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Certificate in Mediation and Negotiation
Certificate in International Human Resources and Labor Relations

Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Negotiation

The Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Negotiation provides practical and theoretical knowledge for individuals who wish to pursue or advance careers that involve managing or resolving disputes in organizational, educational, community, or family contexts. The program is designed to meet the increasing needs of business, organized labor, public sector and community organizations for people with skills in conflict resolution. Courses are offered late afternoons and evenings.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the program offers a basic knowledge of mediation and negotiation between individuals and across organizations, allows some specialization in further course work, and is integrated with a final course involving either field-work or a research paper written under the direction of an expert in the area.

For additional information on the certificate, contact either the MHRLR program mhrlr@uwm.edu or the Campus Mediation Center.

Graduate Certificate in International Human Resources and Labor Relations

The Graduate Certificate in International Human Resources and Labor Relations responds to the increasing influence of globalization on the practice of Human Resource Management and the conduct of Labor Relations. Firms and unions are increasingly part of a complex web of international economic relationships. Many of the workplace innovations now taken for granted began overseas: quality circles, work groups and flatter hierarchies. Many firms operate overseas under very different labor market institutions and human resource expectations.

This program of study provides practical and theoretical knowledge designed to help students function as professionals in the increasing broad international context of human resource management and labor relations.

For additional information on the certificate programs, contact the MHRLR program mhrlr@uwm.edu.