Remember Heinz green ketchup? It looked, smelled, tasted, and acted exactly like original ketchup. The only difference in the sauce was the color. If you closed your eyes and tasted it, you wouldn’t have any idea it was different. But this random color change caused so much controversy that nobody wanted it. Humans aren’t great at handling change, especially if it’s random, or has no benefit or explanation. But in every profession, sometimes change is necessary to improve or streamline the business. Being able to manage, and present change, so it comes across as a positive part of progress, is essential for keeping your business moving. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand change management and its benefits • Effectively explain the need for change • Use techniques to make change manageable for your team Why take this course? Presenting change in the right way will eliminate fear in workers and encourage them to embrace the change in order to make progress for the company. If you are leading a team, it’s essential to make the process of change easier for those involved. This course will help you understand how to talk to your team about change and the techniques used to make stakeholders more confident in your decisions. 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.