focused, and purposeful meetings, to improve outcomes. Streamlining your meetings like this will not only save time but it will have positive effects on the performance of your team, and your business. 10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks
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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.