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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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    Mar 4 - Jun 23, 2024
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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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    Apr 9 - 10, 2024
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    In-Person
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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

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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    Apr 11 - 12, 2024
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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

Generational Differences at Work

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.


Dates for sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.


Learn more about Generational Differences at Work

Learn more about Generational Differences at Work

Allyship and Intergenerationality at Work

From individual work preferences to feeling a sense of belonging where one can be their authentic self at work, we ask participants to take an inside-out view on how they show up at work, how their behaviors influence others, and how they impact the organization in an effort to build a more equitable workplace. An individual’s willingness to be an “Ally” and adapt how they view and approach the work—and those performing the work—with a supportive lens is what breaks down communication barriers and fosters individual differences into more productive relationships.


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    May 7, 2024
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    $995
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    New York, NY


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Register for Allyship and Intergenerationality at Work

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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    May 20 - 21, 2024
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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

Managing Conflict

This program allows busy union activists to take college credit courses regardless of location or work schedules. An introduction to dispute resolution theory and practice, this course examines the nature and sources of conflict and the role of negotiations, mediation, arbitration and fact-finding in the resolution of disputes.


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    May 28 - Jul 30, 2024
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    $625

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Register for Managing Conflict

Leadership in Unions

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program this for-credit class prepares participants for assuming responsibilities in their organization by developing the skills and abilities required of union leaders. Each participant will prepare a plan for improving how their local union functions.


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    May 28 - Jul 30, 2024
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    $625

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Register for Leadership in Unions

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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    Jun 3 - 23, 2024
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    $199

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Register for Effective Communication (online)

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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    Jun 11 - 12, 2024
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


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Register for Leading Change

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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    Aug 26 - Dec 21, 2024
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    $625

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Register for Private Sector Labor Law

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