ECOP participates in 2023 Global Employers Young Professionals Academy

The 2023 edition of the Global Young Professionals’ Academy (GYPA), a joint venture of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Associations (TISK), and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO), wraps up its online and face-to-face sessions last week, 20 October 2023, which took place in Istanbul, Turkiye. The participants from the 23 member organizations were able to take part in skills development, knowledge sharing, networking and mentoring as part of the program of the Academy.

The participants engaged in a range of activities, including a simulated lobbying exercise, delivering presentations and speeches, visiting the MEXT Digital Factory, and gaining insights into the significance of their roles as part of an employers’ organization in both national and international relations. Among the resource persons who greatly contributed to this year’s Academy were: Achal Khanna, CEO of SHRM India, who shared valuable insights on people and professional strategies; Menno Bart, the Public Affairs Manager at the Adecco Group, and Denis Pennel, the Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation, who both shed light on key developments in the world of work and offered perspectives from employers worldwide; and Nishith Upadhyaya, Senior Director at SHRM India, who contributed his expertise and experiences regarding the future workplace and significant innovation trends.

The Academy is co-funded by the European Union and aims to build the capacity of young professionals from employers’ and business organizations (EBMOs) on modern management, strategies to win new members and improve services, on current development and trends in labour market policies, as well as project management and grants, to enable them to modernize their organizations upon their return.

The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Sandro Pettineo, Senior Programme Office for Employers’ Activities of the ITCILO. ECOP was represented by Advocacy and Research Specialist Marianne Faith Rosas.