Course 1 – Interpreting Labor Law
Discover how to identify the key legal principles and considerations involved in working in a union environment. These include unfair labor practices, concerted protected activity conducted during union organizing, good-faith bargaining, and day-to-day operations. By the end of these sessions, 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 midterm 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.
Course 2 - Collective Bargaining Agreements
Recognize 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.
Course 3 – Negotiation Skills for the Workplace
Negotiation is a fundamental practice for resolving conflicts and reaching agreements to solve an array of workplace problems. During these interactive sessions, study and practice negotiation skills through role playing and experiential learning.
Starting with simple, one-on-one negotiations of everyday situations, you will progress to more complex group negotiations, including informal and formal workplace negotiation situations. You will gain insight into your own negotiation biases, weaknesses, and strengths, and build negotiation confidence and competency. You will discover 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.
Attendance at all live sessions is required for successful completion of the certificate program.
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Union leaders
- HR and labor relations professionals
- Managers and executives working in a union environment
- Union officials involved in collective bargaining