In this course, you will learn how to identify the key legal principles and considerations involved in managing in a union environment. This includes assessing unfair labor practices and the rules regarding union organizing, collective bargaining, and day-to-day operations. You will take a deep dive into key concepts such as the basic concepts of the NLRA, differences with other labor statutes, negotiation obligations and parameters, the representation election process, and a legal framework for developing practical and effective solutions for handling labor problems.

By the end of this course, you will be able to identify possible unfair labor practices before they arise; discern the elements of good- and bad-faith bargaining; recognize when you have to negotiate with the union on mid-term bargaining changes; understand the appropriate behavior of supervisors and managers during an organizing drive; and know when employees can strike or engage in other work actions.

This course meets at the following dates and times:

  • Tue, September 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Thu, September 17, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Tue, September 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Thu, September 24, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

This course is designed to instruct labor relations practitioners on how contract language and past practice may be interpreted by an arbitrator. You will review a methodology for analyzing contract language disputes and identifying key contract clauses in collective bargaining agreements. You will work on a case-study practice session in contract drafting and interpretation.

Whether administering contract language or proposing language at the bargaining table, this course is designed to provide you with a solid, practical understanding of what contract language means and how it will likely be interpreted by an arbitrator in the event of a contract language dispute. Throughout the course, you will develop a methodology for analyzing contract language disputes, understand the standards used by arbitrators in contract interpretation cases, and become familiar with key contract clauses in collective bargaining agreements. By the end of this course, you will be able to interpret and write contract language.

This course meets at the following dates and times:

  • Tue, September 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Thu, October 1, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Negotiation is a fundamental method for resolving conflicts and reaching agreements to solve an array of workplace problems, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements

In this course, you'll study and practice negotiation skills through a series of role plays and experiential learning. Starting with simple, one-on-one negotiations of everyday situations, you'll progress to more complex group negotiations, including informal and formal workplace negotiation situations. You'll gain insight into your own negotiation biases, weaknesses, and strengths, and build negotiation confidence and competency. Participants examine how to plan a negotiation strategy and practice the communication skills necessary to surface the underlying needs and interests driving the negotiation in order to craft agreements. Both competitive and collaborative negotiation skills are explored.

This course features pre-session access to an individual conflict-style diagnostic tool to help you understand how your tendencies in dealing with conflict can help or hinder you in successful negotiations. The course requires two dedicated days of synchronous negotiation practice, as well as individual reflection and activity offline.

This course meets on the following dates and times:

  • Wed, October 7, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Wed, October 7, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
  • Thu, October 8, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Thu, October 8, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Discover the practical steps to prepare for collective bargaining. Participants will analyze the key factors that go into crafting a labor strategy and developing ambitious but realistic goals and objectives. At the end of this course, you will have a step-by-step plan on how to develop your own organization's bargaining goals and objectives.

This course meets at the following dates and times:

  • Wed, October 21, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Fri, October 23, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Wed, October 28, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Fri, October 30, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

In this virtual course, you will explore how to implement your goals and objectives at the bargaining table. This includes understanding the differences between competitive and collaborative bargaining as well as at-the-table protocols, customs, and techniques unique to collective bargaining.

You will engage in a full-day collective bargaining simulation in which you will negotiate in a small group setting against experienced labor relations professionals with ample opportunity for ongoing, real-time feedback and discussion. By the time you complete this course, you will be able to engage in collective bargaining as a chief negotiator.

The virtual course consists of five 3-hour synchronous sessions and one full-day synchronous virtual collective bargaining simulation. In between sessions, participants will work in small group teams to prepare for bargaining.

This course meets on the following dates and times:

  • Wed, November 4, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
  • Fri, November 6, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
  • Tue, November 10, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
  • Fri, November 13, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
  • Wed, November 18, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
  • Fri, November 20, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

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