Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Online (OLLB105)

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

What to Expect:

  • 4 exhilarating on-line workshops including steward training, basic negotiations, costing out a contract, and effective communication.
  • Receive instruction from a practitioner instructor who utilizes a learn-by-doing approach that will challenge, energize, and inspire you.
  • Take advantage of making connections and networking with other union leaders.
  • Obtain your Basic Labor Leadership Skills Certificate when you complete the series.

Benefits to You and Your Organization
The Labor Leadership Skills certificate program is an affordable and rapid-results educational experience that provides the specific skills essential to success in your organization.

This online certificate includes the following courses:

You may register for individual workshops at a cost of $199 per workshop or you can register for all four workshops on this page for $597 – a 25% discount.


Art C Wheaton

Arthur Wheaton is an industry education specialist based in the Cornell University ILR School office in Buffalo, New York. He is a former AFSCME union steward and local union executive board member. Art has more than 15 years experience as a labor educator teaching collective bargaining, negotiations, and conflict resolution for unions and management. He also has extensive expertise in international labor union and management research and is a resource person of the ILO and the European Foundation Living and Working Conditions. Art has a master’s degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources.



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