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Labor Relations Certificate


Whether you’re brand new to the field or an experienced labor relations manager, a certificate will sharpen your ability to manage in a union environment. Gain critical techniques for better bargaining, dialogue and collaboration through seminars and mock negotiations. SCE offers one of the only labor relations certificates in the U.S.

Earn the certificate by completing the three core and two elective courses in as little as 18 months.


For the human resources professional, labor relations represents the hardware of the profession. Labor relations is different not only from other human resources functions, but from other operating functions as well. The seminars provide you with the personal skills and insights needed to effectively manage in a union environment.

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Courses must be taken within three years after completing the first program.
The courses must be exclusively labor relations management topics offered through the School of Continuing Education's Department of Business and Management.
  Core Courses  

Collective Bargaining: Tactics, Techniques and Table Manners

Mon.-Wed., Sept. 21-23

Contract Administration

Wed.-Thu., May 13-14

Thu.-Fri., Nov. 12-13

Labor Relations Training for Managers and Supervisors in a Unionized Setting

Tue.-Wed., Apr. 7-8

Tue.-Wed., Oct. 6-7


Advanced Collective Bargaining

Tue.-Wed., Apr. 21-22

Thu.-Fri., Oct. 29-30

Dealing with the Union - with Confidence!

Mon.-Thu., Sept. 14-17

Mastering the Collective Bargaining Process

Mon.-Wed., Apr. 13-15

Wed.-Fri., Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Successfully Navigating the Grievance and Arbitration Process in the Public Sector

Tue.-Wed., May 5-6

Tue.-Wed., Nov. 10-11

The Wage and Hour Nightmare: Understanding the Ins and Outs of the FLSA

Tue., Nov. 3

Understanding the Interplay Between the ADA and FMLA

Thu., Apr. 30

Thu., Aug. 27

For more information, contact:
Mary Piwaron, Associate Outreach Specialist,, 227-3216


"The Certificate in Labor Relations Management courses have been very valuable in my day-to-day activities with the bargaining unit group."
Gloria Smail
Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.
Madison, Wis.

Spring 2015 Labor Relations Brochure

Or download the pdf