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Training for Difficult Conversations (DR148)

This two-day workshop trains you to effectively approach and facilitate difficult conversations with and between employees. Managers and human resource professionals routinely handle contentious issues and emotionally-charged exchanges, which challenge communications and productivity.

2-day workshop New York, NY

The Union: Its Role in the Lives of Workers and Society (LS100)

The objective of this course is to recognize the ways in which the union as an institution, and  labor as a movement, protect the interests of workers on the job and in society.  Students will focus on Social Movement Unionism that not only looks at working conditions of members, but also concerns itself with social issues affecting all working people.

2-week workshop On-Line,

The Hobby Lobby Decision: Its Impact on the Workplace (ODLEL103)

In Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court interpreted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as providing new religious freedom rights to closely held corporations.  How will the Federal and state RFRAs interact with the Title VII, ACA, NLRA, and state and local human rights laws?  What are the implications of Hobby Lobby for employers, unions, and the rights of employees to be free from discrimination based on LGBT, gender, and religion? 

The Affordable Care Act (LB403)

Prepare Now for Negotiations!  This one-day workshop, offered once in Albany and once in Rochester, will provide union leaders with the information they need to help members, trustees and board members understand how to best manage the so-called Cadillac Tax. Included will be tips on reporting, contract language and building a strategy to help manage costs in order to “stay below the line.” Learn how employers are preparing themselves and gain insight into how the provisions of the Cadillac Tax may change before 2018.

Talent Acquisition (HR243)

Explore the talent acquisition process to hire the right candidate for the right job at the right time. Learn strategies to source, attract, assess and select qualified candidates while considering legal requirements throughout the recruiting process.

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Supervising Successfully in a Union (LB521)

For union leaders and staff with supervisory responsibilities. Topics discussed include transitioning into a supervisory position, framework for resolving supervisory issues, managing time to supervise, building trust, coaching, staff reporting, having difficult discussions, managing up, supervising during change and crisis.

Steward Training (online) (OLLB112)

This tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. The right to information, the duty of fair representation, and member’s right to representation of their Weingarten rights will be covered. Participants will learn how to protect the grievance process, the equality principle, the seven tests of just cause, and how to simplify grievance writing.

3-week workshop On-Line,

Steward Training (LB408)

This on-line tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. The right to information, the duty of fair representation, and members right to representation their Weingarten rights will be covered. Participants will learn how to protect the grievance process, the equality principle, the seven tests of just cause, and how to simplify grievance writing.

Steward Training (LB112)

This tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. The right to information, the duty of fair representation, and member’s right to representation of their Weingarten rights will be covered.

1-day workshop Buffalo, NY

David Lopez, EEOC Genl Counsel, on Litigation & Enforcement (LEL903)

Join David Lopez, General Counsel of the EEOC, and Barry Hartstein (ILR ‘73), Co-Chair of the EEO & Diversity Practice Group at Littler Mendelson PC, for a lively discussion of key EEOC developments in 2015, focusing on strategic enforcement and litigation, as well as EEOC cases to watch in 2016; included will be updates on:

2-hour workshop New York, NY

Resolving Internal Union Conflict (LS256)

This course is designed as an introduction to dispute resolution theory and practice with special emphasis on its applications in the field of industrial and labor relations. The course examines the nature and sources of conflict in various areas of society and the role of negotiations, mediation, arbitration and fact-finding in the resolution of disputes.

Reinventing Your Career: The Practice and Profession of Dispute Resolution (DR101)

Designed as the preliminary module, this program sets the foundation for building a viable career as a neutral. Throughout two days, we explore the nature of self-employment and development of your future practice, with the long-term goal of helping you to build a business plan that will launch your career.

Public Speaking for Labor Leaders (LB662)

This workshop is designed to prepare union leaders and staff to speak with ease and confidence in any setting, whether during a meeting or delivering prepared speeches. This class will provide friendly support and concrete public speaking suggestions for every participant, from the inexperienced or shy to the accomplished speaker.

Performance Management and Development (HR201)

Maximize employee productivity through effective performance management by exploring every step of the performance management process. Learn to set objectives, deliver effective feedback and objectively evaluate performance to make the process a positive and engaging experience for both managers and employees.

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Optimizing Pay for Performance and Managing Compensation Change (ICS403)

An organization's compensation philosophy centered on performance-based pay sends a message of accountability and establishes expectations for employees. But, the less prepared an organization is to manage this approach, the more difficult its execution will be. Understanding and knowing how these expectations will be rewarded plays a critical role in managing employee expectations. Throughout this process, it is essential to recognize the distinct values that different groups of employees place on compensation and how to best engage them while strengthening the pay and performance.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Northwestern University and CAPA :The NLRB and College Football (ODLEL102)

The NLRB granted Northwestern University’s request to review Regional Director Ohr’s decision finding scholarship football players to be employees within the meaning of the NLRA.  What will the Board’s decision mean for the Brown, Boston Medical Center, and Specialty Healthcare decisions?   This case has created national debate about how the student athletes as employees with the right to form unions and engage in collective bargaining would affect them, college sports, the NCAA, Title IX, and higher education.  

Managing with Labor's Values - Part 4 - Team Building/Diversity (LB562)

Topics covered include motivating members of teams to work together productively, resolving disputes, making all members of the team feel included, understanding the complexities of different teams for different objective, cultural aspects of interactions within teams, assigning roles within teams and maintaining accountability, and recognizing team phases and the leadership behaviors needed for each.

Managing with Labor's Values - Part 3 - Accountability (LB561)

This workshop shows positive ways to build staff accountability while avoiding “monitoring” or other methods unions oppose when used by the employers of their members. Topics discussed include creating system of accountability, keys steps towards building accountability work plans as basis for accountability, and holding accountability meeting.

Managing with Labor's Values - Part 2 - Influencing Behaviors At Work (LB560)

This workshop focuses on understanding different behavioral styles at work and how to adapt when conflicting styles cause misunderstandings, unproductive efforts, and impede progress on reaching goals.  Featured topics include approaches/techniques for influencing behaviors, impact v. intent, finding yourself in results, expanding your sphere of influence and understanding behavioral styles to improve communication, cooperation. This is Part 2 of a 4 workshop series on Managing With Labor's Values.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Managing With Labor's Values - Part 1 - Systems for Supervising (LB550)

This workshop provides a good foundation for supervising and managing with labor’s values. Topics covered include the role of a supervisor/manger in a union or social justice organization, system for getting and maintaining positive performance, time and stress management in changing times, system for delegating and coordinating group projects, and matching management style to the needs of staff.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Legal Issues in the Workplace (CO353)

Managers and HR practitioners are frequently exposed to employee issues that may have legal implications for their organization. This interactive workshop focuses on the legal issues associated with day-to-day employment decisions and actions with an emphasis on practical techniques to address issues in a legally sound manner.

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Leading with Focus and Intention (MD303)

Add value to your organization, gain the commitment of others, and develop and deploy the talents of employees – all while sustaining the loyalty of an increasingly demanding workforce. Examine a practical model to become an effective leader who is clear about the results you want to achieve, the working environment you want to create and the relationships you need to build and sustain.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Leadership Skills for Success (LD250)

Master critical communication and management skills to effectively manage employees, establish priorities and delegate responsibilities. Gain the commitment of others and add value to your organization by being clear about the results you want to achieve, the environment you want to create, and how you will develop and deploy talent. Become an effective leader with the ability to build relationships and manage workplace communications in order to be heard and understood by others.

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Latin American Professional Certificate Program in Workplace Negotiations (LR450)

Escuela de Relaciones Industriales de la Universidad de Cornell y Littler Presentan:

Programa Latinoamericano de Certificación Profesional en Negociaciones en el Lugar de Trabajo

Día 1: Manejo de Conflictos en el Lugar de Trabajo
Días 2 a 3: Técnicas y Habilidades de Negociación

Labor Relations Law (LR105)

Whether you are involved in the collective bargaining process, the administration of a contract, or a certification campaign, it is necessary to understand the National Labor Relations Act and its practical impact on the workplace. This workshop is accessible for lawyers and non- lawyers alike, and gives participants an opportunity to understand a host of legal principles and considerations. 

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Labor Relations in Changing Times (LB100)

Managers in a unionized workplace are challenged to manage effectively within legal and contractual parameters. This workshop is a solid understanding of labor relations issues managers confront on a daily basis, including disciplinary situations and investigations. Case studies and interactive real-world training exercises provide the opportunity to put your newly acquired skills to work.

Labor Relations for Managers: Managing Effectively in a Unionized Environment (LR309)

Managers in a unionized workplace are challenged to manage effectively within legal and contractual parameters. This workshop is a solid understanding of labor relations issues managers confront on a daily basis, including disciplinary situations and investigations.

Labor Law (LB455)

This workshop is specially designed to introduce union members and labor leaders to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) as it directly impacts union strategy, collective bargaining and contract administration. In addition to the primary provisions and principles of the NLRA, the workshop covers the new cases dealing with social media, small bargaining unit and joint employer cases .

Labor History (LS255)

Labor History can be understood from the perspectives of both union history and the social, cultural, and political life of workers. To gain insights into labor’s past, it is useful to explore not only union organizing, collective bargaining, and labor legislation, but also what workers think, how they work and live, and the impact of workers on the larger society.

2-week workshop On-Line,

Investigation Tools and Techniques (Canada) (LR407)

Given the legislative and general legal requirements involved in conducting workplace investigations, it is critical for investigators to understand the necessary components and techniques to ensure a balanced and thorough result. This interactive workshop provides valuable information and practical skills on how to conduct workplace investigations effectively and fairly.

Investigation Tools and Techniques (LR102)

Effectively dealing with complaints and conducting investigations is a critical part of creating a productive and fair workplace culture. This workshop focuses on both the strategic considerations as well as the nuts and bolts of investigating issues of employee misconduct. Special emphasis is placed on relevant contractual considerations, preparing an investigation plan and conducting investigatory interviews.

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Introduction to Advanced Collective Bargaining Strategy (Canada) (LR406)

This workshop provides an introduction to strategy and a framework for developing long term labour relations bargaining strategies.  This includes a day on theory, strategic foundations, and preparation, and a day on applying this learning to collective bargaining planning and execution.

Internal Investigation Note-taking and Reports (CO240)

Internal investigation notes, documentation, summaries and reports have come under heightened scrutiny. An investigation may be at risk if the supporting information and reports are not well written. Practice effective note-taking techniques while developing skills in writing fair, neutral reports that uphold findings. Prerequisite: CO231

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Increasing Effectiveness at Arbitration (Canada) (LR409)

Contractual or disciplinary disputes that cannot be resolved by the parties are ultimately tried and resolved in arbitration. Instructed by experienced arbitrators and advocates, this workshop is designed for those who need to develop a strategy for preparing or presenting evidence in a labour arbitration case.

Human Resources and the Law (CO111)

Gain insights on preventing, identifying and managing employee issues that have potential legal concerns. This comprehensive and interactive workshop includes up-to-date information on employment laws and cases defining employer-employee rights and obligations, and practical implications of laws in day-to-day HR operations (e.g., discrimination, compensation and benefits). Current legal issues are highlighted, including a module on social media and privacy.

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HR Analytics: Telling Better HR Stories Through Data (HR417)

Communicate the impact of HR by leveraging data and engaging executives and line managers in making informed human capital decisions. Identify key business drivers and translate them into metrics that show the relationship between productivity and profitability, as well as performance elements that drive employee engagement and satisfaction.

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Harassment Prevention in the Workplace (CO220)

For EEO/HR professionals and managers, prevention is the key to maintaining a productive workplace and avoiding illegal harassment on the job (sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, age, disability, etc.). This interactive workshop examines legal and policy concerns, and best practices for facilitating respect and dignity in the workplace.

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Grievance Handling for Stewards (LB412)

One of the primary duties of a union steward is dealing with alleged violations of the collective bargaining agreement. Come to this workshop to the difference between a complaint and a grievance,  how to investigate a grievance, effective ways to interact with grievants, witnesses, and management, the importance of clear language and your legal rights and responsiblities.

Fundamental Negotiation Skills (LR311)

This workshop takes participants through a series of experiential learning situations to understand and practice fundamental negotiation skills and approaches to one-on-one, small group, and collective negotiations settings in the workplace. Participants will gain insight into their own negotiation biases, weaknesses, and strengths, and build negotiation confidence and competency.

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Finance and Compensation for Collective Bargainers (LR350)

Agility with financial concepts and understanding their consequences in collective bargaining is an essential skill for an expert negotiator.

The program focuses on compensation strategies including fundamental issues on developing and executing a compensation strategy and the possibility of a system that drives performance in a unionized environment.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Facilitation Skills Training for Conflict Management (DR225)

This two-day training improves your facilitation skills, helps you identify when to take the facilitative approach, and teaches you how to structure facilitated problem-solving discussions.  It also provides ample opportunity to practice techniques for effective small-group and one-on-one facilitation.  

2-day workshop New York, NY

Facilitating Negotiations (DR142)

Over the past twenty years, Cornell has worked in hundreds of collective bargaining and dispute resolution situations to facilitate the use of interest-based negotiation techniques. At this workshop, you will learn how to apply these facilitation techniques to structure and guide interest-based dispute resolution processes in commercial and employment settings.

Evaluating Performance-Based Compensation Programs: Tools and Techniques (ICS402)

Explore quantitative and non-quantitative tools and techniques for assessing performance pay through a variety of lenses. Consider performance pay through multiple human resource and financial metrics that quantify returns to the organization from a performance-based pay system.

Ethics and Witnesses (LEL901)

Avoiding Impermissible Coaching, Ex Parte Communications, and Dealing with False Testimony

Do you know the difference between improper coaching and appropriately preparing your witnesses?  Where is the line between zealous advocacy and unethical behavior?  What is the impact of social media?  What are your obligations when a witness provides false testimony?

Essentials of Human Resources (HR104)

Examine ideas to work more effectively with client groups and understand HR’s growing role in driving performance and productivity. Gain insights into applying competencies to optimize HR practices, influence business results and transfer learning to the workplace through case studies and group activities.

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Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives with Change Management Strategies (DV325)

Organizations need to continuously assess their D&I initiatives and ensure they align with their mission. Learn new change management strategies used by successful businesses and practice relevant skills for engaging employees. Leave with a toolkit that includes an audit to assess engagement, self-assessment techniques to improve individual contribution, and a follow-up action plan to revitalize an organization’s D&I initiatives.

1-day workshop New York, NY

Employee Internal Investigations: Part I (CO231)

Part I: Learn a step-by-step approach for conducting investigations and developing resolutions. Topics include: investigator’s role, interviewing, managing emotional employees, confidentiality, information-gathering techniques, when to involve an attorney, and identifying outcomes. Prerequisite: CO100, CO111 or CO353

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Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders (LD363)

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to harness emotions in sensing, understanding and responding adeptly to social cues in the surrounding environment. Use EI to make pivotal decisions, plan projects and initiatives, solve problems, interact with clients, set performance expectations, communicate feedback and interact with colleagues of all levels. Develop and enhance EI competencies to achieve higher performance.

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Effectiveness in Arbitration (LR104)

Contractual or disciplinary disputes that cannot be resolved by the parties are ultimately tried and resolved at arbitration. Led by experienced arbitrators and advocates, this workshop is designed for those who need to develop a strategy for preparing, presenting, or assisting in presenting evidence in labor arbitration.

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Effective Presentations (LB665)

It will come as no surprise to some of you that the number one fear among Americans is the fear of public speaking.  Many of us had to overcome the panic attacks, sleeplessness, and sense of dread that can be caused by the prospect of speaking in front of groups.  This workshop is designed to help participants overcome fear so that they can reach their potential as activists and leaders. 

Effective Preparation for Arbitration (LB413)

This is a hands-on workshop for those with some familiarity with arbitration, either in the classroom or in practice. Participants will leave with a heightened understanding of the arbitration process and the skills they need to serve as effective advocates in arbitration hearings. This is a repeat performance of a session last offered in 2010.

Effective Interviewing (HR241)

Enhance the necessary interpersonal skills that ultimately impact the quantity, quality and reliability of the information that interviewers obtain from candidates. Discuss the importance of these skills throughout the interviewing process while exploring their impact from the initial screening interview to extending an offer of employment.

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Effective Employee Resource Groups (DV120)

ERGs and affinity groups have emerged in the workplace as a standard component of D&I initiatives to address issues of employee groups with shared interests. Examine characteristics of high-functioning ERGs as well as leading practices in group formation and operation.

1-day workshop New York, NY

Effective Employee Discipline (Canada) (LR405)

Your disciplinary decisions are subject to rigorous scrutiny. As a result, anyone involved in formulating or implementing disciplinary decisions must have command of the principles of progressive discipline as well as a solid understanding of the best practices for administering discipline. At this workshop, experienced arbitrators and labour relations professionals will provide you with practical knowledge and insight about the discipline process.

Effective Employee Discipline (LR101)

Disciplinary decisions are subject to rigorous scrutiny. Anyone involved in formulating or implementing disciplinary decisions must have command of progressive discipline, establishment of cause for termination, as well as a solid understanding of the best practices for discipline management.

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Effective Communication (online) (OLLB118)

For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills through instruction and practice in a supportive environment. Overcome reluctance to speak in public, analyze and understand your audience for maximum effectiveness, gain tools to organize your thoughts for a more effective/powerful presentation.

3-week workshop On-Line,

Effective Communication (LB118)

For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills through instruction and practice in a supportive environment. Overcome reluctance to speak in public, analyze and understand your audience for maximum effectiveness, gain tools to organize your thoughts for a more effective/powerful presentation.

1-day workshop Buffalo, NY

Effective Collective Bargaining: Preparation and Negotiations (Canada) (LR402)

This workshop focuses on both preparing a bargaining and negotiating strategy as well as executing “at the table” tools, tactics and techniques to reach an agreement using small group exercises and a full day collective bargaining simulation to hone skills learned during the workshop. 

Discussion with Richard Griffin, General Counsel, NLRB (ODLEL100)

Richard Griffin, the General Counsel of the NLRB, spoke before a live audience of labor lawyers on December 13, 2013. This course is based on a recording of that session and interviews with the speakers. Discussed are Griffin's priorities and possible future initiatives, his thoughts on inability-to-pay vs. "we don’t want to pay" cases, what that means to the parties, and what management's responsibilities are.

Developing Effective Communication Skills (MD322)

Learn to communicate powerfully, send clear messages and conduct challenging conversations while maintaining effective working relationships with managers and coworkers. Increase awareness of communication behaviors and develop the ability to manage workplace communications in order to be heard and understood by others.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Developing and Managing an Effective Supplier Diversity Program (DV358)

Supplier diversity strategies and programs allow many organizations to gain a competitive advantage. Learn how organizations have approached, designed and implemented supplier diversity in effort to build positive supplier diversity relationships, comply with government regulations, as well as measure and track success to realize business goals.

1-day workshop New York, NY

Designing Effective Dispute Resolution Systems for the Workplace (DR140)

The objective of this program is to develop the capability required for a participant to design and implement a workplace dispute resolution system. This program is designed for the Human Resource Executive, ADR Consultant, Employment Attorney, or Union Leader participating in the design of a workplace dispute system.

Cross Cultural Issues in Conflict (DR210)

This program provides a unique and detailed examination of the role that culture plays in conflict and conflict resolution. Mediators and other ADR professionals will analyze and attempt to resolve complex, multi-layered problems in this intensive hands-on workshop. Professor Ilhyung Lee, one of America's foremost experts on the subject of cross cultural issues, will serve as lead instructor for the program.

Costing the Contract (LR352)

Early Bird 15% Special Discount if registered by Nov. 30, 2015
Class Sizes Limited

Participants learn and practice creating a collective bargaining cost-sheet and adjusting it based on the ebb and flow of negotiations.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Costing Out a Contract (online) (OLLB116)

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations. Exercises are used throughout the workshop to illustrate how to calculate the projected costs of an agreement.

3-week workshop On-Line,

Costing Out a Contract (LB116)

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations. Exercises are used throughout the workshop to illustrate how to calculate the projected costs of an agreement.

1-day workshop Buffalo, NY

Contract Language and Interpretation (Canada) (LR404)

Whether they are administering contract language or proposing language at the bargaining table, this workshop is designed to provide labour relations practitioners 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.

Contract Administration (LS253)

The contract lies at the center of day-to-day union practice. The interpretation and enforcement of contract language depends on the union representative.  Students will discuss how to resolve problems that are contract-based by effectively utilizing grievance procedures.  Class participants will learn how to creatively harness the energy of union members themselves to build the local union and address workplace issues.

Contemporary Labor Issues (LS264)

The focus of this course is two-fold: on the one hand, to discuss the revitalization of the labor movement and, on the other, to examine the context in which this revitalization must occur. Among the topics discussed are the changing nature of work; the state of American unions; the globalization of business and labor; tensions between private and public sector.

Conflict Resolution (LB603)

This tools-building workshop is designed as an introduction to dispute resolution theory with special emphasis on interest-based problem-solving. The workshop will utilize role plays, exercises, case studies and other tools to allow participants to practice what we teach. Special emphasis will be given to developing strategies to resolve conflicts at work (even with difficult people) without losing control.

Collective Bargaining (LS200)

This course examines the principles of contract bargaining including bargaining environments and structures as well as standards used in negotiations. Students will learn to prepare bargaining demands, cost economic items, draft non-economic language, negotiate economic and non-economic issues, and resolve a bargaining impasse. Discussion will consider the impact of bargaining outcomes on workers, unions, employers, and the public.

Coaching for Performance and Potential (LD305)

Establish an engaging coaching relationship to improve performance and grow talent by encouraging your team to perform at its best. Gain an understanding of when coaching is needed and practice using a coaching model to facilitate an effective coaching conversation. Review various theories for changing behavior and applying different strategies. Examine important coaching elements such as, setting clear and actionable goals, formulating a development plan, and dealing with conversational conflict.

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Coaching for Managers (MD302)

Knowing how to be a good coach in different situations is an art. Focus on developing coaching skills needed to effectively build stronger relationships, develop trust and improve performance with employees, peers and managers. Get introduced to a comprehensive and practical roadmap for coaching others and practice four essential coaching skills: clarity of expectations, feedback, listening and questioning.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Building Successful Teams and Team Leaders (LD314)

Build awareness and skill in the areas of team dynamics, group problem solving and decision making. Explore the structural and behavioral dimensions of building and leading an effective team. Learn techniques suited for self-directed work teams, interdepartmental project teams and other group situations where combined efforts are needed to reach optimal performance levels.

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Building Effective Unions: Motivating and Organizing Union Members (LS240)

In this course students will examine the history of workers' efforts to form and join unions and the development of the legal framework within which contemporary organizing typically occurs. New methods of organizing that consider the political, social, and economic environments will be explored along with the various factors that influence workers' willingness to join unions.

Beyond Base Pay - Using Incentives to Drive Performance (ICS400)

As the pressure to “do more with less” increases, many organizations are searching for ways to more efficiently utilize compensation budgets to achieve their strategic goals. Directly linking pay to performance is a key solution currently being discussed. Understanding how to link pay to performance, creating an appropriate compensation philosophy, and knowing what types of incentive pay are most effective for which groups of employees are critical to the successful incentive and merit pay programs.

Basic Negotiation Skills (online) (OLLB114)

This introductory-level workshop is designed to develop the skills of union negotiators who do not have extensive experience in advancing a collective bargaining strategy and in conducting face-to-face negotiations at the bargaining table.

3-week workshop On-Line,

Basic Negotiation Skills (LB114)

This introductory-level workshop is designed to develop the skills of union negotiators who do not have extensive experience in advancing a collective bargaining strategy and in conducting face-to-face negotiations at the bargaining table.

1-day workshop Buffalo, NY

Basic Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online (OLLB105)

Ready to make a difference in your union, organization, or company? Want to discover how you can become more involved and understand your role at a deeper level? Challenge yourself in the Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp four intensive, experiential days with research-based learning and real-world experience.

3-week workshop On-Line,

Basic Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Boot Camp (LB105)

Ready to make a difference in your union, organization, or company? Want to discover how you can become more involved and understand your role at a deeper level? Challenge yourself in the Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp four intensive, experiential days with research-based learning and real-world experience.

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4-day workshop Buffalo, NY

Ban the Box and Stop Credit Discrimination: A Conversation with the City Commission on Human Rights (LEL703)

This fall two significant pieces of legislation amended the New York City Human Rights Law: the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (effective September 3, 2015) and the Fair Chance Act, better known as Ban the Box (effective October 27, 2015).  It is now generally unlawful for an employer to use credit history as a factor in the decision to hire. Similarly, an employer is prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history until a conditional offer of employment is made.

Assertive Grievance Handling (LB400)

This workshop will help union representatives develop and improve basic skills needed to forcefully and effectively enforce the terms of the collective bargaining agreement in ways that build the union. It is for those newer to handling grievances, those who want a refresher or anyone not familiar with using member mobilization to resolve grievances.

Arbitration Advocacy Immersion Part I (LR330)

Module 1: Case Analysis, Preparation and Opening Statements

From the perspective of both the union and management, participants practice how to develop a clear and effective theory of the case, create a proposed issue statement to be presented at the hearing, identify witnesses and evidence and prepare opening statements.

Agreement Writing (LR354)

While negotiation effectiveness is critical, so is the ability to write clear enforceable contract language.

 

2-day workshop New York, NY

Advanced Diversity and Inclusion Strategies (DV320)

Enhance D&I strategies’ relevance, vibrancy, effectiveness and connection to organizational vision and goals. This workshop introduces D&I professionals to a unique assessment tool and a step-by-step strategic approach. Upgrade, relaunch or initiate a sustainable D&I process that links to – and reinforces – an organization’s strategic business objectives, mission and marketplace to ensure long-term culture change.

2-day workshop New York, NY

Advanced Collective Bargaining Skills and Techniques (LR353)

Collective bargaining has been described as containing the twin motivations of competition and collaboration. In this program, participants will deepen and expand their knowledge and practice of negotiation techniques learned in prior Cornell Labor Relations classes to increase effectiveness in a variety of negotiation situations.

3-day workshop New York, NY

ACA and Wellness Programs: At Odds With EEO Laws and Collective Bargaining Agreements? (ODLEL101)

Affordable Care Act regulations encourage employers to implement Wellness Programs (e.g., smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.) with assumed resulting reductions in coverage costs.  Are these savings real?  There also are legal implications, including possible disparate impact discrimination under Title VII, ADA, GINA, as well as HIPAA issues. Does this conflict with collective bargaining agreements? Panelists discuss issues facing employers, unions, benefit plans, and workers.