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These courses and certificates are designed for HR professionals who are problem-solvers, design-thinkers and organizational leaders.

Overview

One in two Fortune 500 companies has an ILR graduate in a senior HR position. As an institution, we’re able to make use of the world’s leading HR faculty’s research to design professional training programs for the world’s leading businesses.

Investing in ILR human-resources training is a tangible investment in your career and in your organization. The material is designed to bring deep research into practical focus, letting you learn both theory and practical techniques to build on your skills.

Upcoming Courses

The Law of Equal Employment Opportunity

Gain the latest in-depth information on federal, state and local EEO and AA laws, guidelines and court decisions. Discuss the impact of discrimination, resonable accomodations, harassment and retalitaion on an organization’s policies, procedures and daily operations. Learn about the interplay of EEO, AA and diversity and medical conditions and ....
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    Feb 25 - 27, 2020
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    $1995
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    New York, NY



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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 gives participants an opportunity to understand a host of 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 2 - 3, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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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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    Mar 2 - 3, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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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 4, 2020
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    $995
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    New York, NY


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Effective Employee Discipline

During this two-day workshop, experienced arbitrators and labor relations professionals will provide you with practical knowledge and insight about the employee discipline process. Participants analyze fact patterns to understand just cause and progressive discipline and learn to establish a case for termination. Learn best practices in solving discipline issues.


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    Mar 5 - 6, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Human Resources and the Law

Learn best practices for understanding, preventing, and managing issues that involve employment laws. Gain up-to-date information on laws, court cases. Use case scenarios to apply practical implications of those laws in day-to-day operation. Participants receive a managers guide for handling performance issues and tools for managers to conduct performance meetings.
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    Mar 9 - 11, 2020
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    $1995
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Organizational Design: An Essential HR Capability

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.
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    Mar 10 - 11, 2020
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    $1995
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Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Use workshop's step-by-step process to launch, enhance or revitalize D&I initiatives and build core competencies. Learn to leverage D&I as a competitive advantage for achieving business objectives and sustainability. Gain insight into developmental models and best practices to assess, optimize and drive effectiveness for optimum results.
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    Mar 16 - 17, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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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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    Mar 18 - 19, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Advanced Compensation and Costing

Learn how to link compensation and benefits strategy to labor and bargaining strategy. Participants practice creating a collective bargaining cost sheet on economic and non-economic proposals and adjusts it based on the negotiations. Learn the implications of various decisions and practices using data to answer bargaining questions.


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    Mar 23 - 25, 2020
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    $1995
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Agreement Writing

Individuals draft and analyze their own collective bargaining agreement language in context of a negotiation are invited to attend this workshop. Participants learn to write clear and succinct contract language while developing an understanding of how negotiations impact agreement language and vice versa.


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    Mar 26 - 27, 2020
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    $1495
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Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

Examine current legal and policy concerns and best practices related to preventing harassment and retaliation. Learn HR, managers and employee approaches for responding to inappropriate behaviors. Practice prevention strategies for creating a respectful workplace. including providing individual feedback. Review requirements for training and explore preventive training options beyond legal standards.
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    Mar 30, 2020
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    $995
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    New York, NY


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Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion Talent Management

Infuse talent management with an integrated approach to recruiting, onboarding and retention. Broaden organization effectiveness by aligning talent management with business objectives and D&I strategies that increase innovation and reduce bias. Learn what you can do as a diversity professional to influence policies, practices and systems.


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    Mar 30 - 31, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Internal Investigations: Part I

Obtain a step-by-step model for conducting fair and through investigations. Acquire skills knowledge from expert investigators. Using real employee complaints and role plays, participants will practice interviewing, policy and legal analysis and methods for gathering information. Receive extensive content on intake interview, planning/conducting the investigation and investigatory interviews.
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    Mar 31 - Apr 1 2020
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    $1595
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    New York, NY



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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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    Apr 1 - 2, 2020
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    $1495
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Internal Investigation Note-taking and 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 2 - 3, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Performance Feedback and Coaching: Engaging in High Impact Discussions

Build skills for developing impactful and engaging coaching conversations that improve team performance. Establish an understanding of when feedback discussions need to transition to a coaching relationship. Review theories for changing behavior, the importance of trust, crucial coaching elements and formulating successful development plans to enhance performance and build potential.
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    Apr 20 - 21, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Investigation Tools and Techniques

This full-day, interactive 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 27, 2020
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    $995
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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 will 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.


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    Apr 28 - 29, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Competencies to Advance Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Assess D&I competencies that drive business imperatives to ensure alignment with vision and mission. Learn strategies of successful organizations and practice relevant skills for engaging employees. Leave with techniques to improve individual contribution and an action plan to revitalize and sustain D&I initiatives at the organization.
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    Apr 29, 2020
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    $1095
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    New York, NY


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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.
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    Apr 30 - May 1 2020
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    $1495
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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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    Apr 30 - May 1 2020
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    $1695
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    New York, NY


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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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    May 4 - 5, 2020
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    $1995
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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. Workshop offers a self-assessment, a method to navigate real-world scenarios and a personal action plan.
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    May 6 - 7, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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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.


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    May 11 - 12, 2020
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    $1495
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Effective Collective Bargaining Skills and Strategies

Participants learn how to develop a negotiating strategy and at-the table best practices. Program includes a full-day collective bargaining simulation in which participants negotiate in a small group setting against experienced labor relations professionals with ample opportunity for ongoing, real-time feedback and discussion.


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    May 13 - 15, 2020
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Affirmative Action Programs

Develop current and essential  knowledge of legal requirements, OFCCP regulations and initiatives related to required/voluntary AA programs. Through case-studies identify methods for implementing  AA programs, creating unique action oriented programs and handling the compliance review and evaluation process. Gain practical tips from legal experts.
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    May 14 - 15, 2020
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Advanced Organization Design: Activating New Operating Models

Learn how today's companies are realigning their organizations to manage complex strategies in global markets. Understand frameworks and practices, as well as examples of global and local operating structures that build more collaboration through formal networks to drive growth in organizations that are both agile and aligned for scale.
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    May 19 - 20, 2020
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    $2495
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    New York, NY


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Collaborative Problem Solving: Facilitating Conflict

HR, ER, LR Professionals and Managers will learn techniques, tools, processes and skills for collaborative problem solving and a facilitative approach for resolving one-on-one conflicts. Topics and tools focus on problem solving, listening and messaging skills, conflict styles, neutral issue statements, de-escalating emotions, developing options, facilitating and gaining commitment.


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    May 20 - 21, 2020
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    $1595
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Advanced Internal Investigations: Part II

Develop advanced skills and practical information for investigating complex situations and serious policy violations. Obtain feedback and skills from legal experts and internal investigators related to interviewing and investigation techniques, determining credibility, managing bias, reaching conclusions and implementing outcomes. This intensive class will further expand on the Part I ....
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    Jun 1 - 2, 2020
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HR Consulting Skills: Becoming a Trusted Thought Partner

Become the voice of your organization and influence others to do the same. Develop core capabilities to build relationships and consult internal clients. Learn techniques to guide clients in establishing goals, achieving desired outcomes and managing expectations.
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    Jun 1 - 2, 2020
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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Using your own workplace situations and simulations, participants will learn to diagnose conflict. Learn about the levels of workplace conflict and how to prioritize conflict resolution by frequency and organizational impact. Participants will learn to understand others’ reaction to conflict and the different resolution approaches than can be employed. 
 


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    Jun 1 - 2, 2020
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    $1495
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    Buffalo, NY



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Managing Difficult and Heated Conversations

In this highly interactive, practice-based workshop, participants strategize and conduct challenging conversations. Role-plays address techniques for de-escalation and managing emotional exchanges. Techniques include creating personal emotional boundaries while supporting constructive conversation.
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    Jun 5, 2020
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HR Analytics: Simplifying Decision Making with Data

Communicate HR's impact and engage business leaders by leveraging data to simplify how organizations make decisions about people. Implement HR analytic strategies and processes to elimate potential human errors. Identify key business drivers and learn to translate them into metrrics to boost performance and drive employee engagement.


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    Jun 8 - 9, 2020
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“Two of my colleagues have gone through the EEO certificate program and couldn’t stop raving about Cornell University, the quality of instruction and the immense amount of knowledge they gained.”
Juana De Los Santos, Administrator of State Equal Opportunity for Rhode Island