ITC-ILO/ACTRAV Course A3-00225: Trade Union Training on Information Technology ACTRAV-Turin Course Orientation Course Orientation
Aims of This Session 1. To get to know with each other; 2. To fully understand the objectives and expected outputs of this programme; 3. To confirm the timetable of the course, and make necessary fine tuning to it reflecting needs and expectations of the participants; and 4. To share responsibilities among the participants.
1. Introduction 1. Introduction Basic Rules of the Course To get to know with each other
Three Basic Rules 1. Be active and participative in all activities throughout the course; 2. Be attentive to your classmates and try to learn from each other; and 3. Be punctual!
Self-Introduction 1. Your trade union experience; 2. Your expertise in information technologies; and 3. Your expectation in this training course.
Long-Term Objectives This Course is aimed at contributing to: 1. Promoting a structure within trade unions responsible for I.T.; 2. Strengthening the capacity of trade unions for developing policies and strategies on I.T.; 3. Facilitating workers ’ education and training programmes on I.T.; 4. Promoting communication networks among unions – nationally, regionally & globally; and 5. Facilitating the participation of unions in the use and design of Open Source software.
Immediate Objectives (1) At the end, the participants will be able to: 1. Broaden understanding on current labour issues, and the role of ILO/ACTRAV/ILS in the context of globalization; 2. Understand the usefulness of I.T., in particular the Internet, for the development and promotion of trade union movement; 3. Deepen understanding on Open Source movement, and recommend good Open Source solutions for trade unions; 4. Identify the best option of communication networks for trade unions at different levels; 5. Know how to use “ SoliComm ”, and propose effective use of SoliComm for their organization.
Immediate Objectives (2) 6. Design and create database and website for their own trade unions; 7. Understand the technology, mechanism and operational procedures of distance education, and organize D.E. programmes; 8. Propose long-term objectives and strategies designed to meet the needs of their organization in the area of I.T.; 9. Know how to write an effective project proposal, and produce individual work plan for the implementation of an I.T. project; and 10. Obtain practical knowledge on how trade unions can effectively utilize I.T. to advance their movement (through a study visit to Japan).
Target Outputs 1) Focal Points for I.T. in 12 national centres who have capacity of; Fully utilizing/managing SoliComm; Fully utilizing/managing SoliComm; Advancing I.T. policies and strategies within their own organizations and a regional T.U. movement; Advancing I.T. policies and strategies within their own organizations and a regional T.U. movement; Promoting communication networks of trade unions in Asia and the Pacific region. Promoting communication networks of trade unions in Asia and the Pacific region. 2) 12 Work Plans on advancing trade unions’ use of I.T. that will contribute to achieving the long-term objectives of the course; and 3) Training materials / curriculum on I.T. for trade unions.
1st Week Cross-Cutting Issues ILO and ACTRAV International trade union movement Globalization, I.T. and technology organizing International labour standards (including Freedom of Association) I.T. and trade unions (group work) Globalization and Trade Union Response (joint programme with European trade unionists).
2nd Week Networking & Communications Use of SoliComm Discussion on Open Source movement Use of Open Office Introduction to Linux Networking Solutions (Windows Server, Linux Server) Virtual Private Network (VPN) Database solutions (MySQL).
3rd Week Internet and Websites History of the Internet and labour movement LabourStart How can trade unions more effectively utilize the Internet Use of I.T. and Internet by trade unions in Asia and the Pacific Creating websites for trade unions.
4th Week I.T. Policy, Strategy & Work Plans Methodologies of Distance Education Development of individual workplans Presentation of workplans.
5th Week Study Visit (to be hosted by JILAF) Visit to Miyazaki, Fukuoka and Nagasaki Briefing on: Japanese labour movement & I.R. system Use of I.T. by Japanese T.U.s Participation in ICFTU World Congress in Miyazaki Exchanges with local activists of JTUC- RENGO in Fukuoka Visit to workplaces Social visit to Nagasaki.
Linux and Network Introduction to Linux Comparison between Windows and Linux – advantages and disadvantages of Linux Adopting Linux for Office Network solutions Local Area Network and Wide Area Network Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Database Introduction to Relational Database Basics of SQL Introduction to MySQL – an open source database solution Building a simple database with MySQL Integration of MySQL with PHP Using Macromedia Dreamweaver to create a dynamic website with PHP and MySQL.
Website Basic concept of creating a website Different options for creating a website For advanced group: Creating a website with Dreamweaver Creating a dynamic website with Dreamweaver + PHP + MySQL For novice group: Creating a website with Mozilla Composer.
4. Individual Work Plans 4. Individual Work Plans Concept of work plans SPROUT and LFA Development schedule
Concept of Work Plans 1. Work plan is: a project proposal that aims to address a specific problem and/or a priority agenda for your organization and to achieve a desired outcome in a specific subject area within a specific time period; 2. You are expected to implement the work plan upon your return to your country as your contribution to your organization; 3. Your work plan should contain clear “objectives”, “target groups”, “outputs” and “activities”; and 4. Work plan must be feasible, realistic and implementable.
SPROUT and LFA SPROUT = Summary Project Outline = the standardized format for project proposal within the ILO and other UN agencies LFA = Logical Framework Approach = globally well-known, well-established methodology for project proposal, based on a problem-solving method Participants will (can) use a model work plan to develop their own work plan.
Development Schedule By the end of the second week (19 Nov.) Identification of a problem/issue and a desired situation By the end of the third week (26 Nov.) Completion of an outline (using a model workplan) In the fourth week Preparation of a workplan (Tue., 30 Nov.) Presentation of a workplan (Wed., 1 Dec.)
Evaluation Daily Summary – by a report committee Weekly evaluation (at the end of each week) End of the Course Evaluation Post-Course Evaluation Monitoring of implementation of work plans Monitoring of implementation of work plans After-1year-ealuation questionnaire. After-1year-ealuation questionnaire.
6. Formation of Committees 6. Formation of Committees Programme Committee Report Committee Recreation Committee Course Council
Formation of Committees Programme Committee (3 pax) Report Committee (4 pax) Social and Recreation Committee (5 pax) -------------------- Course Council (3 pax).
Programme Committee Assist and encourage participants to be punctual at all times especially for training sessions; Assist and encourage participants to keep the training room tidy and to see that training aids (projector, white board, flip-chart, etc) are available when necessary; Assist trainers/resource persons as necessary; Receive and introduce resource persons at the beginning of their sessions, and give a vote of thanks at the end; and Set an example of participation within the group and encourage other participants to actively participate.
Report Committee Summarize the major points of each training session; Report their summary of the previous day ’ s training sessions and proceedings at the beginning of each day (a reporter should be changed everyday); Complete a weekly summary report of the training course at the end of each week; and Report their summary of the previous week ’ s training sessions on Monday morning.
Recreation Committee Plan and propose items/events for extra- curriculum recreational activities (e.g. in the morning or in the evening), such as sports, games or parties; Plan and propose short energizers that participants can demonstrate during or between training sessions (e.g. singing a song, stretching or exercising); and Plan and arrange social and cultural activities or events during free time and for weekend.
Course Council Shall consist of the team leader of the different committees and the tutors (Marc and Hiro) = total five members; Will meet as necessary to discuss progress, difficulties, suggestions concerning the programme so as to continuously monitor and improve the learning environment and experience for participants; and Elect the Chairperson of the group.
Basic Operations The composition of the committees will be changed weekly; Each committee needs to elect a committee leader, who then becomes a member of the Course Council; The tasks of the committees should be fairly divided among the members; Proposals for organizing major events/ activities and/or collecting money need to be approved by the plenary of the group; and Minority opinions should be respected.
7. Other Important Issues 7. Other Important Issues Course website Use of PCs/Internet Security issues
Course Website http://training.itcilo.org/actrav/courses /2004/A3-50566/ All the records of the training course; Database of resource materials; and Networking of the participants and resource persons.
Use of PCs and Internet In the classroom In the lobby of Pavilion L In the Computer Lab.
Any questions/clarifications? About Objectives and goals of the Course? About Objectives and goals of the Course? About Contents of the Program? About Contents of the Program? About Study Visit? About Study Visit? About … anything? About … anything?
Let’s enjoy the program and get the most out of it! ACTRAV-Turin