Training Packages for Employers
ACT/EMP has developed training packages on managing gender, diversity and equality at the workplace, with the overall aim of enhancing the capacity of employers´ organizations and other representative business organizations to assist and work with enterprises to launch or further develop initiatives on diversity and equality at the workplace thereby harnessing the potential of a diverse and gender equal workplace.
The Training Package on Work and Family -
(exe 29 MB, see Installation instruction below) is a joint undertaking by ACT/EMP and the ILO Conditions of Work and Employment Programme (TRAVAIL). It has been primarily designed as a training package, but with an easy-to-use structure, it can also be used for self-study or for reference on work and family issues at the workplace. It contains a wide range of information, activities, examples of good practices and other resources to guide action and initiatives on work and family. The training package aims assist in the development of positive work and family initiatives, and illustrates how these initiatives can become enterprise policies that are an integral and compatible part of competitive and productive enterprise management.
The Training Package on Ageing -
(zip 68 MB,
see Download instruction below) is a joint undertaking by ACT/EMP and the ILO Conditions of Work and Employment Programme (TRAVAIL). It has been primarily designed as a training package for enterprises and employers´ organizations to assist them in developing programmes and policies that create decent and productive conditions of work and employment that address older age workers in the workplace. It aims to suggest and demonstrate how the retention and recruitment of older workers can be an integral and compatible part of competitive and productive enterprise management. With an easy-to-use structure, it can also be used for self-study or for reference. The training package also contains a wide range of information, activities, examples of good practices and other resources to guide action and initiatives on aging at the enterprise level.
ACT/EMP is currently conducting a global study which takes stock of the current status of women in business and management; highlights initiatives taken by companies and employers´ organizations and identifies effective strategies that can be supported by the ILO and employers' organizations at the country-level.
A series of regional workshops for employers have been conducted in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe in 2012-13 (in collaboration with the ILO Regional Offices and Bureau for Gender Equality) aimed at reinforcing the capacities of employers´ organizations to support enterprises at the country level to develop and implement policies on women in business and leadership.
Specifically the workshops have enabled employers to:
- Share information on the situation of women in business and management in the different regions;
- Analyse and discuss trends on women´s role in business and management;
- Identify good practices with regard to policies and strategies of employers´ organizations and at the company level on advancing women in business and management;
- Design appropriate strategies and the way forward for employers´ organizations and businesses to work together to increase the proportion of women in business management at all levels, and;
- Network between employers´ organizations, enterprises and experts so as to strengthen a community of knowledge and practice on promoting gender equality in the business environment within the region.
ACT/EMP aims to launch this Global Report at a major international
Conference later in 2013.