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Skills Training

Skills training sessions are conducted in multiple locations across Canada. Each hands-on, interactive session is conducted by subject matter experts, and provides balanced viewpoints with legal expertise from both the union and management perspectives. These sessions focus on developing practical skills that will assist workplace parties in meeting their legal obligations.

The impending legalization of recreational cannabis has highlighted the need for employers and unions to address workplace impairment while respecting employee rights. In this essential session, a seasoned Drug Recognition Expert will be joined by management and union lawyers to provide expert guidance on the impairing effects of cannabis and other drugs, how to recognize the signs of impairment, and tips for ensuring legally-compliant policies and testing.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the seven recognized drug categories and how they impair one's abilities
  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of impairment
  • Identify aspects of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests that may be applicable to the workplace
  • Be aware of the legal framework for regulating recreational cannabis
  • Develop legally-compliant policies and procedures that respect employee rights
  • Apply knowledge and skills to a realistic scenario, and receive expert feedback

Designed for:

  • Human resources/industrial relations professionals and executives
  • Union officers and representatives
  • Labour and employment lawyers/consultants
  • Health and safety specialists


Register and pay by Friday, September 28, 2018, to save $100 off each regular skills training session price!