An organization’s strategy is what drives everyone’s work. Every department, team, project group, and individual should be working in some way to help the company achieve its goals and overall strategy—it’s what we are hired to do. And if we were hired to help the company achieve it’s goals, then we should always be aware of how our work connects to the overall strategy. This course will help you evaluate how well new projects, work or assignments connect to the company’s strategy—before you commit to them. This evaluation will help you stay true to your purpose—to help deliver the company’s goals, without getting sidetracked or bogged down by work that is not core to your role and purpose.By completing this course, you will be able ensure alignment to the organization’s strategy before committing to a project or initiative. Course Result: Ensure alignment to the organization’s strategy before committing to a project or initiative. 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.