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Unions and their Role in Society

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program, this course recognizes how unions as an institution protect the interests of workers on the job and in society. Students will focus on Social Movement Unionism that looks at the working conditions of members and also the social issues affecting all working people.

The U.S. Worker and Global Industrial Relations

This class is designed to provide union members, officers, and staff with a working knowledge of the operations and impact of corporate globalization  both in specific local situations (for example, the threatened relocation of a plant), global capital flows, and the shaping of the increasingly unequal US economy. 

ONLINE Credit Course

The Role of the Courts in Managing the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Last year, Judge John Gleeson caused a stir when he expunged the record of a woman he had sentenced years before and later issued what he called a “certificate of rehabilitation” to one of her codefendants. The 2nd circuit reversed his order, holding that federal courts, unlike the courts in many states, have no autho

The Law of Equal Employment Opportunity

Gain the latest in-depth information on federal, state and local EEO and AA laws, guidelines and court decisions. Discuss the impact of discrimination, resonable accomodations, harassment and retalitaion on an organization’s policies, procedures and daily operations. Learn about the interplay of EEO, AA and diversity and medical conditions and leaves.

The Impact of the Trump Administration on Labor and Employment Law

President-elect Trump has indicated his choice of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor, providing a window into the direction that the incoming administration is moving.  Appointments to the NLRB and EEOC will follow.  While there are not yet any changes to legislation, administrative regulations, or Executive orders, it is clear that t

The Hobby Lobby Decision: Its Impact on the Workplace

In Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court interpreted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as providing new religious freedom rights to closely held corporations.  How will the Federal and state RFRAs interact with the Title VII, ACA, NLRA, and state and local human rights laws?  What are the implications of Hobby Lobby for employers, unions, and the rights of employees to be free from discrimination based on LGBT, gender, and religion? 

The American Worker in the Global Industrial Relations

This 7-week class provides union members, officers, and staff, with an understanding of the impact of corporate globalization, especially as it relates to labor-management relations.  It will enable participants to gain a clear overview of the inequality globalization fosters and to concisely explain it to union members, the public, and media.  

Strategic Talent Management: Gaining a Competitive Edge in Business

Learn to build a talent pipeline of next-generation leaders. This workshop discusses talent development approaches from selection and how to implement effective plans that attract, retain, deploy, measure, and nurture talent to aligning talent strategies with desired business results. Learn talent processes to drive performance with measurable objectives.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace (online)

This tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. Participants will learn how to protect the grievance process, the equality principle, and how to simplify grievance writing. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program.

Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace

This tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. The right to information, the duty of fair representation, and member’s right to representation of their Weingarten rights will be covered.  This one day workshop is part of the four-day Labor Leadership Skills Bootcamp in Buffalo.

Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in the Workplace

Recent developments have reinvigorated the contentious legal debate as to whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects workers from sexual orientation discrimination and have breathed new life into the push for the Supreme Court to finally resolve this issue.

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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Reimagining Employment Summit: An Untapped Talent Pool

In a time of low unemployment, expanding the applicant pool to include individuals with criminal records is becoming increasingly necessary and attractive. Join us to learn from other employers, including our keynote speaker from Men’s Warehouse, about their successful approach to hiring justice-involved citizens.

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 National Labor Relations Act, examining how NLRB and Federal Courts have interpreted the national labor laws.

Preparation for Collective Bargaining

Learn a step-by-step process on preparing for bargaining including aligning organizational, labor and bargaining strategies and developing managment 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.

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.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Organizational Design: An Essential HR Capability

Understand the core frameworks and methods in organizational design and how it can be used as a lever of strategy execution. Create alignment between components of the organization and the overall business structure. Hone consulting and analytical skills to strike a balance between facilitative and expert roles.

Optimizing Pay for Performance and Managing Compensation Change

An organization's compensation philosophy centered on performance-based pay sends a message of accountability and establishes expectations for employees. But, the less prepared an organization is to manage this approach, the more difficult its execution will be. Understanding and knowing how these expectations will be rewarded plays a critical role in managing employee expectations. Throughout this process, it is essential to recognize the distinct values that different groups of employees place on compensation and how to best engage them while strengthening the pay and performance.

Northwestern University and CAPA :The NLRB and College Football

The NLRB granted Northwestern University’s request to review Regional Director Ohr’s decision finding scholarship football players to be employees within the meaning of the NLRA.  What will the Board’s decision mean for the Brown, Boston Medical Center, and Specialty Healthcare decisions?   This case has created national debate about how the student athletes as employees with the right to form unions and engage in collective bargaining would affect them, college sports, the NCAA, Title IX, and higher education.  

Negotiation Skills (online)

This introductory-level workshop is designed to develop the skills of union negotiators who do not have extensive experience in advancing a collective bargaining strategy.This workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program. For this online workshop, participants do not have to be online at a specific time.

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Multiemployer Pension Plans in Crisis:Is the Composite Plan the Answer?

Retirement security for workers is in danger. Defined benefit plans are fast becoming a thing of the past, and multiemployer plans are at risk, too. Given the re-emergence of withdrawal liability and new accounting disclosure rules that threaten employers’ access to credit markets, a new innovative plan is needed.

Managing with Labor's Values - Parts 1 & 2

It is critical that managers at unions and social justice organizations get the training they need to become effective leaders and make the best use of limited resources. Through the Managing with Labor's Values - Part 1 (September 12-13) & Part 2 (October 10-11) workshops, participants learn techniques for helping their staff succeed, keep staff accountable and respond appropriately to common staff management issues while honoring the values of the labor movement.

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.  Featured topics include approaches/techniques for influencing behaviors, impact v. intent, finding yourself in results, expanding your sphere of influence and understanding behavioral styles to improve communication, cooperation. This is Part 2 of a workshop series on Managing With Labor's Values.

Managing With Labor's Values - Part 1: Helping Your Staff to Succeed

This workshop provides a good foundation for supervising and managing with labor’s values. 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. Featured topics include approaches/techniques for influencing behaviors, finding yourself in results, and understanding behavioral styles to improve communication, cooperation and matching management style to the needs of staff.

Managing Difficult and Heated Conversations

In this highly interactive, practice-based workshop, participants strategize and conduct challenging conversations. Role-plays address techniques for de-escalation and managing emotional exchanges. Techniques include creating personal emotional boundaries while supporting constructive conversation.

Managing Conflict

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

ONLINE Credit Course

Legal Issues in the Workplace

Managers and HR practitioners are frequently exposed to employee issues that may have legal implications for their organization. This interactive workshop focuses on the legal issues associated with day-to-day employment decisions and actions with an emphasis on practical techniques to address issues in a legally sound manner.

1-day Workshop New York, NY

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.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

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.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

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.

ONLINE Credit Course

Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting

This Lead Renovator (RRP) Initial Certification course is 8 hours in length and includes lead safety training approved by the EPA or applicable EPA-Authorized state program.  Our classes are accredited and approved in New York State by the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2. 

Labor Relations Law

Understand the NLRA and its impact on the workplace. Lawyers and non-lawyers are encouraged to participate in this workshop as it gives participants an opportunity to understand a host of legal principles and considerations, including assessing unfair labor practice and the rules regarding union organizing, collective bargaining, and day-to-day operations.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Labor Relations in the Public Sector

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program which allows busy union activists to take college credit courses regardless of their location or work schedules, this 11-week online course is designed to acquaint labor relations professionals, union members, union stewards and officers with a basic understanding of public sector labor relations.

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.

ONLINE course

Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program - Boot Camp


Obtain your Basic Labor Leadership Skills Certificate with this intensive boot camp in Buffalo that provides the specific skills essential to success in your organization. Four full exhilarating days of interactive and immersive classroom training topics including stewards, basic negotiations, costing out a contract, and effective communication.

Labor History

Labor History can be understood from the perspectives of both union history and the social, cultural, and political life of workers. To gain insights into labor’s past, it is useful to explore not only union organizing, collective bargaining, and labor legislation, but also what workers thought, how they work and lived, and their impact of workers on the larger society.

Labor and Film

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program this course examines the history of unions in the US through the use of film. Students will explore the various social issues raised by each film. Each week we will watch a film, analyze it and its historical context, and discuss our reactions. 

ONLINE Credit Course

Labor and Employment Arbitration Award Writing

Cornell University’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution is pleased to announce its 2015 Arbitration Award-Writing Workshop. This interactive program is primarily designed for arbitrators of labor and employment disputes who desire to strengthen their award-writing skills.

Investigation Tools and Techniques

This full-day, interactive workshop provides best practices on how to conduct an investigation of major workplace offenses that may result in immediate termination and that are the likely subject of arbitration. Professionals who investigate complex/serious matters in a unionized environment will design and execute an investigation plan.

1-day Workshop New York, NY

Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

This course is part of the Certificate of Labor Studies and requires no prior familiarity with the subject matter. This online class introduces participants to workplace hazards, their regulations/recommendations, and hazard control measures. An important benefit will be improving your ability to recognize hazards and to use hazard evaluation tools.

Introduction to Collective Bargaining

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program, this course examines the principles of contract bargaining including bargaining environments and structures as well as standards used in negotiations. Students will learn to prepare bargaining demands, cost economic items, draft non-economic language, negotiate economic and non-economic issues, and resolve a bargaining impasse.

Internal Investigations: Part I

Obtain a step-by-step model for conducting fair and through investigations. Acquire skills knowledge from expert investigators. Using real employee complaints and role plays, participants will practice interviewing, policy and legal analysis and methods for gathering information. Receive extensive content on intake interview, planning/conducting the investigation and investigatory interviews.

Internal Investigation Note-taking and 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.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Interest-Based Bargaining Strategies and Structures

IBB teaches participants how to frame negotiation as joint problem-solving to resolve each party's underlying issues, needs, and concerns. This interactive workshop provides a systematic process for putting IBB principles into practice in collective bargaining and grievance handling to generate creative options to solve tough issues and problems.

Interest-Based Bargaining for Contract Negotiation Teams

This 2 day program is designed for the bargaining committees from both sides of the table to experience together the process and structure of interest-based negotiations.      The training design is highly interactive and includes lecture, discussion, and simulation exercises to provide hands-on learning as well as refle

Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion Talent Management

Infuse talent management with an integrated approach to recruiting, onboarding and retention. Broaden organization effectiveness by aligning talent management with business objectives and D&I strategies that increase innovation and reduce bias. Learn what you can do as a diversity professional to influence policies, practices and systems.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Inclusion Strategies for Recruiting and Engaging Employees with Disabilities and Veterans: From Compliance to Best Practice

Learn to develop and implement strategies to enhance the hiring and inclusion of employees and veterans with disabilities. Self-identification challenges of both disability and veteran status will be addressed to foster disclosure and facilitate the provision of reasonable accommodations that promote productivity and engagement.

Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles

Organizations with existing D&I programs may experience inconsistent attention, energy and support from top executives and middle managers. They sometimes face outright resistance to these programs. This workshop is designed to help experienced and/or new D&I leaders in overcoming these obstacles by connecting their efforts to their organization's business goals.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Human Resources and the Law

Learn best practices for understanding, preventing, and managing issues that involve employment laws. Gain up-to-date information on laws, court cases. Use case scenarios to apply practical  implications of those laws in day-to-day operation. Participants receive a HR managers guide for handling performance issues and tools for managers to conduct performance meetings.

3-day Workshop New York, NY

HR Consulting Skills: Becoming a Trusted Thought Partner

Become the voice of your organization and influence others to do the same. Develop core capabilities to build relationships and consult internal clients. Learn techniques to guide clients in establishing goals, achieving desired outcomes and managing expectations.

HR Analytics: Simplifying Decision Making with Data

Communicate the impact of HR and engage business leaders by leveraging data to simplify how organizations make decisions about people. Implement HR analytic strategies and processes to elimate potential human errors. Identify key business drivers and learn to translate them into metrrics to boost performance and drive employee engagement.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

High Deductible Plans: What Unions Need to Know

There is a lot of complex and confusing information to weigh while negotiating anything related to health care coverage.  This session focuses specifically on High Deductible Plans, providing insight into the legal/regulatory environment, trends in pricing these plans, understanding the relationship between cost and use, and much more.&nbsp

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.

1-day Workshop New York, NY

Fundamentals of Human Resources

Understand the key role HR plays in your organization for driving performance and productivity. Learn to successfully support clients, develop HR competencies, optimize practices and influence business results. Learning is gained and reinforced through case studies and group activities.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Use this workshop's step-by-step process to launch, enhance or revitalize D&I initiatives and build core competencies. Learn to leverage D&I as a competitive advantage for achieving business objectives and sustainability. Gain insight into developmental models and best practices to assess, optimize and drive effectiveness for optimum results.

Fundamental Negotiation Skills

Through a series of role-plays and simulations, gain insight into your own negotiation biases, weaknesses, and strengths, and build negotiation confidence and competency. Participants learn how to plan a negotiation strategy and practice the communication skills necessary to showcase underlying needs and interests. Positional and interest-based negotiation skills are explored.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Executive Compensation, and Key Talent and Superstar Pay for Performance

Executive compensation and superstar pay have become increasing controversial in recent years. Truly understanding the basics of compensating executives, key talent and superstars is key to re-thinking how to align performance, strategy and pay for “must-retain” employees and organizational leaders.

Evaluating Performance-Based Compensation Programs: Tools and Techniques

Explore quantitative and non-quantitative tools and techniques for assessing performance pay through a variety of lenses. Consider performance pay through multiple human resource and financial metrics that quantify returns to the organization from a performance-based pay system.

Ethics and Witnesses: Avoiding Impermissible Coaching

This program will explore a variety of ethical issues called into play in witness preparation, including the line between permissible preparation and impermissible coaching, dealing with false testimony, ex parte contact with adverse witnesses (including, through the use of social media) and advising your witnesses with respect to contact by

Ethics and Witnesses

Avoiding Impermissible Coaching, Ex Parte Communications, and Dealing with False Testimony

Do you know the difference between improper coaching and appropriately preparing your witnesses?  Where is the line between zealous advocacy and unethical behavior?  What is the impact of social media?  What are your obligations when a witness provides false testimony?

Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion

Recognize demographic, technology and globalization shifts that are changing business needs. Identify key trends and understand their impact on the workforce, workplace and marketplace. Examine implications for re-energizing, driving and sustaining D&I initiatives in face of new conversations on multiple identities, generations, cultural competence and other emerging issues at work.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Effective Employee Resource Groups

Learn how ERGs and affinity groups have emerged in the workplace as a standard component of D&I initiatives to support business objectives and increase employee engagement and contribution. Examine characteristics of high-functioning ERGs and leading practices in group formation and operation.

Effective Employee Relations

Examine the responsibilities and proactive initiatives that guide ER professionals. Learn techniques for conducting effective conversations, making ER decisions and managing performance issues. Practice coaching, counseling, progressive discipline strategies, working styles and communication skills,including effective ways to phrase language. Leave with extensive tools and guides to apply at work.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Effective Employee Discipline

During this two-day workshop, experienced arbitrators and labor relations professionals will provide you with practical knowledge and insight about the employee discipline process. Participants analyze fact patterns to understand just cause and progressive discipline and learn to establish a case for termination. Learn best practices in solving discipline issues.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

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 workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program. For this online workshop, participants do not have to be online at a specific time.

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Effective Communication

For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills through instruction and practice 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 in Buffalo.

Effective Collective Bargaining Skills and Strategies

Participants learn how to develop a negotiating strategy and at-the table best practices. Program includes a full-day collective bargaining simulation in which participants negotiate in a small group setting against experienced labor relations professionals with ample opportunity for ongoing, real-time feedback and discussion.

Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Enhance critical skills for designing and implementing D&I learning and development. Acquire knowledge and tools to ensure that management and employees understand the value of D&I and gain experience for raising awareness to change behavior. Build on techniques, models and ideas designed to drive D&I messages and sustain key learnings.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Discussion with Richard Griffin, General Counsel, NLRB

Richard Griffin, the General Counsel of the NLRB, spoke before a live audience of labor lawyers on December 13, 2013. This course is based on a recording of that session and interviews with the speakers. Discussed are Griffin's priorities and possible future initiatives, his thoughts on inability-to-pay vs. "we don’t want to pay" cases, what that means to the parties, and what management's responsibilities are.

Developing and Managing an Effective Supplier Diversity Program

Supplier diversity strategies and programs allow many organizations to gain a competitive advantage. Learn how organizations have approached, designed and implemented supplier diversity in effort to build positive supplier diversity relationships, comply with government regulations, as well as measure and track success to realize business goals.

Cross-Cultural Issues in Conflict

Examine the roles culture and diversity play in conflict and conflict resolution. Participants will learn to understand how differences are perceived in conflict exchanges. Activities focus on cross-cultural communication techniques to enhance conflict resolution. Dispute resolution methods, perception process and attribution theory are key discussion points.

Criminal Prosecution of Wage Theft & OSHA Violations

Wage theft and health and safety violations now are being prosecuted under criminal law by the Manhattan District Attorney, who has won convictions for larceny and manslaughter. This new and innovative program criminalizes labor and employment law violations.

Costing Out Contract Proposals for Union Negotiators

This is a practical, how-to workshop to give union bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for negotiations. Exercises are used throughout the workshop to illustrate how to calculate the projected costs of an agreement.

Participants should bring a hand-held calculator.

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 workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program. For this online workshop, participants do not have to be online at a specific time.

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Contract Language and Interpretation

Designed to instruct labor relations practitioners on how contract language and past practice may be interpreted by an arbitrator. Participants review a methodology for analyzing contract language disputes and identifying key contract clauses in CB agreements. There is a case study practice session in contract drafting and interpretation.

1-day Workshop New York, NY

Contract Administration

The contract lies at the center of day-to-day union practice. How can union leaders, stewards, and rank and file members ensure that the contract is honored and not circumvented? Students in this online for-credit course will learn how to resolve problems that are contract-based by effectively utilizing grievance procedures.

ONLINE Credit Course

Contemporary Labor Issues

This course is part of the Certificate of Labor Studies. With no prerequisites required, this online course focuses on the revitalization of the labor movement. We’ll discuss the gig economy; new restrictions on unions, unions’ responses; laws affecting workers and bargaining in NYS; generational differences in the workforce; and more. 

Competencies to Advance Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Assess key D&I competencies that drive business imperatives to ensure alignment with vision and mission. Learn strategies used by successful organizations and practice relevant skills for engaging employees. Leave with a toolkit of techniques to improve individual contribution and an action plan to revitalize and sustain D&I initiatives at the organization.

1-day Workshop New York, NY

Collective Bargaining for Union Activists

This workshop is designed to develop the skills of union negotiators who do not have extensive experience in advancing a collective bargaining strategy and in conducting face-to-face negotiations at the bargaining table; or who are more experienced bargainers who would like to learn more about coordinating table tactics with membership support activities (a Contract Campaign).

 

Building Successful Teams and Team Leaders

Build awareness and skill in team dynamics, group problem solving and decision making. Explore the structural and behavioral dimensions of building and leading an effective team. Learn techniques suited for self-directed work teams, interdepartmental project teams and other group situations where combined efforts are needed to reach optimal performance levels.

Building Effective Unions: Motivating and Organizing Union

 This course, part of the Online Labor Studies Program, will examine the history of workers' efforts to form unions. Of great interest will be discussions on how unions can "unionize" their members so they become participants in the mobilization of other workers to support the values of the labor movement.

Bridging the Generation Gap: Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Communicate more effectively and respectfully in a multi-generational workplace while leveraging differences to build stronger work relationships. Become more open to learning and understanding why these differences exist. And prepare to change your mindset and use new ways of communicating with others. Learn to avoid making age-based assumptions that dimish both respect and trust.

1-day Workshop New York, NY

Beyond Base Pay - Using Incentives to Drive Performance

As the pressure to “do more with less” increases, many organizations are searching for ways to more efficiently utilize compensation budgets to achieve their strategic goals. Directly linking pay to performance is a key solution currently being discussed. Understanding how to link pay to performance, creating an appropriate compensation philosophy, and knowing what types of incentive pay are most effective for which groups of employees are critical to the successful incentive and merit pay programs.

Arbitration Advocacy Immersion Part I

Module 1: Case Analysis, Preparation and Opening Statements

From the perspective of both the union and management, participants practice how to develop a clear and effective theory of the case, create a proposed issue statement to be presented at the hearing, identify witnesses and evidence and prepare opening statements.

Agreement Writing

Individuals draft and analyze their own collective bargaining agreement language in context of a negotiation are invited to attend this workshop. Participants learn to write clear and succinct contract language while developing an understanding of how negotiations impact agreement language and vice versa.

1-day Workshop New York, NY

Affirmative Action Programs

Develop current and essential  knowledge of legal requirements, OFCCP regulations and initiatives related to required/voluntary AA programs. Through case-studies identify methods for implementing  AA programs, creating unique action oriented programs and handling the compliance review and evaluation process. Gain practical tips from legal experts.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Advanced Organization Design: Activating New Operating Models

Learn how today's companies are realigning their organizations to manage complex strategies in global markets. Understand frameworks and practices, as well as examples of global and local operating structures that build more collaboration through formal networks to drive growth in organizations that are both agile and aligned for scale.

2-day Workshop New York, NY

Advanced Negotiations Strategies and Techniques

Through a series of interactive simulations, participants learn about the conflicting motivations to compete and cooperate in negotiations. The goal is to change the way you think about and approach negotiations, and practice a variety of approaches to understand how their effectiveness varies by situation.

Advanced Internal Investigations: Part II

Develop advanced skills and practical information  for investigating complex situations and serious policy violations. Obtain feedback and skills from legal experts and internal investigators related to  interviewing and investigation techniques, determining credibility, managing bias, reaching conclusions and implementing outcomes. This intensive class will further expand on the Part I model.

Advanced Compensation and Costing

Learn how to link compensation and benefits strategy to labor and bargaining strategy. Participants practice creating a collective bargaining cost sheet on economic and non-economic proposals and adjusts it based on the negotiations. Learn the implications of various decisions and practices using data to answer bargaining questions.

3-day course New York, NY

Advanced Collective Bargaining

This online for-credit course helps union activists build the practical skills needed in collective bargaining today through role-plays and mock bargaining with students across the country.  Organizations benefit from union members learning bargaining skills in a safe environment instead of at the bargaining table which can impact the entire workplace.

ACA and Wellness Programs: At Odds With EEO Laws & Collective Bargaining Agreements

Affordable Care Act regulations encourage employers to implement Wellness Programs (e.g., smoking cessation, weight loss, etc.) with assumed resulting reductions in coverage costs.  Are these savings real?  There also are legal implications, including possible disparate impact discrimination under Title VII, ADA, GINA, as well as HIPAA issues. Does this conflict with collective bargaining agreements? Panelists discuss issues facing employers, unions, benefit plans, and workers.

A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the NYCCBL

Join the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining and the Cornell ILR's Labor and Employment Law Program to celebrate 50 years of collective bargaining in New York City, as well as the many notable individuals who contributed to the success of the tripartite process under the NYCCBL.