Collective Bargaining and Labor Negotiations

Friday, March 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm EDT
University of Connecticut Hartford Campus
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Executive Training for Connecticut Public and Nonprofit Sector Professionals

The participants will explore the processes involved with collective bargaining in the public and non-profit sectors and will develop their negotiation skills. They will also learn how union contracts are negotiated, including discussions on strategies to reduce conflict during the negotiation process.

The workshop will prepare participants with skills to develop bargaining plans, strategies and tactics, to do the preparation work for face-to-face negotiations, and to negotiate with the goal of reaching an agreement.

Course Learning Objectives/Educational Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will have the skills to:

  1. Understand the context of labor negotiations,
  2. Differentiate between positional versus interest-based strategies and structures,
  3. Develop bargaining plans, strategies and tactics,
  4. Prepare for face-to-face negotiations, and
  5. Negotiate to reduce conflict and reach agreement.

With Jason Stanevich, Shareholder, and Michelle Devlin, Associate, at Littler, Employment and Labor Law Solutions Worldwide

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy has joined with the University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy and eleven other Connecticut public and nonprofit sector associations as a partner organization of the Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative. As a partner organization, employees of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, its members, and their grantee agencies receive substantial discounts to attend workshops in a shared learning environment with public sector and nonprofit professionals.