Government & Law
Number of Programs: 3
Dates:Please see the list of 2017 course offerings and dates at the website below.
Please see locations at the website below.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
School of Labor and Industrial Relations, 414 S. Kedzie Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
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.