Grievance Handling, Steward Training
Target Audience: Stewards, activists
Comments: Basic and advanced options
Length: 8 to 16 hours
Collective Bargaining
Target Audience: Bargaining committee members, executive board members, new staff reps
Comments: Basic and advanced options
Length: 16 to 40 hours
Arbitration
Target Audience: Staff reps
Comments: Basic and advanced options
Length: 8 to 24 hours
Labor Law
Target Audience: Local officers, executive board members, stewards
Comments: Public and private sector options
Length: Up to 40 hours
Employment Law
Target Audience: Local officers, executive board members, stewards, members with specific issues
Length: Up to 20 hours
Sample Topics: FMLA, basic OSHA rights, ADA, workers compensation, discrimination and harassment
Basic Economics
Target Audience: Activists, members, stewards, local officers
Comments: Customized based on industry
Length: Up to 40 hours
Sample Topics: Globalization, trade, privatization / outsourcing, taxes/role of government, income inequality, industry analysis
Public Speaking
Target Audience: Members, activists, stewards, local officers
Comments: Basic
Length: Up to 8 hours
Sample Topics: How to organize a talk and be comfortable speaking to an audience
Dealing with Difficult People
Target Audience: Anyone
Comments: Basic
Length: Basic
Sample Topics: Presents a variety of approaches
Conflict Resolution, Problems Solving
Target Audience: Anyone
Comments: Basic to advance
Length: 3 to 24 hours
Sample Topics: Styles and approaches, tools for one-on-one negotiating
Union Leadership
Target Audience: Local officers, executive board, stewards, activists
Comments: Customized based on local interests
Length: Up to 40 hours
Sample Topics: What do leaders do, running effective meetings, diversity and inclusion, developing a vision
Women's Leadership
Target Audience: Women activists, officers and staff
Length: 12 to 24 hours
Sample Topics: How women develop as leaders and other leadership topics listed above
Member Mobilization
Target Audience: Local officers, executive board, stewards
Sample Topics: Ways to increase member activism
Health and Safety
Target Audience: Local officers, executive board, stewards, activist
Comments: Technical topics based on local request
Length: 3 to 20 hours
Sample Topics: Basic OSHA rights, health and safety committees, union response to behavior based safety
Labor History
Target Audience: Any
Comments: Technical topics based on local request
Length: Up to 40 hours
Sample Topics: Focus is on US labor history, customized for the specific union and industry
Teaching Techniques
Target Audience: Trainers and those who plan to become trainers
Length: 8 to 40 hours
Sample Topics: Skills for both presentation and facilitation; participatory curriculum design
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School of Human Resources & Labor Relations
South Kedzie Hall
368 Farm Lane, Room S403
East Lansing, Michigan, USA 48824
Phone: (517) 355-1801 | Fax: (517) 355-7656