Building the skills your business needs
Training your teams is an essential step in the improvement process. Alongside our advisory services, Better Work offers a series of training courses in areas such as communication, negotiation and supervisory skills, industrial relations, occupational safety and health and harassment prevention. Our training focuses on helping participants solve real world issues in a practical way.
Courses are tailored for the apparel and footwear sector and adapted to national and regional demands. Our courses range from 60-minutes to 6-days, depending on the topic. Training can take place inside factories or in a Better Work training facility, and dates are set according to industry demands.
Training for factories
As learning is a foundation of the Better Work approach to continuous improvement, training is included in the service package offered to factories. This means that all Better Work factories will have an assessment, advisory services and, depending on the country, up to 15 or up to 25 participant days of training per service cycle. A participant day is one person attending one day of training.
The allocation of participant days can be employed flexibly, according to the needs of your business and the strategy of your Worker-Management Committee. For example, if your factory has been allocated 25 days, you can choose to send 25 participants to a one-day training or split up your allocation differently, sending fewer participants to training that last for several days.
Training offers a key opportunity for your factory to engage with Better Work beyond the Worker-Management Committee. In addition to the participant training days offered, your factory can still purchase additional training days at a normal rate.
Training for brands
Brands have a crucial role to play in improving working conditions, enhancing worker wellbeing and boosting competitiveness in the industry. Better Work has two training programmes aimed at equipping brands with the knowledge and skills they need to do this most effectively:
Purchasing Practices Training: An interactive foundational e-training to support brand staff of all levels and departments to better understand how purchasing practices influence working conditions, the direct impacts of their own decision-making and how to get started in addressing the issues. Also available is a practical and action-oriented facilitated training, including case studies, designed to support brands to dig deeper into the implications of their own purchasing practices and develop action plans to address them. For more information visit our webpage
The Better Work Academy: Aimed at brands committed to driving change and transforming behaviour in the apparel industry, the Better Work Academy will provide in depth training and advisory services to your global staff, building their capacity to implement our tried-and-tested methodologies across your supply chain. For more information visit our webpage