Advanced Collective Bargaining Workshop

About the Workshop

Collective bargaining in the post-recession, post-PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act, LCFF/LCAP, and post-Janus decision environment is, if not challenging, complex. In the best of times, there is no guarantee that settlements will come swiftly or that they are sure to align with the financial capability and program goals of the local educational agency (LEA). In difficult times, negotiations are often protracted and ripe with conflict. In the best and worst of times, management negotiators must be knowledgeable and skillful.

There are two levels of knowledge involved in the negotiations process. First, there are fundamental aspects of preparing for negotiations, the legal aspects of the process, and impasse procedures, etc., which are covered in our Fiscal Aspects of Negotiations workshop offered in person and online.

The second level involves practical applications, negotiating strategies, constructing and presenting proposals and counter proposals, and dealing with “real-life” problems for the current contract. This advanced workshop addresses those issues and many more. If you are going to be involved on the management side of the bargaining table this year, you need this workshop.

Workshop Topics

We will address core issues surrounding the collective bargaining agreement as well as how to negotiate in a strategic fashion to better position your LEA as the economic and fiscal recovery slows down. Topics to be covered include:

  • The current economic and political environment and its impact on labor relations and bargaining
  • Development of bargaining metrics to clarify factual calculations
  • How to negotiate the current and out years in an uncertain economic climate and with the LCFF/LCAP
  • Honoring past agreements in light of new terms and conditions
  • Developing your agency's bargaining strategy and approach
  • What to expect if you find yourself at an impasse
  • Communicating with your stakeholders

The workshop will include a discussion of your negotiating challenges—difficult fiscal conflicts you have faced that you want the presenters to analyze. All participants are welcome to email negotiating scenarios that they would like discussed during the presentation. Perhaps hearing it another way might be just the answer to getting out of that difficult negotiating box.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for the management side of the table only—if you are going to be involved in negotiations on the management side of the table this year, you need this workshop. This workshop is a “must attend” if you are responsible for the preparation of financial information, proposal development, or at the table for negotiations. We encourage you to bring your entire negotiations team.

SSC Clients:

$225 per attendee
$325 per attendee

Program Begins:
Program Ends:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM

Dates and Locations
October 02, 2018   Yolo County Office of Education  
October 03, 2018   Madera County Office of Education  
October 09, 2018   Corona Norco Unified School District Learning Center  
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