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  • 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.

  • Managing in a Unionized Organization (April, October 2017)

    Dates:

    • April 11 - 12, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Avenue, East Lansing, MI  48823
    • October 5 - 6, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Through this course, you will learn to administer the labor contract, manage grievances, and prepare for arbitration. To effectively manage in a Unionized Organization, leaders must be dedicated to successful contract administration, effective management of the grievance process, and preparedness for arbitration.

  • Negotiating Labor/Management Agreements for Competitive Advantage (April, July, September 2017)

    Dates:

    • April 17 - 19, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • July 12 - 14, 2017: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 11 - 13, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    The primary objective of this program is to develop highly effective negotiators who can add value by crafting agreements that facilitate a positive and productive workplace. It has been designed to prepare you to think strategically about how your negotiation strategy aligns with, and best supports, your business and organizational plans. It has also been designed to give you an in-depth, contemporary understanding of how to conduct negotiations effectively.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Arbitration Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your location

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace. Arbitration covers: Brief review of grievance procedure; Selection of cases for arbitration; Seven tests of just cause; Selection of an arbitration; Preparation for the hearing; Sample cases. Longer programs will look at mock arbitration hearing conducted by an arbitrator. Length of the program is from 8 to 24 hours.  Basic and advanced options are available.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Collective Bargaining Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Collective Bargaining covers the following topics: Bargaining process; Legal aspects of bargaining; (for longer programs) Preparing the membership for bargaining; Researching your employer.  Length of program is from 16 to 40 hours. Basic and advanced options are available.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Conflict Resolution, Problems Solving Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Conflict Resolution, Problems Solving covers: styles and approaches; tools for one-on-one negotiating.  Length of program is 3 to 24 hours.  Basic and advanced options are offered.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Grievance Handling, Steward Training Workshop

    Location:

    On site at your location

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.

    Grievance Handling, Steward Training covers the following topics: Role of the steward in the local union; What is a grievance; Steps in the grievance procedure; Duty of Fair Representation; and (for longer programs) Current issues in the U.S. labor movement. Length of this workshop is from 8-16 hours. Basic and advanced options are available.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Labor Law Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Labor Law covers the following topics: Background and definitions; Organizing; Bargaining; Contract Administration. Length of program is up to 40 hours. Public and private sector options are available.

  • Power, Influence and Negotiation (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 1 - 2, 2017.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    This highly interactive two-day program is designed to improve your understanding and ability to master the skill of negotiation and enhance the competitive position of your organization by drawing on the latest research in negotiation, influence and decision-making. You will gain expertise in diagnosing negotiation situations, knowing what strategies to apply in that given situation, maximizing power position, creating opportunities for joint gains, and developing trade-offs that lead to mutually beneficial agreements. The feedback and discussion sessions following each case will reinforce our newly acquired skills.

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