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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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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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    Feb 3 - 12, 2021
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    $1495

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

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

Fundamentals for the Individual, Management, and your Organization

PART 1: COVID-19 Workplace Fundamentals

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    Feb 9, 2021
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    $79

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

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

Preparation before Returning to Work

PART 2: COVID- 19 Preparation before Returning to Work

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    Feb 11, 2021
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    $79

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Register for Preparation before Returning to Work

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

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

Online

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    Feb 17, 2021
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    $79

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

Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

This course is part of the Certificate of Labor Studies and requires no prior familiarity with the subject matter. This online class introduces participants to workplace hazards, their regulations/recommendations, and hazard control measures. An important benefit will be improving your ability to recognize hazards and to use hazard evaluation tools.


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    Feb 22 - May 10, 2021
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    $625

Register for Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

Register for Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

Labor History

Labor History can be understood from the perspectives of both union history and the social, cultural, and political life of workers. Here we explore not only union organizing, collective bargaining, and labor legislation, but also what workers thought, how they work and lived, and their impact on the larger society.

Online

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    Feb 22 - May 10, 2021
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    $625

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Register for Labor History

Human Resources and the Law

Learn best practices for understanding, identifying, preventing, and managing employee-related issues that have potential legal concerns. Gain up-to-date information on employment laws and court cases on employment practices. Use case scenarios to apply practical implications of those laws on policies and day-to-day operations.

Online

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    Mar 2 - 4, 2021
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    $1995

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Register for Human Resources and the Law

Organization Design: A Foundational Course for Practitioners

Understand the core frameworks and methods in organizational design and how it can be used as a lever of strategy execution. Create alignment between components of the organization and the overall business structure. Hone consulting and analytical skills to strike a balance between facilitative and expert roles.

Online

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    Mar 2 - 12, 2021
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    $1995

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Register for Organization Design: A Foundational Course for Practitioners

Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace (online)

This tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. Participants will learn how to protect the grievance process, the equality principle, and how to simplify grievance writing. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program.


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    Mar 8 - 28, 2021
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    $199

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Register for Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace (online)

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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    Mar 8 - Jun 7, 2021
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    $597

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Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

Effective Employee Relations

Examine the responsibilities and proactive initiatives that guide ER professionals. Learn techniques for conducting effective conversations, making ER decisions and managing performance issues. Practice coaching, counseling, progressive discipline strategies, working styles and communication skills, including effective ways to phrase language. Leave with extensive tools and guides to apply at work.

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    Mar 8 - 10, 2021
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    $1595

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Register for Effective Employee Relations

Labor Relations Law

Understand the NLRA and its impact on the workplace. Lawyers and non-lawyers are encouraged to participate in this workshop as it provides an opportunity to understand various legal principles and considerations, including assessing unfair labor practice and the rules regarding union organizing, collective bargaining, and day-to-day operations.


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    Mar 9 - 18, 2021
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    $1495

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Register for Labor Relations Law

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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    Mar 16 - 24, 2021
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    $1595

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Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Process

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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    Jan 28 - 29, 2021
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    $1495

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Register for Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Contract Language and Interpretation

Designed to instruct labor relations practitioners on how contract language and past practice may be interpreted by an arbitrator. Participants review a methodology for analyzing contract language disputes and identifying key contract clauses in CB agreements. There is a case study practice session in contract drafting and interpretation.


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    Mar 23 - 25, 2021
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    $995

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Register for Contract Language and Interpretation
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

We offer a selection of courses through eCornell

eCornell, a subsidiary of Cornell University, offers certificates to professionals seeking online delivery over an in-person immersive workshop experience.

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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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