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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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Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

Ready to make a difference in your union, organization, or company? Earn your certificate and build essential leadership, negotiation and communication skills with convenient and flexible online courses. The Labor Leadership Skills certificate program is an affordable and rapid-results educational experience that provides skills essential to success in your organization.


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    Oct 4, 2021 - Mar 7, 2022
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    $597

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

Negotiation Skills (online)

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. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program, participants do not have to be online at a specific time.


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    Oct 4 - 24, 2021
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    $199


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Register for Negotiation Skills (online)

Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace

This 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 will be covered. This one day workshop is part of the four-day Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp.


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    Oct 5, 2021
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    $199

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Register for Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace

Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Boot Camp


Obtain your Basic Labor Leadership Skills Certificate with this intensive virtual boot camp that provides the specific skills essential to success in your organization. Four full exhilarating days of interactive and immersive classroom training topics including stewards, basic negotiations, costing out a contract, and effective communication.


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    Oct 5 - 8, 2021
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    $597

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Boot Camp

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Boot Camp

Negotiation Skills

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. This one day workshop is part of the four-day Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp.


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    Oct 6, 2021
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    $199

Register for Negotiation Skills

Register for Negotiation Skills

Conversation with NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB: The NLRB Looking Forward

Jennifer Abruzzo is the new General Counsel of the NLRB. Join us to hear her views on current challenges and opportunities, initiatives she is considering, and potential effects on workers, employers, unions, and the general public in the workplace protection and enforcement realm.
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    Oct 6, 2021
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    $75

Register for Conversation with NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB: The NLRB Looking Forward

Register for Conversation with NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB: The NLRB Looking Forward

Fundamentals of Human Resources

Understand the key role HR plays in your organization for driving performance and productivity. Learn to successfully support clients, develop HR competencies, optimize practices and influence business results. Learning is gained and reinforced through case studies and group activities.


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    Oct 7 - 8, 2021
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    $1495

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Register for Fundamentals of Human Resources

Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Learn how to launch and revitalize D&I councils for successful impact in alignment with business strategy. Apply D&I council best practices to gain increased effectiveness, performance and contribution within an organization.


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    Oct 7 - 8, 2021
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Register for Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Costing Out a Contract

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations, including illustrating how to calculate the projected costs of an agreement. This one day workshop is part of the four-day Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp.


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    Oct 7, 2021
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Register for Costing Out a Contract

Effective Communication

For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills in a supportive environment. Overcome reluctance to speak in public, gain tools to organize your thoughts for a more effective/powerful presentation. This one day workshop is part of the four-day Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp.


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    Oct 8, 2021
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Register for Effective Communication

The Future of Real Estate in NYC

NYC’s real estate market is heating up, as offices start to reopen and Broadway returns. Join leaders in NYC real estate and labor as they discuss the road to recovery for builders, owners, union workers, and others.
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    Oct 13, 2021
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Register for The Future of Real Estate in NYC

Leadership Skills for Success: Engaging Employees and Building Teams

Master communication and leadership skills to effectively manage employees, establish priorities and delegate responsibilities. Building awareness of team dynamics and how to engage employees through group problem-solving and decision-making. Become an effective leader with the ability to develop productive relationships and ensure alignment and collaboration.


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    Oct 20 - 21, 2021
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Register for Leadership Skills for Success: Engaging Employees and Building Teams

Register for Leadership Skills for Success: Engaging Employees and Building Teams

Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Enhance critical skills for designing and implementing D&I learning and development. Acquire knowledge and tools to ensure management and employees understand the value of D&I and gain experience for raising awareness to change behavior. Build on techniques, models and ideas designed to drive messages and sustain key learnings.
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    Sep 28 - 29, 2021
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Register for Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Learn and practice the complete step-by-step internal investigation process. Receive extensive content related to conducting interviews, investigation techniques, determining credibility, managing bias, reaching conclusions, and implementing outcomes. Apply a case study to the internal investigations process and interact with expert investigators to learn best practices and acquire new skills.
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    Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2021
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Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion

Recognize demographic, technology and globalization shifts changing business needs. Identify key trends and understand their impact on the workforce, workplace and marketplace. Examine implications for re-energizing, driving and sustaining D&I initiatives in face of new conversations on multiple identities, generations, cultural competence and other emerging issues at work.
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    Oct 27 - 28, 2021
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Register for Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion

Register for Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion
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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