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Leadership Development and Organizational Change

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These courses and certificates draw on a wide range of research disciplines to equip leaders with skills and knowledge to more effectively lead.

Overview

ILR trains the world’s leaders. One in Two Fortune 500 companies employs an ILR graduate in their senior HR team.

Our faculty lead in research on organizational behavior, labor law, and employee relations and combine it with the world-class experience of industry and organizational leaders. And, organizational leadership is bigger than the sum of individual leaders. Understanding how to lead with values, emotional intelligence, and negotiation skills gives leaders an edge. Our leadership training courses focus on thinking strategically when making decisions and delegating work.

Upcoming Courses

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 3, 2022 - Mar 26, 2023
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    Live Online
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    $597

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

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 19 - 20, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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

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

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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    Nov 17 - 18, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


Register for Performance Feedback and Coaching: Engaging in High Impact Discussions

Register for Performance Feedback and Coaching: Engaging in High Impact Discussions

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. This workshop offers a self-assessment, a method to navigate real-world scenarios and a personal action plan.
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    Nov 29 - 30, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Register for Leading Change

Effective Communication (online)

For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills and overcome reluctance to speak in public and gain tools for more effective presentations. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program and participants do not have to be online at a specific time.


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    Dec 1 - 21, 2022
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    $199

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Register for Effective Communication (online)

Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to harness emotions in sensing, understanding and responding adeptly to social cues in the surrounding environment. Measure your current EI level and receive coaching to improve it. Learn to use your EI to interact with others, solve problems and achieve higher performance.


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    Dec 5 - 6, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $1595
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    New York, NY


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Register for Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders

Bridging the Generation Gap: Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Communicate effectively and respectfully in a multi-generational workplace while leveraging differences to build stronger work relationships. Understand why generational differences exist and prepare to change your mindset to use new ways of communicating with others. Learn to avoid making age-based assumptions that diminish both respect and trust.


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    Dec 14, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $995
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    New York, NY


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Register for Bridging the Generation Gap: Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Private Sector Labor Law

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program this course surveys the major areas of the law as it applies to workers and unions in the private sector. Students will concentrate on major provisions of the NLRB, examining how NLRB and Federal Courts have interpreted the national labor laws.


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    Feb 20 - May 7, 2023
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    $625

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Register for Private Sector Labor Law

Building Effective Unions: Motivating and Organizing Union

 This course, part of the Online Labor Studies Program, examines the history of workers' efforts to form unions. Discussions focus on how unions can "unionize" their members so they become participants in the mobilization of other workers to support the values of the labor movement.


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    Feb 20 - May 7, 2023
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    $625

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Register for Building Effective Unions: Motivating and Organizing Union

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.
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    Feb 20 - May 7, 2023
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    $625

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Register for Labor History

Effective Communications At Work

This course, part of the Online Labor Studies Program, focuses on how to develop skills to improve the effectiveness of your communication relationships and enhance the quality of your life. The class will be highly participatory and include the most crucial readings on effective communications for working people.


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    Jun 5 - Aug 6, 2023
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    $625

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Register for Effective Communications At Work

Introduction to Collective Bargaining

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program, this course examines the principles of contract bargaining including bargaining environments and standards used in negotiations. Students will learn to prepare bargaining demands, cost economic items, draft non-economic language, negotiate economic and non-economic issues, and resolve a bargaining impasse.


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    Jun 5 - Aug 6, 2023
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    $625

Register for Introduction to Collective Bargaining

Register for Introduction to Collective Bargaining

Labor Relations in the Public Sector

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program which allows busy union activists to take college credit courses regardless of their location or work schedules, this 11-week course is designed to acquaint labor relations professionals, union members, and union stewards with a basic understanding of public sector labor relations.


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    Sep 18 - Dec 3, 2023
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    $625

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Register for Labor Relations in the Public Sector

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