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Education and Training Calendar

Courses sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers

Please contact by phone at 608-262-2112 or email schoolforworkers@dcs.wisc.edu for more information.

Oct 5, 2019 to Oct 7, 2019
I Just Got Elected - Now What?
Madison, Wisconsin

Effective leadership is essential to the success of local unions. This class can help you make a quick transition into your role and make an impact from the start.

You will learn:

  • Qualities of effective leaders
  • Goal setting and strategic thinking
  • Communication and capacity-building strategies
  • Developing meetings that have impact
  • Legal and financial basics

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Dec 2, 2019 to Dec 4, 2019
Essentials of Bargaining
Madison, Wisconsin

Reaching a satisfactory collective bargaining agreement can be a convoluted balancing act. Learn the basics of the collective bargaining process and how as a worker you can effectively engage and advocate.

You will learn:

  • Steps of collective bargaining process
  • Strategic and tactical planning
  • Utilizing the strength of membership
  • Bargaining health care and benefits
  • Understanding labor laws and the National Labor Relations Board

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Dec 5, 2019 to Dec 6, 2019
Advanced Bargaining Tools
Madison, Wisconsin

Take your skills and knowledge of collective bargaining to the next level. Build on your experience and learn more in-depth about methods for mastering the process.

You will learn:

  • Writing and evaluating contract language
  • Negotiating at the bargaining table
  • Identifying interests
  • Interacting within team caucuses
  • Calculating the cost of wage and benefit proposals

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