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As Cornell’s ILR School, we bring together the insight of leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners to design training courses for the modern workplace. We specialize in work – from HR practices to labor relations and conflict-resolution strategies. We train people who change their organizations.

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Costing Out a Contract

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations, including illustrating how to calculate the projected costs of an agreement. This one day workshop is part of the four-day Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp.


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    Oct 6, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $199
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    Buffalo, NY


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Register for Costing Out a Contract

Effective Communication

For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills in a supportive environment. Overcome reluctance to speak in public, gain tools to organize your thoughts for a more effective/powerful presentation. This one day workshop is part of the four-day Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp.


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    Oct 7, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $199
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    Buffalo, NY


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Register for Effective Communication

Managing With Labor's Values - Part 2: Building Accountability

This workshop focuses on understanding different behavioral styles at work and how to adapt when conflicting styles cause misunderstandings, unproductive efforts, and impede progress on reaching goals.  This is Part 2 of a workshop series on Managing With Labor's Values.


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    Oct 13 - 14, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $950
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    New York, NY


Register for Managing With Labor's Values - Part 2: Building Accountability

Register for Managing With Labor's Values - Part 2: Building Accountability

Preparation for Collective Bargaining

Learn a step-by-step process on preparing for bargaining including aligning organizational, labor and bargaining strategies and developing management 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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    Oct 17 - 18, 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 Preparation for Collective Bargaining

Effective Collective Bargaining and Simulation

You will explore how to implement your goals and objectives at the bargaining table. This includes understanding the differences between competitive and collaborative bargaining as well as at-the-table protocols, customs, and techniques unique to collective bargaining.


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    Oct 19 - 21, 2022
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    $2195
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    New York, NY


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Register for Effective Collective Bargaining and Simulation

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


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

Emerging Viruses: Monkeypox, Polio, Influenza

An emerging disease, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a disease which has appeared in a population for the first time, or that might have existed previously, but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographical range. During this webinar the presenter will discuss:


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    Oct 21, 2022
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    Live Online
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    $0

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Register for Emerging Viruses: Monkeypox, Polio, Influenza

Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Learn and practice the complete step-by-step internal investigation process. Receive extensive content related to conducting interviews, investigation techniques, determining credibility, managing bias, reaching conclusions, and implementing outcomes. Interact with expert investigators to learn best practices and acquire new skills.
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    Oct 24 - 25, 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 Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Advanced Internal Investigations 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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    Oct 26 - 27, 2022
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    $1595
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    New York, NY


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Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Reports

Talent Management through the Lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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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    Oct 26 - 27, 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 Talent Management through the Lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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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    Nov 1, 2022 - Apr 23, 2023
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    $597

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

Register for Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online

Costing Out a Contract (online)

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate and participants do not have to be online at a specific time.


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    Nov 1 - 21, 2022
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    $199

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Register for Costing Out a Contract (online)

Effective Diversity, Equity 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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    Nov 14 - 15, 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 Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Councils

Human Resources and the Law

Learn best practices for understanding, identifying, preventing, and managing employee-related issues that have potential legal concerns. Gain up-to-date information on employment laws and court cases on employment practices. Use case scenarios to apply practical implications of those laws on policies and day-to-day operations.
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    Nov 14 - 15, 2022
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    $1595
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    New York, NY


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Register for Human Resources and the Law

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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    Nov 16 - 17, 2022
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    $1595
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    New York, NY


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Register for Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

Public Training

Across New York State, we engage in workplace research and training.

We offer a wide range of training available to the public focused on work, employment, and labor.

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Through the work of Sarosh Kuruvilla, Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor in Industrial and Labor Relations, we offer capacity building programs in India.

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