Certificate Programs

The ILR School prepares leaders who are at the forefront of workplace issues, informing policy, and improving the lives of working people locally, nationally, and globally.

Stay competitive. Designed to help drive your career forward, choose from a variety of Ivy League certificate programs and courses.

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Advanced Collective Bargaining

The Advanced Collective Bargaining Certificate is for graduates of Cornell ILR School’s Collective Bargaining Certificate and experienced labor relations professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills.

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Advanced Employee Relations and Investigations

Through real-world based instruction, learn to handle employee situations, coach and guide managers, improve performance, develop emotional intelligence, leverage problem solving techniques, and improve facilitation and communication skills.

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Certificate of Labor Studies

The Cornell ILR Online Labor Studies Program provides busy union activists with an opportunity to take college credit courses without regard to their location or work schedules.

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Collective Bargaining Studies

This certificate provides a comprehensive overview of the collective bargaining process from pre-bargaining preparation to final sign-off.

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Compensation Studies

Compensation plays an essential role in attracting and retaining the key talent you need in your organization. It’s important to understand how to leverage compensation in such a way that it benefits both the talented employees and the organization as a whole.

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Contract Administration Studies

Managing staff and operations within the confines of a collective bargaining agreement requires a full understanding of contract terms, legal principles, and grievance procedures.

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Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

Be prepared to embrace diversity and inclusion (D&I), not only as a means to enhance business performance, but also as a driving force for innovation and collaboration.

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EEO Professionals

Understand the complex issues surrounding EEO/affirmative action laws and obligations of employers.

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HR Business Partnering

Help business leaders make better business and talent decisions, and deliver the HR perspective on what it takes to grow the business and create an organization where talent thrives.

Human Resource Essentials

A customizable certificate to build comprehensive knowledge and skills in essential HR fundamentals. Practice demonstrating HR’s value and executing business-centric practices through case exercises and simulations.

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Labor Leadership Skills - Online

Ready to make a difference in your union, organization, or company? Want to discover how you can become more involved and understand your role at a deeper level?

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Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp

Earn your certificate and build essential leadership, negotiation and communication skills from your home or office with convenient online courses with a flexible schedule.

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Leadership Development

Come to embody the very competencies you seek to instill in others by exploring your strengths and areas for development in managing others. Learn to think strategically when making decisions and delegating work.

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Managing Workplace Conflict

This certificate series will equip you with the analytical frameworks and skills to play a productive role in managing your organization’s conflicts.

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Professional Neutral Development Program

Corporate leaders and attorneys agree that there is a shortage of qualified dispute resolution professionals available to resolve complex commercial, international and employment law disputes.