Executive Program in Labor Relations

The Executive Program in Labor Relations is aimed at professionals, advisers and consultants in the field of Human Resources as well as those looking to enter any of those professions. The program focuses on knowledge of the legal framework within which personnel management decisions must be made and on finding solutions to the problems faced by modern labor relations specialists.

Overview
Aimed at:

HR professionals, with or without legal training, HR directors, personnel managers and specialists and law graduates seeking to expand on and update their knowledge of labor and employment law, and labor advisers looking to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.

  • Duration: From October 2019 through June 2020
  • Start of selection process November 2018
  • Timetable: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Course type: In Person
  • Dedication: Part time
  • Total hours: 200 hours (160 teaching hours, 40 hours final report)
  • Tuition fees: €9,000 (2019-2020 fees)
Academic information

Aim

To provide practicing professionals, HR specialists and labor advisers with a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of current labor relations issues at companies and firms, and offer solutions based on the study and resolution of real-life case studies, taught by renowned professionals from the fields of human resources management, law, government and the judiciary, as well as scholars and academics.

Methodology

Characteristics

  • Limited number of students in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences between students, teaching staff and guest speakers.
  • Taught by experts from the fields of human resources management, law, government and the judiciary, as well as scholars and academics, allowing students to acquire up-to-date knowledge and an in-depth understanding of new labor relations.
  • Analysis of the legal framework of labor relations from the standpoint of corporate human resources management.
  • In addition to teaching sessions, the program also dedicates a significant number of hours to practical sessions and other special sessions.

Structure

  • Taking a company-oriented approach, the course deals with the recruitment of workers as well as alternatives to direct recruitment. Particular attention is paid to the employment of senior management and the role of chief executive officers.
  • The course then explores topics relating to professional classification, geographical and functional mobility, and the modification of working conditions, before analyzing compensation.
  • The topics of recession and business changes are covered, as well as approaches to company mergers, integrations and absorptions, and employee layoffs.
  • Students also look at collective labor relations, including worker representation and negotiation procedures. Special attention is given to occupational risk prevention, expatriation and work environment policies.
  • Lastly, under the general heading of human resources management and legal advice, students study the specific treatment of a number of particularly important issues in current labor relations practices. These issues are addressed in dedicated sessions, taught by professionals with expertise in the relevant areas, providing specialist knowledge, from a multidisciplinary standpoint, of all significant aspects.

Assessment

Student performance is measured using the following assessment methods:

  • Continuous assessment, based on class participation and the presentation and defense of case studies throughout the course.
  • Presentation and defense before a panel of a report on a final case.

Diploma

Obtainment of the “Executive Program in Labor Relations” and the final grade will depend on the overall results obtained in the assessments and on attendance of at least 80% of teaching sessions.

Course synopsis