EWC Bootcamp session of the Presence EWC Academy  
9 September 2014  -  Brussels

Morning session

09.00-09.20 Welcome and introduction
09.20-10.00 A therapeutic exercise: expressing frustrations with the EWC
10.00-10.30 Explanation of the EWC Roadmap process Why build an EWC Roadmap? Introducing Company X (to be used as a case study throughout the day)
10.30-11.00 Interactive voting session 1
What does value mean?
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.30 Operational definition of EWCs
  • What does it take to be a member of an EWC in practice?
  • Think European vs think local: a challenge that can be met? Consensus or conflict?
  • Trade Union coordination practices
  • Do we live in the same world? Understanding local realities
Plenary session followed by Voting session 2
12.30-13.30 Lunch

Afternoon session

13.30-14.15 Understanding the do’s and don’ts of EWCs
  • Implications of the new Directive
  • EWC practices

Plenary session and  discussion
14.15-15.00 From a reactive EWC to a proactive EWC
  • From possible threat to opportunity? Why most EWCs are not relevant? How to align the EWC with your business? Voting session 3 and debate in small groups
15.00-15.30 The EWC and internal communications
  • What tools does the EWC need?
 Who are the stakeholders in the communication process?
  • Content, frequency and impact
-Benefits of a communications plan for the EWC

    Voting session 4 and debate in small groups
15.30-15.45 Coffee break
15.45-16.15 Making the EWC relevant
  • The EWC as an ambassador of company strategy -the EWC as a mirror of local realities
    Trust as a consequence of  value
. Voting session 5 and debate in small groups
16.15-17.00 Conclusions of the day
Making the EWC Roadmap sustainable