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.
This 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.