Executive Education Program

Negotiating Labor Agreements

New Issues, New Approaches, New Negotiators

We have a bold vision – shaping collective bargaining so that it best meets the needs of 21st Century workplaces.

Build Capabilities

  • Forge constructive labor-management relations.
  • Negotiate first contracts that are a foundation for success.
  • Negotiate continuing contracts that combine good jobs with high-performance.
  • Advance equity, trust, and voice through collective bargaining.
  • Learn how to be hard on the issues, not each other.

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Program Features

The instruction team features world-leading experts in negotiation and conflict resolution, labor-management partnerships, high-performance work systems, equity and fair treatment at work, labor and employment law. The program features interactive exercises, practical worksheets, and keynote talks (each with dialogue sessions).

  • “Collective Bargaining in the 21st Century” by Thomas Kochan, MIT
  • “Leading a Bargaining Team” by Dennis Dabney, Kaiser Permanente (retired) and Kris Rondeau, AFSCME
  • “The Economics of Collective Bargaining” by Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University
  • “New Frontiers in Labor Law” by Wilma Liebman, NLRB (retired)

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"The investment of time and resources is well worth it. This is one of the best learning opportunities I've attended."
-Debra Baker, Organizational Development Manager, King County, Washington

"This program was designed to facilitate constructive discussion and promote problem solving while reinforcing partnership during the negotiation process of labor agreements. They hit the bulls-eye."
-Tom Wall, Business Agent, Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local #6

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Upcoming Sessions

  • July 23-24, 2024 (Tuesday/Wednesday) 5:00pm-11:00pm US ET
  • October 17-18, 2024 (Thursday/Friday) 10:00am-4:00pm US ET