When I'm at work: Working on a committee - Learner's workbook
- Topic 1 - What is a committee?
- Topic 2 - Why do we have workplace committees?
- Topic 3 - How are workplace committees chosen?
- Topic 4 - What roles are there on workplace committees?
- Topic 5 - What does it mean to represent other people?
- Topic 6 - What happens during committee meetings?
- Topic 7 - Who can you talk to about getting the skills to be a committee member?
- Key resources
Topic 1 - What is a committee?
What you will need
You will need:
- this workbook
- something to write with
- to be ready to be involved in an activity.
Watch the slides carefully. They will tell you what this topic is about. The slides are about the information in the boxes. Your trainer will talk with you about this information.
What is a committee?
A committee is a group of people who work together for others to do things that will benefit everyone.
What is a workplace committee?
A workplace committee is a group of people who work together for others to do things that will benefit everyone in the workplace.
What do people on workplace committees do?
People on committees work together for other people in the workplace, to do things that are related to the workplace. These things will benefit everyone in the workplace.
It is important to remember that people who are on a workplace committee look after what's best for everyone in the workplace when they decide about things.
Now watch and listen to Bob's story.
Hi. My name is Bob. I am a member of the safety committee at my workplace. I look out for things that keep us safe at work. Workers tell me about things we should talk about at our safety committee meetings.
1. Why do you think Bob is on the workplace safety committee?
2. How does Bob's position on the safety committee help the workplace?
3. Why do you think it would be good to have Bob on the safety committee?
Choose two workplace committees that you know about. For each one, write down the name of the committee and what it does.
If you like, you can put pictures in your workbook to help you remember what kinds of committees they are. Your trainer can help you with these activities if you're not sure what to do.