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Strategic Grievance Handling

Course Number
LR107

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.

Dates for online sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.
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If registered for the Fall 2020 delivery, you are invited to participate in the Spring 2020 virtual preview of the course. Instructions on how to install and use Zoom will follow. The class will consist of a morning and afternoon session of about 1.5 hours each, practicing learned skills in small groups. If the in-person workshop is possible in the fall, the on-line session will be an extended pre-work and the fall session will be redesigned to focus even more heavily on practicing learned skills.

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Course

Strategic grievance handling approaches the grievance and arbitration process as an opportunity to advance organizational strategy, goals, and objectives, while at the same time improving relationships within the organization.

This course teaches you the different purposes and scopes of competitive and collaborative dispute resolution systems and how they can be applied to the grievance process. It approaches grievance handling as involving three sometimes contradictory skills and activities: investigating, advocating, and resolving. Key emphasis is placed on developing participants' communication skills within the grievance process through role-play and feedback.

Key Course Takeaways

  • Make strategic choices within the grievance process
  • Analyze grievances to explore strategic options
  • Investigate workplace practices and behavior
  • Promote effective conflict management at all levels of the organization
  • Improve labor-management relations
  • Strategically prepare and present a grievance case

Who Should Enroll

  • Union leaders
  • HR and labor relations professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Managers and executives working in a union environment

 

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