The SDD process as a union rep or liaison committee member

As a union representative or liaison committee member, what can you do in relation to the SDDs?

You play a supporting role in the development and execution of the staff develop dialogues at AU. If you read about SDDs for managers and SDDs for employees, you will be well-prepared.

What should you do as part of a liaison committee?

The liaison committees play a key role in establishing the guidelines for conducting SDDs and in relation to the evaluation of the organisation’s use of the SDDs. AU’s SDD concept has been approved by the Main Liaison Committee and is revised annually based on the evaluation, among other things, which is produced by the liaison committees.

The local liaison committees put SDDs on the agenda well in advance of the annual dialogues which are typically held during the autumn semester. This is done to discuss the SDDs as a competence development initiative and to ensure that it is clear who is responsible for SDDs in relation to the individual groups of employees for the year in question.

What should you do as a union representative?

As a union representative, you are usually not involved directly in staff development dialogues, but can:

  • help prepare the employees for how they can use their SDD constructively
  • offer support in case of a poor work environment, bad relationship between the employee and the manager, insecurities in relation to the SDDs, or if the SDD has not taken place, or there has been no follow-up on the SDD
  • be the recipient of - or bring your own - suggestions for concept changes and practices and present them to the local liaison committee

When should you do something?

The annual SDD schedule contains a description of the phases the SDD goes through during a year, which initiatives that are launched when, and who does what. Download the annual schedule.