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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., Mar. 23-25, 2015

Mon.-Wed., Sept. 21-23, 2015

Contract Administration

Wed.-Thu., May 13-14, 2015

Thu.-Fri., Nov. 12-13, 2015

Labor Relations Training for Managers and Supervisors in a Unionized Setting

Tue.-Wed., Apr. 7-8, 2015

Tue.-Wed., Oct. 6-7, 2015


Advanced Collective Bargaining

Tue.-Wed., Apr. 21-22, 2015

Thu.-Fri., Oct. 29-30, 2015

Dealing with the Union - with Confidence!

Mon.-Thu., Mar. 9-12, 2015

Mon.-Thu., Sept. 14-17, 2015

Mastering the Collective Bargaining Process

Mon.-Wed., Apr. 13-15, 2015

Wed.-Fri., Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2015

Successfully Navigating the Grievance and Arbitration Process in the Public Sector

Tue.-Wed., May 5-6, 2015

Tue.-Wed., Nov. 10-11, 2015

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

Wed., Mar. 18, 2015

Understanding the Interplay Between the ADA and FMLA

Thu., Apr. 30, 2015

  Dates To Be Announced  
Avoiding Unanticipated Litigation: Maintaining Records to meet Agency Expectations
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.

Fall 2014 Labor Relations Brochure

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