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The Labour-Management Relations Certificate

Program Overview

The Labour-Management Relations Certificate is an intensive 4-day program that would be beneficial for anyone working in a unionized environmentThe program is specifically targeted toward those operating in key labour relations positions, including union leaders and officers, human resource managers and advisorsworkplace consultants, and neutral government officialss.

The Labour-Management Relations Certificate program covers fundamentals of labour relations, collective bargaining, mediation and grievance arbitrationlabour and employment lawand emerging workplace issues. It offers a rare opportunity for union leaders, managers, and neutrals to trade perspectives and share ideas with industrial relations experts. The program incorporates active learning through group discussions and includes a collective bargaining simulation. 

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand major legislative and workplace issues surrounding collective bargaining, mediation, and grievance arbitration
  • Develop practical skills and learn tools for effective communications, negotiations, and conflict resolution
  • Explore how to develop fair and effective solutions to common labour relations problems in organizations
  • Provide an opportunity for union leaders and officers, managers and human resource professionals, and neutral mediators, arbitrators and government officials, to come together in a safe and collaborativlearning environment and be exposed to diverse perspectives
  • Practice negotiation skills and collective bargaining through customized simulation experiences


4-Day course

Refund Policy

University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees. Cancellations received at least fifteen (15) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than fifteen (15) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $1,000 administration fee. Cancellations received less than five (5) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost. Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost. Fees subject to change without notice. Program Transfers: One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Program transfers within fifteen (15) business days of the course start date will be subject to a $300 administration fee. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.

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Course Code: ESB208