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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.

  • Certified Human Resources Specialist (February, April, July, September 2018)

    Dates:

    • February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2018: Embassy Suites Detroit- Livonia/Novi, 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152
    • April 9 - 13, 2018: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI  48823
    • July 16 - 20, 2018: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 28, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018: 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.

  • 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.

  • Global Leadership: Managing People and Operations in Multinational Corporations (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 16 - 17, 2018

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Managing people and operations across the globe requires a working knowledge of national culture and the ability to successfully transfer organizational knowledge, customs, and practices across borders. This two-day program includes a team project. Participants will form self-selected teams during the first day of the program. Teams will select a multi-national corporation, possibly an employer of one of the participants, investigating and reporting on the different models of managing people and operations across the globe.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Managing in a Unionized Organization (March, June, August 2018)

    Dates:

    • March 8-9, 2018: Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh-Downtown, 535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    • June 7-8, 2018: DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown,1646 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    • August 9-10, 2018: East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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