This training will give participants a deeper understanding of conflict and the opportunity to practice using the Building Gateways Three Step Process. Topics include the nature and types of conflict, communication problems, self-analysis for resolving conflict, and the value of using interest-based problem solving.
The training can be used by any work-site labor-management committee that wants additional conflict management training. It can also be presented as a stand-alone session for any interested parties. This course is 6 1/2 hours in length.
This training is done jointly with Labor and Management negotiating teams. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills and techniques that make the process work, with emphasis on communication, problem solving, and consensus decision making.
The BMS trainer will assist the parties in developing their IBB structure. Additional meetings will be scheduled as required. This course is 6 1/2 hours in length.
This training is done jointly with Labor and Management perspective committee members and other interested representatives. The training includes information and practical exercises on the LMC Six Step Model, with emphasis on communication, problem solving, and consensus decision making. The BMS trainer will assist the parties in developing their LMC structure. Additional meetings will be scheduled as required. This course is 6 1/2 hours in length.
This presentation is designed to help negotiators and bargaining committees better understand and participate in the mediation process. Topics under the contract section include the petition process, requirements as they affect essential and non-essential groups, objectives and dynamics of mediation, expectations of the mediation and the participants, and technical areas such as certifications of impasses for interest arbitration. In the grievance section topics include the identification of appropriate cases, how the process works, the benefits of grievance mediation and, as needed, provides case examples. This course is 3 hours in length.
This workshop focuses on analysis, preparation and communications as essentials for settling grievances. Topics covered include: a framework for discerning rights vs. interests, types of conflict, use of mediation and communication techniques. Case exercises will be included as a part of the presentation. This course is 3 hours in length.
This is an overview of the Minnesota public sector bargaining law. It reviews the historical basis and background of the law and current requirements including the establishment of a collective bargaining relationship, the rights and obligations of employees, employers, and employee organizations under law. It also covers the basics of collective bargaining administration under the law. This course is 1 - 1 1/2 hours in length.
A basic how to on presenting bargaining unit determination cases. It is designed to give both employee and employer representatives the details of the procedures to follow, how to present at a hearing and the basis for determination. This class is relevant for both new unit petitions and clarifications of existing units. This course is 1 - 1 1/2 hours in length.