As part of the 2008-2009 Canadian Golf Superintendents Association’s Canadian Seminar Series, Ross Dunsmore will present “Beyond Golf-Human Resources Practices,” on Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Mississauga, Ont.
Dunsmore has specialized in management labour relations law and recently opened his own practice, Dunsmore Law, after 30 years as a senior partner with a large labour firm.
He will concentrate on how keeping golf courses in top condition can mean other responsibilities being pushed to the side, which can have a negative impact on your operation and, eventually, course conditions.
Dunsmore specializes in helping managers implement and maintain positive working environments in which fair practices help avoid disputes that can go outside the workplace. He has worked with many employers on procedures to avoid third party intervention.
Dunsmore’s practice encompasses analysis and resolution of workplace disputes from grievances to human rights complaints to wrongful dismissals, with his focus being on economical strategies to avoid expensive disputes.
He will use the analogy of preparing for and playing a round of golf to outline how different aspects of positive employment practices can work together to produce a good work environment.
It will include who are your employees, understanding basic contracts and employment policies including those related to complaints, human rights, gender, safety and the environment and how to avoid complaints and investigations.
Registration for the seminar can be completed at the website, www.golfsupers.com.