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IR/HR Module 6: Employee Relations and Engagement

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

₱6500 – ₱8500


One challenge in an organization is opening its communication channel to its employees. Employees need to be heard and engaged in management activities. Installing programs to increase employee engagement is also vital. In such cases, employees leave the organization not because of their salary and bosses.

Employee relations is concerned with managing the employment relationship and the ‘psychological contract’ between employers and employees. It also consists of approaches and methods adopted by employers to deal with employees, either collectively through their trade unions or individually. Employee relations also includes providing employees with a voice and developing communications between them and management. It is also concerned with the formulation and implementation of strategies and plans designed to meet the needs of the business for harmonious and productive relationships, and the needs of the employees to be treated justly and well.


Course objectives:

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Know what is employee relations and how this improve management and employee relationship;
  • How strategic and leadership communication work in the enterprise level;
  • How CSR can be an employee relation program;
  • And how to give employees a voice in the company to strengthen the social dialogue mechanism; and
  • Lessen attrition rate in the company and keep hi-potential employees.


Course content:

  • Employee Relations – Concepts, Views, Approaches
  • Strategic Communication
  • Leadership Communication
  • CSR as an Employee Relations Program
  • Giving Employees a Voice as a part of Social Dialogue mechanism



  • Lectures
  • Case studies/group work


Training date

7 June 2019 (Friday)




Ernie has 41 years of experience and training in human resources management and consulting.  He has held key HR posts in United Laboratories, Inc., Caltex (Philippines), Inc., and San Miguel Corporation, from 1975 to 2000.  He went into full-time consulting practice in 2001.  He negotiated the first ever performance-based CBA in the Philippines and developed other HR innovations.

Ernie was the Executive Director of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) in 2013. He also served as its 1999 President. He chairs the Human Capital Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM) and is a member of the Strategic Issues Group that acts as a consultant to the US Ambassador on Philippine affairs.  He is the Co-Chairman of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Labor Policy and Social Issues of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP).  Ernie is also a member of the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC), the consultative body of the President of the republic on labor relations.  He also serves in other professional and non-governmental organizations (NGO) on poverty alleviation and other similar advocacies.  He also chairs, or is in the Executive Committee, or a Judge in several award-giving bodies for outstanding companies, professionals and best practices in the country.

He is a regular columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the AMCHAM Business Journal, and the People Manager. He has authored more than 400 articles in local and foreign publications and published his own six books.  In 2011, PMAP gave him the highest distinction as a Diplomate in People Management (DPM). PMAP members voted him as “Best Newspaper Columnist of the Year” in 2011 and 2012 for his Sunday Inquirer column.  In 2014, he was elected as Chairman of the Accreditation Council of PMAP’s Society of Fellows in People Management.

Ernie also teaches at PMAP’s Asian Institute for Human Resources Management (AIHRM), the graduate school of business in the Lyceum of the Philippines University, the University of the Philippines Institute of Small Scale Industries (UPISSI), the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations (UP-SOLAIR), and the (CESB) Career Executive Service Board’s continuing CESO education and training.

He took up BS in Business Administration at the University of the East, the Human Resources Executive Program in the University of Michigan, and the Economic Development Program at ILO in Turin, Italy.


Register today and avail our early bird discount:

A 10% discount will be given if payment is received 7 days before the course commences. Payment on-site and walk-in participants will pay the regular fee.


June 7
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
₱6500 – ₱8500
Event Categories:


ECOP Training


ECOP Boardroom
3F ECC Bldg. 355 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.
Makati City, Metro Manila 1220 Philippines
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Unlimited available
ECOP Members6,500.00Maximize learning by attending as a group. Get 20% discount for group registrations with a minimum of 4pax. All registrants must be employed by the same company.
Unlimited available
Non-members8,500.00Maximize learning by attending as a group. Get 20% discount for group registrations with a minimum of 4pax. All registrants must be employed by the same company.
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