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REQUIREMENTS

The Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) strives to make our programs more dynamic and relevant to meet the changing needs of our constituents. As part of this process, we are currently experimenting with different formats and venues for training.

As we move away from more traditional scheduling, our ability to offer a certificate program has diminished. Therefore, we have decided to phase out the U-LEAD Certificate Program. The program will officially end in August 2015. We will not be accepting any new enrollees from this point forward. We will work with those currently enrolled in U-LEAD to help
them complete the Certificate over the next two and a half years.

Contact Helen Moss if you have questions about U-LEAD at hmoss@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3722.

NOTE*
NEW REQUIREMENTS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2007 FOR NEW ENROLLEES!


Beginning September 1, 2007, people who enroll in U-LEAD need to take an additional required course that will give the participants an overview of current issues and trends in the labor movement. We will identify this new required course in the upcoming 2008-2009 program brochure. The course will be considered 8 hours in Cluster 4 and will raise the total number of hours needed for the certificate from 56 to 64. 


Requirements for Leadership Certificate

CLUSTER 1. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION - 16 HOURS

1-100 Basic Grievance Handling
1-110 Advocacy Skills for Stewards
1-120 Public Sector Collective Bargaining
1-121 Private Sector Collective Bargaining
2-100 Advanced Grievance Handling
2-110 Preparation for Arbitration
2-210 Advanced Collective Bargaining

CLUSTER 2. BUILDING THE UNION ORGANIZATION - 8 HOURS

1-200 Internal Organizing and Solidarity Building
1-210 Organizing the Unorganized
1-220 Contract Campaigns
2-210 Recruiting and Developing Leaders
2-220 Advanced External Organizing
2-250 Advanced Internal Organizing and Solidarity Building

CLUSTER 3. INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS - 8 HOURS

1-300 Skills for Effective Union Leadership
1-310 Communication Skills for Officers and Stewards
2-300 Advanced Communication Skills
2-301 External Outreach and Written Communication
2-320 Conflict Resolution
2-350 Advanced Leadership Skills
2-360 Mediation Skills

CLUSTER 4. FRAMEWORK FOR LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS - 16 HOURS

Note: Beginning September 1, 2007, people who enroll in U-LEAD need to take an additional required course that will give the participants an overview of current issues and trends in the labor movement. We will identify this new required course in the upcoming 2008-2009 program brochure. This course will be eight hours and will raise the total number of hours in cluster 4 to 24 and total certificate hours from 56 to 64.

1-400 Labor History and Current Issues
1-410 Labor and the Economy
1-420 Labor and Politics
1-430 Introduction to Labor Law
1-499 Other Approved Cluster 4 Classes
2-400 Labor Relations Law
2-410 Worker Rights and Employment Law
2-420 Unions and Joint Labor-Management Programs

CLUSTER 5. OTHER TOPICS/ELECTIVES - 8 HOURS

1-130 Fighting Contracting Out and Privatization
1-140 Interest-based Bargaining
1-320 Psychology of Union Leadership
1-330 Trustee Training
1-340 Parliamentary Procedure
1-440 Sexual Harassment
1-520 Building Successful Campaigns
2-130 Workplace Harassment
2-200 Strategic Planning for the Local Union
2-230 Labor and the Community
2-240 Strategic Research
2-310 "Survive and Thrive" in the Labor Movement
2-330 Teaching Stewards
2-340 Train the Trainer
2-430 The Changing Nature of Work
2-440 Workplace Safety and Health
2-450 Workers Compensation

CLOSING INTERVIEW: To be arranged with LERC U-LEAD Coordinator upon completion of 64 qualifying hours.

Descriptions of courses can be found Here.

 
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