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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 (2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the list of 2019 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 (March, June, September, October 2019)

    Dates:

    • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
    • June 10 - 14, 2019
    • September 16 - 20, 2019
    • October 14 - 18, 2019

    Location:

    • March 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • June 2019: Four Points by Sheraton Detroit Novi, 27000 South Karevich Drive, Novi, MI
    • September 2019: Alexandria, VA 
    • October 2019: Anchorage, AK

     

    Description:

    By attending Certified Human Resources Specialist, you will be prepared to:

    • Drive organizational success through strategic HRM practices
    • Comply with employment and labor laws, minimizing risk
    • Create a safe and healthy work environment
    • Follow ethical standards of conduct
    • Recruit and select the right people for the right positions
    • Implement performance management, appraisal methods, and disciplinary methods that increase employee effectiveness
    • Utilize compensation and benefits, including wellness programs, to achieve and maintain a competitive edge
    • Build or expand your professional HR network
  • Certified Labor Relations Leader Program (May, October 2019)

    Dates:

    • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019: East Lansing, MI
    • October 7 - 11, 2019: Seattle, WA

    Location:

    • May 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI  48823
    • October 2019: Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, 925 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA

    Description:

    This comprehensive certification program will provide you with the in-depth information you need as you:

    • Negotiate labor/management agreements
    • Lead in a unionized organization
    • Manage unionized employees
    • Interpret contract language
    • Respond to grievances
    • Represent the employer in arbitration hearings
    • Manage labor relations in your organization
  • Certified Workers' Compensation Professional Program (March, May, July, September, November 2019)

    Location:

    • March 11 - 15, 2019: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs Area, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • May 13 - 17, 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI
    • July 22 - 26, 2019: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA
    • September 16 - 20, 2019: Alexandria, VA
    • November 18 - 22 2019: Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile, 198 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL

     

    Description:

    As a workers' compensation professional, you need specialized knowledge and skills in many diverse areas, including law, claims handling, disability management, safety, and medicine. This program uses an innovative, hands-on and practical approach that prepares you to develop and implement a comprehensive set of skills as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP).

  • Creating Team-Centric Organizations (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 24, 2019

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Developing a truly team-centric workplace requires alignment between processes, leadership, and performance management. A lack of alignment, or misalignment, leads to negative outcomes, both for individual employees and organizations overall. This program will discuss how to: improve organizational performance through teams; implement teams and features of effective team design; create effective leadership for teams; effectively manage face-to-face and virtual teams; and more.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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 (September 2019)

    Dates:

    September 12 - 13, 2019

    Location:

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

    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 2019)

    Dates:

    • April 17-18, 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • July 11-12, 2019: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    • September 19-20, 2019: Alexandria, VA 

    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.

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