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Effectiveness in Arbitration

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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.

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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Contractual or disciplinary disputes that can not be resolved by the parties are ultimately tried and resolved in arbitration. Led by experienced arbitrators and advocates, this workshop teaches how to develop a theory of the case, understand and apply the rules of evidence and build a case for arbitration. This case is geared for HR professionals and others who will be testifying at, presenting or assisting the lead advocate in the case. 

Key Course Takeaways

  • How to assess the strength of your case
  • Developing a theory of the case
  • Rules of evidence
  • How evidence and testimony support the theory of your case
  • Identifying and preparing witnesses testifying to support the case theory
  • Direct examination and cross-examination
  • Understanding important evidentiary concepts

Who Should Enroll

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

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