Event Profile

Labor Negotiations Webinar Series: Negotiations from Start to Finish

October 7 — 21, 2020


Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to register for this series, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

General managers, labor relations professionals, members of collective bargaining/negotiating teams, HR professionals, and anyone who wants to truly understand negotiations/collective bargaining from beginning to end.

Series Overview:

This three-part webinar series will cover three key areas of negotiations: preparation; use of the three dynamics of time, information, and power (there are over 30 of these); and closing the deal. By registering for all three webinars, you will receive a discount off the total registration fee.

Preparing for Success (October 7, 2020)

Preparation is mandatory for success, especially at the bargaining table. This first of three segments covers both the big and little things that, with a bit of preparation, can make for a smoother and more successful experience. The instructor will cover a wide range of preparation activities, including selecting and training team members; planning; facility selection; records maintenance; developing and vetting proposals; maintaining communication; and establishing ground rules.

Negotiations Boot Camp (October 14, 2020)

Regardless of whether you use a win-win, interest-based, or some other approach in both formal and informal negotiations, you will learn the proper use of the three basic dynamics of time, information, and power (there are over 30 of these) as tools for resolving many different sorts of conflicts. This is the second webinar in a three-part series. 

Closing the Deal (October 21, 2020)

In this final webinar of a three-part series, attendees will learn best practices for avoiding common unfair labor practices (ULPs) and cover the many issues/challenges involved with impasses; bundling/packaging; internal and external influences; communication; mediation; ratification; publication of the contract (CBA); and post negotiation training. 

Webinar Instructor:

Bob Oberstein, CLRP, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Retired Labor Relations Manager, Snohomish County PUD No. 1

Webinar Schedule:

Each webinar will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins. The course is only available live; no recording will be made available.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees 12 hours before the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Webinar Fees:

Please visit the event pages for individual webinar pricing.

Individual Attendee Registration for All Three Webinars:

    Utility Member Rate: $230
    Associate Member Rate: $345
    Non-Member Rate: $690

Unlimited Attendee Registration for All Three Webinars*:

    Utility Member Rate: $575
    Associate Member Rate: $865

*If your organization would like to send multiple attendees to the full series, or to any of the individual webinars, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org for further details.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or no show, 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

NWPPA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 4.5 total PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.