Agreement Writing (LR354)

Participants are given the opportunity to draft and analyze their own collective bargaining agreement language in the context of a negotiation. 

Key Topics

  • Writing clearly and succinctly, while focusing on the audiences for your agreement language
  • The maxims of contract interpretation
  • The interpretation of different words and phrases
  • How negotiations impact agreement language and vice-versa

Special Features

During this two-day workshop, you will have the opportunity to draft and analyze collective bargaining agreement language in the context of a negotiation.

Who Will Benefit

Labor relations, human resource, operations, and finance professionals who represent or support management in collective bargaining and negotiations.

Instructors for Mar 28-29, 2019
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Debra Osofsky

Debra Osofsky, Consultant in Organizational Structure and Policy is a Skilled Chief Negotiator in leading teams of all sizes or negotiating solo, with one party or many, in structured and unstructured scenarios. Ms. Osofsky has demonstrated success in formulating and implementing policy, building consensus among varied stakeholders and negotiating complex agreement within a variety of organizations. Her specialties include Complex Negotiations, Contract Analysis, , Training, Advocacy, Executive Leadership, Membership Development, Policy Development and Implementation, Team-Building and Management, Staff Supervision, Problem-solving, and Change Leadership

Ellen Gallin Procida

Ellen Gallin Procida is the Director of the United Federation of Teacher's Grievance and Arbitration Department, representing approximately 200,000 members, where she has either advocated or supervised advocates in over a thousand arbitration cases. She also co-leads the UFT's legendary advocates training program; which teaches UFT members how to first-chair arbitration cases. Over the last 16 years she has trained hundreds of arbitration advocates. 


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