ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
There are no more prevalent and specific mandates on the operation of public schools than
those found in collective bargaining agreements. District management’s challenge is to create
positive employee contract settlements that are in alignment with the district’s financial capacity
and program goals. As fiscal resources become more volatile, limited, and student accomplishment
is even more visibly measured, these goals become even more urgent and difficult.
There are two levels of knowledge involved in the negotiations process. First, the fundamental
aspects of preparing for negotiations, the legal aspects of the process, impasse procedures, etc.
Those important mechanical elements are covered in our “Fiscal Aspects of Negotiations”
workshop, which we offer 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 table this year, you need this workshop.
We will address core issues surrounding the collective bargaining contract, as well as how to
negotiate in a strategic fashion to better position your district when a fiscal recovery comes,
in this half?day workshop. Topics to be covered include:
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. Maybe hearing it
another way might be just the answer to getting out of that difficult negotiating box.
This workshop is for the management side of the table only
TIMES AND COSTS
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
Program adjourns at 12:00 p.m.
SSC client cost is $175 per attendee
Non-client is $235 per attendee
Dates and Locations
November 09, 2012 Garden Grove Embassy Suites November 14, 2012 Yolo County Office of Education - FULL November 27, 2012 Fresno County Office of Education Additional Information