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Labor-Management Relations Certificate Program

Program Description

Demand for experts in labor-management relations continues to grow as new legislation and court rulings set updated standards for employment conditions. Professionals in this field prepare information for management to use during negotiations and help keep labor and management focused on long-term issues while addressing short-term conditions. Acquire the practical skills and knowledge essential to constructive labor-management relations.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of employment relations from both management and labor perspectives.
  • Develop knowledge in labor law and collective bargaining trends.
  • Sharpen your negotiating skills and improve your effectiveness at the bargaining table.
  • Provide a key link between management and labor.

Day 1

  • Introduction to Labor-Management Relations

Day 2

  • The Labor Movement
  • Ethics in the Workplace

Day 2

  • Preparing for Negotiations

Day 3

  • Employment Law and Legislation

Day 4

  • Negotiating a Labor Agreement

Day 5 

  • Labor Contract Administration

Labor relations representatives, union officials, attorneys, human resource managers, industrial relations directors, employment counselors, affirmative action specialists, management representatives or anyone who represents labor or management in contract negotiation, collective bargaining or arbitration proceedings.

Class Size: 15 attendee max per class to maintain intimacy and interaction.

A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification is required. Applicants who do not hold such qualifications if they have a very strong employment history, demonstrating their ability as a high achiever could be enrolled in this program. This program may include pre-reading assignment(s).



Fundamentals: Core concepts, understandings and tools (60%)

Latest Developments: Recent advances and future trends (20%)

Industry Applications: Linking theory and real-world (20%)

Delivery Methods

Lecture: Delivery of material in a lecture format (50%)

Discussion or Group Work: Participatory learning (50%)


Introductory: Appropriate for a general audience (0%)

Specialized: Assumes experience in practice area or field (60%)

Advanced: In-depth explorations at the advanced level (40%)

  • Discussions with Industry and Government Leaders/Subjects Matter Experts
  • Current status of issues that affect you and your organization
  • Interactions with peers from industry and government
  • Lessons learned from multiple Case Studies
  • Course Manual-printed and e-files
  • Current articles by industry authors

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