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Professional Education

As Cornell’s ILR School, we bring together the insight of leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners to design training courses for the modern workplace. We specialize in work – from HR practices to labor relations and conflict-resolution strategies. We train people who change their organizations.

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Advanced Internal Investigations Reports

Learn methods for capturing key information, maintaining documentation and writing fair, neutral and effective reports. Practice taking notes, developing documentation, avoiding advocacy language, addressing comparators/credibility and writing sound conclusions. Considerations include ethical issues and attorney/client privileges. Receive a report template that will uphold findings and withstand heightened scrutiny.

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    Apr 19 - 21, 2021
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    $1595

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Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Reports

Investigation Tools and Techniques

This workshop provides best practices on how to conduct an investigation of major workplace offenses that may result in immediate termination and that are the likely subject of arbitration. Professionals who investigate complex/serious matters in a unionized environment will design and execute an investigation plan.


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    Apr 20 - 22, 2021
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    $995

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Register for Investigation Tools and Techniques

Fundamentals for the Individual, Management, and your Organization

PART 1: COVID-19 Workplace Fundamentals

Online

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    Apr 20, 2021
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    $50

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Register for Fundamentals for the Individual, Management, and your Organization

Preparation for Collective Bargaining

Learn a step-by-step process on preparing for bargaining including aligning organizational, labor and bargaining strategies and developing managment and union goals, and preparing for the bargaining table. An in-class project includes preparing and delivering a presentation to management to obtain bargaining mandate.


Online

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    Apr 21 - 30, 2021
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    $1495

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Register for Preparation for Collective Bargaining

Strategic Talent Management: Gaining a Competitive Edge in Business

Learn to build a talent pipeline of next-generation leaders. This workshop discusses talent development approaches from selection and how to implement effective plans that attract, retain, deploy, measure, and nurture talent to aligning talent strategies with desired business results. Learn talent processes to drive performance with measurable objectives.


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    Apr 21 - 30, 2021
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    $1995

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Register for Strategic Talent Management: Gaining a Competitive Edge in Business

Preparation before Returning to Work

PART 2: COVID- 19 Preparation before Returning to Work

Online

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    Apr 22, 2021
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    $50

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Register for Preparation before Returning to Work

Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to harness emotions in sensing, understanding and responding adeptly to social cues in the surrounding environment. Measure your current EI level and receive coaching to improve it. Learn to use your EI to interact with others, solve problems and achieve higher performance.


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    Apr 26 - May 6, 2021
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    $1595

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Register for Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders

Strategic Grievance Handling

Approach the grievance and arbitration process as an opportunity to advance organizational strategy, goals, and objectives while improving relationships within the organization. Participants learn how to mediate disputes between and among managers, supervisors, employees, and union representatives make strategic choices within the grievance process while improving labor-management relations.


Online

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    Apr 27 - May 6, 2021
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    $1495

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Register for Strategic Grievance Handling

Staying Healthy in the Workplace, during your Commute, and at Home

PART 3: COVID-19 Staying Healthy during work, your Commute and at Home

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    Apr 28, 2021
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    $50

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Register for Staying Healthy in the Workplace, during your Commute, and at Home

Costing Out a Contract (online)

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate and participants do not have to be online at a specific time.


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    May 3 - 23, 2021
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    $199

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Register for Costing Out a Contract (online)

Effective Collective Bargaining and Simulation

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.


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    May 5 - 21, 2021
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    $2195

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Register for Effective Collective Bargaining and Simulation

Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles

Organizations with existing D&I programs may experience inconsistent attention, energy and support from top executives and middle managers, including outright resistance to these programs. This workshop will help experienced and/or new D&I leaders overcome these obstacles by connecting their efforts to their organization's business goals.

Online

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    May 6 - 7, 2021
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    $1495

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Register for Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles

Leading Change

Learn to artfully inspire your people and motivate them to change by meeting them where they are with a fully realized, articulated vision for the future and concrete actionable steps to get there. This workshop offers a self-assessment, a method to navigate real-world scenarios and a personal action plan.

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    May 10 - 19, 2021
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    $1495

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Register for Leading Change

Advanced Internal Investigations Practice

Apply learnings from Advanced Internal Investigations Process. Practice techniques using a real-life employee complaint by conducting the intake interview, planning and conducting the investigation, making findings and conclusions, making recommendations and implementation of the outcome. Develop skills under the guidance of expert internal investigators.

Online

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    May 11 - 13, 2021
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    $1595

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Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Practice

Effectiveness in Arbitration

Led by experienced arbitrators and advocates, this workshop teaches how to advocate at arbitration for those preparing, presenting, or assisting in the case. A full-day arbitration simulation allows participants to practice developing a position, using evidence and proof to support position, examine witnesses, and introduce documents.


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    May 11 - 20, 2021
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    $1695

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Register for Effectiveness in Arbitration
Public Training
Across New York State, we engage in workplace research and training.

We offer a wide range of training available to the public focused on work, employment, and labor.

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India Initiatives

Through the work of Sarosh Kuruvilla, Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor in Industrial and Labor Relations, we offer capacity building programs in India.

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eCornell

Courses through eCornell

As Cornell University’s external education unit, eCornell supports ILR in delivering online certificates and executive education programs authored by ILR faculty to individuals and organizations around the world.

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Find the information you need to take our professional education courses. You can also email ILR Customer Service or call 866-470-1922.

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