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  • ADA In the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs

    Description:

    In the spirit of comprehensive coverage, the Americans with Disabilities Act is often ambiguous, making the opportunity for conflict within the workplace high. ADA in the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs provides participants with a set of tools that enables them to anticipate and mediate conflicts before they become disputes. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides a mechanism for protecting qualified disabled individuals from discriminatory actions on the part of employers with 15 or more employees.

  • Approaches to Work and Family Initiatives Seminar

    Location:

    This workshop is offered on-site at your location

    Description:

    This seminar reviews the assumptions upon which traditional and emerging work/family policies are built and identifies common and conflicting interests that labor and management have about work/family issues.

  • Building Trades Academy Courses (2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the list of 2017 course offerings and dates at the website below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website below.

    Description:

    The mission of the Building Trades Academy is to provide educational programs that offer useful and practical skill building for Building Trades union staff and leadership and capacity building for their unions.

    The learning objectives in the classes offered by the Academy are focused on building the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for participants to effectively fulfill specific staff and leadership roles within their unions. To those ends, the Academy offers classes in organizing, negotiating, teaching techniques and labor law in the construction industry.

    These four- or five-day residential seminars, led by skilled practitioners and educators, are conducted in an atmosphere of solidarity. Nearly all are conducted in conference/educational centers owned and operated by Building Trades affiliated unions and their union employer partners.

  • Certified Human Resources Specialist (April, May, July, October 2017)

    Dates:

    • April 3 - 7, 2017: Hilton Anchorage, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • May 15 - 19, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI  48823
    • July 17 - 21, 2017: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

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    Description:

    The CHRS program covers an overview of the basic components of human resource systems; the basics of how to attract, retain, and motivate employees; compensation and benefits; how to measure employee and human resources performance; the documentation needed to enhance organizational decision-making and ensure legal compliance; and employee discipline, complaint, and grievance handling. Successful completion of this program and a follow-up examination results in recognition as a Certified Human Resources specialist.

  • Certified Labor Relations Leader Program (June, November 2017)

    Dates:

    • June 8 - 24, 2017
    • November 16 - December 2, 2017

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Aligning your labor relations strategy with business and operational strategies is critical for achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage. The Certified Labor Relations Leader (CLRL) examination allows you to evaluate your understanding of labor relations concepts, and differentiate yourself through professional certification. The examination is taken online and is offered in two periods per year. It contains a variety of question types, including multiple choice, answer completion, and short answer. The scenarios used in the questions reflect real-world scenarios.

  • Certified Workers' Compensation Program (2017)

    Dates:

    • March 6 - 10, 2017: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    • May 1-5, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • July 24-28, 2017: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 18-22, 2017: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA
    • November 6 - 10, 2017: Location TBD

    Location:

    These programs are offered several times a year in locations both in Michigan and across the country. Please see a current list of locations at the website below.

    Description:

    The week-long Certified Workers' Compensation Professional (CWCP) program provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be recognized as a professional in this field. Attendees should have some experience in workers' compensation. Seminar topics include Principles of Disability Law; Claims Management & Insurance; Safety; Disability Prevention and Management Issues; and Medical Issues. 

  • Communication Essentials (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 14, 2017

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    This experiential workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to utilize a variety of individual and organizational communication strategies to ensure that your Human Resources department is serving the organization as effectively as possible.  Topics covered include:

    • Building relationships within the organization and beyond its borders
    • Communicating with all levels from the CEO to the newest entry-level employee
    • Confidently addressing conflict and difficult conversations
    • Enhancing individual and departmental alignment with organizational strategy
  • Employment Law Online Course--Avoiding Claims by Discharged Employees

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is part of an eight-unit online course discusses specific situations that affect an employer's decision in the area of employee terminations, such as exceptions to employment at will, special protections for whistleblowers and claims of discrimination. You will learn from actual court cases and decisions, gain knowledge of key concepts and engage in practice applications through short learning activities. In addition, you will gain familiarity with valuable resources you will refer to again and again. This course is the seventh of eight courses.

    The Employment Law Online: Avoiding Claims by Discharged Employees course focuses on employment law issues arising when an employer makes a decision to discharge an employee. Its content covers employment laws and court decisions that will prepare you to make decisions about employee terminations and avoid claims by discharged employees.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Comprehensive Study of the Family Medical Leave Act

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Comprehensive Study of the FMLA is the fourth online course offered through MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. This course teaches participants the basic elements of the Act, including how to determine covered employers and eligible employees, explain rights and responsibilities and notification requirements, and identify potential consequences of violating the Act.

    By learning to administer the Family and Medical Leave Act, participants taking this course will be able to continue to implement good human relations practices by treating employees fairly and promoting productivity in compliance with employment laws.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Post Employment Rights and Benefits

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law: Post Employment Rights and Benefits course focuses on employment law issues concerning the rights of and benefits for employees who have left an employer's organization. Its content covers employers' obligations after the employment relationship has ended, including reference requests, continuation of health benefits under COBRA, retiree health benefits, ERISA rights, pension plans and unemployment compensation. This is the last of eight courses.

  • Exploring and Designing Workplace Teams Workshop

    Description:

    MSU's Union Management Initiatives offers a wide range of open-enrollment workshops and site-specific interventions.  Exploring and Designing Workplace Teams assists labor and management participants in increasing the knowledge and skills they need to build a strong foundation for teams. Unionized organizations have a unique opportunity to improve organizational performance through the joint design, implementation, and oversight of workplace teams. With labor and management participating fully and equally in the process, the organization creates a base for achieving results greater than might be achieved through a unilateral approach.

  • Facilitation Skills and Techniques Workshop

    Description:

    Facilitation Skills and Techniques (Facilitator Institute) focuses on the training of individuals who can effectively facilitate process improvement and problem solving efforts in public or private sector organizations. The five-day program represents an intensive period of training that provides substantive learning, interactive exercises to apply the principles, and the building of a toolkit of techniques useful in working with teams, task forces, and other groups.

  • Harassment and Bullying: Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    The goals of this workshop are to help participants:

    • Define workplace bullying and cyberbullying
    • Identify the costs and consequences of workplace bullying
    • Understand what it takes for behavior to rise to the level of unlawful harassment under federal legislation
    • Communicate in a supportive manner to deescalate difficult situations and minimize bullying
    • Develop and implement workplace bullying and harassment policies
    • Conduct effective investigations into allegations of harassment or bullying
    • Select and implement an appropriate course of action based on the specific situation and underlying causes
  • Harnessing the Power of Workplace Teams

    Location:

    These workshops are offered on-site at your location.

    Description:

    MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations is offering three new workshops for union and management leaders on the topic of workplace teams:

    • Exploring Interest Based Bargaining: Building stronger contracts and stronger relationships
    • Exploring Options for Union-Management Cooperation: Working Together for Workplace Change
    • Exploring Joint Work Redesign: Recreate the Workplace through a Negotiated Partnership Approach
  • Human Resources Executive Education

    Location:

    423 S. Kedzie Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Human Resources Executive Education (HREE) provides continuing education programs for human resources, labor relations, and management professionals. It conducts open enrollment and on-site programs in every state and the District of Columbia. Seminars are led by instructors chosen for their professional knowledge, theoretical expertise and extensive practical experience. Seminars are usually limited to 30 participants to stimulate networking and a more personal learning environment. All programs can be adapted for in-house supervisory training and can be customized to an organization's specific needs. Custom course program topics include:

    • Core supervisory skills (e.g., employment law basics, retention, discipline and discharge, and change management);
    • Leadership skills;
    • Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Workplace Diversity;
    • Creating an Harassment-Free Workplace;
    • Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act;
    • Facilitating Organizational Change;
    • Administering the Labor Contract; and
    • Negotiating the Labor Contract.

    In addition, HREE offers the following workshops:

    • Certified Human Resource Specialist;
    • Certified Labor Relations Professional; and
    • Preparing For and Negotiating the Labor Contract.
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Joint Labor-Management Relationships Workshop

    Description:

    This two-day interactive workshop is designed to assist organizations in improving the functioning of their current labor-management relationship and, where desired, strengthen the foundation on which a range of joint labor-management initiatives might be built. The program engages labor and management in a process in which they assess their readiness and capability to work more effectively together, construct a vision of their future relationship that they can each commit to, and identify the barriers that they must address to improve the effectiveness of their relationship.

  • Labor Education Onsite Training

    Description:

    MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations offers onsite Labor Education Training in the following topics:

    • Grievance Handling, Steward Training
    • Collective Bargaining
    • Arbitration
    • Labor Law
    • Employment Law
    • Basic Economics
    • Public Speaking
    • Dealing with Difficult People
    • Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving
    • Union Leadership
    • Women's Leadership
    • Member Mobilization
    • Health and Safety
    • Labor History
    • Teaching Techniques
  • Labor Education Program (LEP) for Union Leaders and Members

    Location:

    School of Labor and Industrial Relations, 414 S. Kedzie Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Labor Education Program brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide training for union leaders and members. LEP works closely with the labor movement on local, state, and national levels to further guarantee that programs are designed to fit the needs of local membership as well as International Union staff. LEP provides an extensive curriculum in leadership and bargaining skills, labor law, communications, labor economics, and government. Targeted training and tutorials can be designed to assist unions with emerging trends and teach new skills. LEP faculty are available to consult with unions on specific training needs and help union leadership design and implement educational programs that benefit their members.

  • Labor Relations On-Demand Webinars

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    These webinars are available whenever you need them. The on-demand webinars deliver the same materials and audio presented during the live session and also includes the original eGuidebook, a handy resource for you to refer back to again and again.  Webinar topics include:

    • Preventing Retaliation Claims
    • Addressing Employee Absenteeism Under the FMLA and ADA
    • Accommodations for Religious Employees
    • Privacy Interests of Employees
    • Arbitration of Employee Disputes
    • Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
    • The New Family Medical Leave Act Regulations
  • Lean Production Workshop

    Location:

    Offered on-site at your organization

    Description:

    Lean Production is a system of work organization that strives to deliver high quality, low-cost products through the efficient use of resources and the elimination of waste. In the session, participants will learn about the principles and practices of lean production systems and discuss the forces that are driving manufacturing firms to change the way that they work. Participants will discuss what "lean" means to the production worker and to the front-line manager, particularly with respect to work standards, job rotation, teamwork, job intensity, and cooperative labor-management processes.  A central feature of the workshop is a simulation that will provide an opportunity for a hands-on experience of a lean work system. The simulation is designed to illustrate many of the tangible and intangible differences between mass production and lean production systems as well as to surface questions and tension points that typically need to be addressed when implementing a lean production system.

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