Cornell University

Basic Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program


The Labor Leadership Skills Program's basic on-site Boot Camps is designed for union members, leaders and activists. The workshops are intended to increase their ability to successfully respond to new conditions confronting organized labor.

Students learn valuable skills that are applicable in day-to-day functions. The materials combine academic and practical instruction with real-life experiences shared by a diverse group of students. Participants increase their understanding of labor unions and the legal context in which unions function; the rights and obligations of members and leaders, and future prospects for American workers in union and non-union workplaces.

Boot Camp Workshops Code Workshop 2013 Boot Camp Handout
Day One–May 14 LB408 Steward Training Register On-Line
Day Two–May 15 LB410 Basic Negotiations Skills for Collective Bargaining Register On-Line
Day Three–May 16 LB409 Costing Out Contracts Register On-Line
Day Four–May 17 LB666 Effective Communication Register On-Line


Those who are interested in registering into all four classes to obtain the discounted price of $600 should do so by downloading the 2013 Boot Camp Handout (link found in above table) and fax back a completed registration form to the phone number indicated.

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... training facilitation, additional training topics, and technical assistance?  Or would you like to inquire about joint training collaboration, customized training and/or make a guest speaker request?  If your union is interested in scheduling a credit course or non-credit workshop on-site, please contact Art Wheaton at (716) 852-1444 x 116 or by e-mail acw18@cornell.edu