Drawing on their deep knowledge of labor relations and conflict management, Professors Alex Colvin and Harry Katz guide students through a series of activities that apply labor relations concepts to their own workplace (or a workplace with which they are familiar).
The course examines the regulatory and organizational labor relations environment and assesses the current state of relations between management and workers. Students learn how to prepare for possible labor disruptions and look at effective negotiations and conflict management. Videos by Colvin and Katz, backed up by additional interviews with industry experts, provide informative content that assists students as they complete a five-part course project aimed at applying the concepts in a practical manner.
While union environments are a significant focus of the course, many of the concepts can be applied to non-union environments as well.
Dr. Harry C. Katz, Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Dr. Alex Colvin, Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Benefits to the Learner
- How to analyze labor relations environments
- Regulatory and organizational elements and how they affect relationships between management, unions and employees
- Ways to assess the current state of labor relations within an organization
- How to prepare for possible labor disruptions
- Ways to support effective negotiations in collective bargaining situations
- How to manage disputes and conflict arising in union and non-union environments
Target AudienceThis course is intended for line-level HR professionals with 0-5 years of experience and global professionals from a diverse range of organizations, including for profits large and small, NGOs, and governmental agencies. This includes people who are seeking to enter the HR field, typically from an administrative, accounting, or payroll-related job.
Anyone in Human Resources or Employee Relations who needs to prepare for future job assignments, especially in union-represented workplaces.
- HR Certification Institute (HRCI) General Units Approval Number ORG-PROGRAM-372460 6.0 Hours
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Approval Number 19-YCYXA 6.0 Credits
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Human Resources Management : Required Courses