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  • Negotiating Labor/Management Agreements for Competitive Advantage (April, July, September 2018)

    Dates:

    • April 16 - 18, 2018: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • July 18 - 20, 2018: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 5 - 7, 2018: 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: Basic Economics 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.  Basic Economics covers: Globalization, trade, privatization/outsourcing, taxes/role of government; inequality; industry analysis. Length of program is up to 40 hours. The program may be customized based on industry.

  • 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: Dealing With Difficult People 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.  Dealing With Difficult People looks at a variety of helpful approaches.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Employment 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. Employment Law covers: FMLA; basic OSHA rights; ADA; workers compensation; discrimination; and harassment.  Length of program is up to 20 hours.

  • 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: Health and Safety 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.  Health and Safety covers: Basic OSHA rights; Health and safety committees; Union response to behavior-based safety.  Length of the program is from 3 to 20 hours. Program may cover technical topics based on local request.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Labor History 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.  Labor History covers U.S. labor history, customized for the specific union and industry. Length of the program is up to 40 hours.  Program may cover technical topics based on local request.

  • 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.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Member Mobilization 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.  Member Mobilization covers ways to increase member activism.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Public Speaking 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. Public Speaking covers: How to organize a talk and be comfortable speaking to an audience. Program length is up to eight hours.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Teaching Techniques 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.  Teaching Techniques covers: skills for both presentation and facilitation; participatory curriculum design.  Length of program is from 8 to 40 hours.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Union Leadership 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. Union Leadership covers: What do leaders do?; Running effective meetings; diversity and inclusion; developing a vision. Length of program is up to 40 hours.  Program may be customized based on local interests.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Women's Leadership 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.  Women's Leadership covers: How women develop as leaders and other leadership topics, such as What do leaders do?; Running effective meetings; Diversity and inclusion; and Developing a vision.  Length of program is 12 to 24 hours. 

  • Organizational Climate Assessment Workshop

    Location:

    This customized education and training program can be provided on site at your location.

    Description:

    Organizational Climate Assessment is a joint labor-management employee opinion survey and problem-solving process. Employee opinions are a barometer of an organization's health and can be used to identify issues that can drain morale, productivity, quality, and competitiveness. Survey results can be used in a structured problem-solving process to foster constructive organizational change. PIERS facilitates a structured process to identify and resolve workplace issues and to implement changes to improve organizational functioning. PIERS staff work with a steering committee comprised of labor and management leadership within the organization to design a survey and problem-solving process tailored to the specific needs of the organization and the workforce.

  • Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management (Online)

    Dates:

    Ongoing

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Taught by MSU’s master’s-level faculty and leading real-world experts in workforce management and employee development, the program covers everything from essential HR management skills to proven strategies for inspiring high-performance talent. You’ll learn to capitalize on the strategic role HR management plays in how a company survives and thrives. And you’ll develop the tools to effectively align HR processes with organizational objectives.

    This professional development program consists of two eight-week courses in succession - Human Resource Management and Workforce Management and Development - for a total of 7 Continuing Education Units (3.5 CEUs per course).

  • Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership Workshop

    Description:

    Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership is a workshop designed to build a common knowledge base among an organization's key union and management leaders about strategic choices associated with the design and implementation of workplace changes within the context of the collective bargaining agreement. The workshop also assists labor and management to build a common vision and common commitment around next steps associated with the contemplated workplace changes.

  • Team-Based Group Process Skills Workshop

    Location:

    This workshop can be conducted at your workplace

    Description:

    Team-Based Group Process Skills is a six-module series that focuses on the skills and understanding necessary to participate effectively in group/team processes. The modules cover the History and Nature of Workplace Change Initiatives, Effective Communications Skills, Group Problem Solving Techniques, Resolving Conflicts in Groups, Decision-Making in Groups, and Team Dynamics: Effective Group Processes.

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