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As Cornell’s ILR School, we bring together the insight of leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners to design training courses for the modern workplace. We specialize in work – from HR practices to labor relations and conflict-resolution strategies. We train people who change their organizations.

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Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Learn and practice the complete step-by-step internal investigation process. Receive extensive content related to conducting interviews, investigation techniques, determining credibility, managing bias, reaching conclusions, and implementing outcomes. Interact with expert investigators to learn best practices and acquire new skills. Live 3.5-hour virtual sessions are Oct 27-28 and Nov 3-4.
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    Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2021
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    $795


Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Costing Out a Contract (online)

This is a practical, how-to-workshop to give union negotiators and bargaining committee members the skills they need to prepare for contract negotiations. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate and participants do not have to be online at a specific time.


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    Nov 1 - 21, 2021
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    $199


Register for Costing Out a Contract (online)

Register for Costing Out a Contract (online)

Labor Law and Contract Interpretation

Understanding the key do’s and don’t of the labor law and how arbitrators interpret collective bargaining agreements is critical to operating in a union environment. Learn key aspects of operating under the NLRA, including union organizing, unfair labor practices, good faith bargaining & what happens on impasse.
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    Nov 1 - 3, 2021
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    $1995


Register for Labor Law and Contract Interpretation

Register for Labor Law and Contract Interpretation

Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Learn how to launch and revitalize D&I councils for successful impact in alignment with business strategy. Apply D&I council best practices to gain increased effectiveness, performance and contribution within an organization.


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    Nov 2 - 3, 2021
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    $1495


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Register for Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion Talent Management

Infuse talent management with an integrated approach to recruiting, onboarding and retention. Broaden organization effectiveness by aligning talent management with business objectives and D&I strategies that increase innovation and reduce bias. Learn what you can do as a diversity professional to influence policies, practices and systems.


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    Nov 4 - 5, 2021
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Register for Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion Talent Management

Negotiation Skills for the Workplace

Through role-plays and simulations, gain insight into your own negotiation biases, weaknesses and strengths, and build negotiation confidence and competency. Participants learn how to plan a negotiation strategy and practice communication skills necessary to showcase underlying needs and interests. Positional and interest-based negotiation skills are explored.


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    Nov 4 - 5, 2021
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Register for Negotiation Skills for the Workplace

Preparation for Collective Bargaining

Learn a step-by-step process on preparing for bargaining including aligning organizational, labor and bargaining strategies and developing managment and union goals, and preparing for the bargaining table. An in-class project includes preparing and delivering a presentation to management to obtain bargaining mandate.


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    Nov 15 - 16, 2021
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Register for Preparation for Collective Bargaining

Facilitating Conflict: Collaborative Problem Solving

Learn techniques, tools, processes and skills for facilitating conflict using a collaborative problem solving approach for resolving one-on-one conflicts. Topics and tools focus on problem solving, listening and messaging skills, conflict styles, neutral issue statements, de-escalating emotions, developing options, facilitating and gaining commitment.
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    Nov 16 - 18, 2021
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Register for Facilitating Conflict: Collaborative Problem Solving

Performance Feedback and Coaching: Engaging in High Impact Discussions

Build skills for developing impactful and engaging coaching conversations that improve team performance. Establish an understanding of when feedback discussions need to transition to a coaching relationship. Review theories for changing behavior, the importance of trust, crucial coaching elements and formulating successful development plans to enhance performance and build potential.
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    Nov 17 - 18, 2021
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Register for Performance Feedback and Coaching: Engaging in High Impact Discussions

Effective Collective Bargaining and Simulation

You will explore how to implement your goals and objectives at the bargaining table. This includes understanding the differences between competitive and collaborative bargaining as well as at-the-table protocols, customs, and techniques unique to collective bargaining.


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    Nov 17 - 19, 2021
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    $2195


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Register for Effective Collective Bargaining and Simulation

Advanced Effective Employee Relations

Examine the responsibilities and proactive initiatives that guide ER professionals. Learn techniques for conducting effective conversations, making ER decisions and managing performance issues. Practice coaching, counseling, progressive discipline strategies, working styles and communication skills, including effective ways to phrase language. Leave with extensive tools and guides to apply at work.
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    Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2021
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Register for Advanced Effective Employee Relations

Effective Communication (online)

For anyone who wants to improve oral presentation skills and overcome reluctance to speak in public and gain tools for more effective presentations. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program and participants do not have to be online at a specific time.


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    Dec 1 - 21, 2021
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    $199


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Register for Effective Communication (online)

Leading Change

Learn to artfully inspire your people and motivate them to change by meeting them where they are with a fully realized, articulated vision for the future and concrete actionable steps to get there. This workshop offers a self-assessment, a method to navigate real-world scenarios and a personal action plan.
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    Dec 1 - 2, 2021
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Register for Leading Change

HR Consulting Skills: Becoming a Trusted Thought Partner

Become the voice of your organization and influence others to do the same. Develop core capabilities to build relationships and consult internal clients. Learn techniques to guide clients in establishing goals, achieving desired outcomes and managing expectations.
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    Dec 2 - 3, 2021
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Register for HR Consulting Skills: Becoming a Trusted Thought Partner

Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles

Organizations with existing D&I programs may experience inconsistent attention, energy and support from top executives and middle managers, including outright resistance to these programs. This workshop will help experienced and/or new D&I leaders overcome these obstacles by connecting their efforts to their organization's business goals.
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    Dec 2 - 3, 2021
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Register for Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles
Public Training
Across New York State, we engage in workplace research and training.

We offer a wide range of training available to the public focused on work, employment, and labor.

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India Initiatives

Through the work of Sarosh Kuruvilla, Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor in Industrial and Labor Relations, we offer capacity building programs in India.

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