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Leadership Development and Organizational Change

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These courses and certificates draw on a wide range of research disciplines to equip leaders with skills and knowledge to more effectively lead.

Overview

ILR trains the world’s leaders. One in Two Fortune 500 companies employs an ILR graduate in their senior HR team.

Our faculty lead in research on organizational behavior, labor law, and employee relations and combine it with the world-class experience of industry and organizational leaders. And, organizational leadership is bigger than the sum of individual leaders. Understanding how to lead with values, emotional intelligence, and negotiation skills gives leaders an edge. Our leadership training courses focus on thinking strategically when making decisions and delegating work.

Upcoming Courses

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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    Live Online
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    $199


Register for Costing Out a Contract (online)

Register for Costing Out a Contract (online)

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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    Live Online
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    $1495


Register for Performance Feedback and Coaching: Engaging in High Impact Discussions

Register for Performance Feedback and Coaching: Engaging in High Impact Discussions

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


Register for Effective Communication (online)

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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    Live Online
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    $1495


Register for Leading Change

Register for Leading Change

Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to harness emotions in sensing, understanding and responding adeptly to social cues in the surrounding environment. Measure your current EI level and receive coaching to improve it. Learn to use your EI to interact with others, solve problems and achieve higher performance.


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    Dec 6 - 7, 2021
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    Live Online
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    $1595


Register for Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders

Register for Emotional Intelligence: An Edge for Leaders

Bridging the Generation Gap: Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Communicate effectively and respectfully in a multi-generational workplace while leveraging differences to build stronger work relationships. Understand why generational differences exist and prepare to change your mindset to use new ways of communicating with others. Learn to avoid making age-based assumptions that diminish both respect and trust.


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    Dec 15, 2021
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    $995


Register for Bridging the Generation Gap: Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Register for Bridging the Generation Gap: Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Labor and Film

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program this course examines the history of unions in the US through the use of film. Students will explore the various social issues raised by each film. Each week we will watch a film, analyze it, and discuss our reactions.


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    Feb 21 - May 9, 2022
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    $625

Register for Labor and Film

Register for Labor and Film

Internet Literacy for Unionists: Social Media Tools and Online Research for Unionists

Part of the Online Labor Studies Program, this course addresses the ethical dilemmas inevitably arise in the process of providing leadership. We'll explore causes of ethical tensions within unions and in the larger labor movement through readings about democracy, ethical theory, union history and structure, and organizational values.


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    Feb 21 - May 9, 2022
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    $625

Register for Internet Literacy for Unionists: Social Media Tools and Online Research for Unionists

Register for Internet Literacy for Unionists: Social Media Tools and Online Research for Unionists

Managing Conflict

This program allows busy union activists to take college credit courses regardless of location or work schedules. An introduction to dispute resolution theory and practice, this course examines the nature and sources of conflict and the role of negotiations, mediation, arbitration and fact-finding in the resolution of disputes.


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    Feb 21 - May 9, 2022
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    $625

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Register for Managing Conflict

Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace (online)

This tools-building workshop emphasizes the rights of stewards/committee persons in resolving disputes in the workplace. Participants will learn how to protect the grievance process, the equality principle, and how to simplify grievance writing. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program.


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    Mar 7 - 27, 2022
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    $199

Register for Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace (online)

Register for Steward Training: Problem-Solving in the Workplace (online)

Leadership Skills for Success: Engaging Employees and Building Teams

Master communication and leadership skills to effectively manage employees, establish priorities and delegate responsibilities. Building awareness of team dynamics and how to engage employees through group problem-solving and decision-making. Become an effective leader with the ability to develop productive relationships and ensure alignment and collaboration.


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    Mar 24 - 25, 2022
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    In-Person
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    $1495
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    New York, NY


Register for Leadership Skills for Success: Engaging Employees and Building Teams

Register for Leadership Skills for Success: Engaging Employees and Building Teams

HR Leadership for Organizational Excellence

Lead With Influence. Drive Change. Achieve Results.

In this active learning environment, participants apply concepts through group exercises, case studies, skill-building and more. The program methodology promotes on-the-spot feedback and coaching from faculty and peers. Real-time classroom interaction provides opportunities to understand different approaches to situations.

Dates for sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.


Learn more about HR Leadership for Organizational Excellence

Learn more about HR Leadership for Organizational Excellence

Negotiation Skills (online)

This introductory-level workshop is designed to develop the skills of union negotiators who do not have extensive experience in advancing a collective bargaining strategy. This online workshop is part of the four-course Labor Leadership Skills Certificate Program, participants do not have to be online at a specific time.


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    Apr 4 - 24, 2022
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    $199

Register for Negotiation Skills (online)

Register for Negotiation Skills (online)

Cultural Diversity

This course considers implications of expanded membership diversity and expectations of just treatment for organizational fairness and inclusion – i.e. diversity, equity and inclusion in unions. Emphasis will be placed on developing knowledge, awareness and skills and facilitate communication around difficult issues of race and other dimensions of difference.
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    Jun 6 - Jul 31, 2022
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    $625

Register for Cultural Diversity

Register for Cultural Diversity

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