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Professional Education

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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Resolving Conflict

HR and Managers will gain insights about their own and other styles for handling conflict. Learn key approaches for enhancing individual/group conflict resolution effectiveness. Practice developing strategies, techniques and skills including how to anticipate sources of conflict and for dealing with angry situations. Leave with tools for managing conflict.
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    Dec 11 - 12, 2019
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    New York, NY

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Negotiating with Difficult People

Learn key strategic and tactical choices in negotiating with irrational, narcissistic people. Drawing on techniques used by hostage negotiators, participants practice behavioral and communication techniques designed to redirect resistance. These techniques can be used in dealing with difficult people in everyday work like as well as in formal negotiations.

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    Dec 12 - 13, 2019
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    New York, NY

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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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    Jan 20 - Apr 5 2020
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Executive Education
Learn from world class faculty to drive organizational performance

ILR Executive Education designs learning solutions that connect proven theories to actionable business insights.

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India Initiatives

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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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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We offer a selection of courses through eCornell

eCornell, a subsidiary of Cornell University, offers certificates to professionals seeking online delivery over an in-person immersive workshop experience.

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Find the information you need to take our professional education courses. You can also email ILR Customer Service or call 866-470-1922.

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