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U.S. Labor Relations Professional Certification

For nearly 20 years, the HR Policy Association's U.S. Labor Relations Professional Certification program has been providing the best management-side labor relations training available.  

Initially developed to fill a gap in labor relations experience among HR staff, the training programs have grown and evolved to focus on the unique challenges of today.  

HR Policy Association puts veteran management practitioners in the classroom to focus on practical skills. All courses are taught from a management perspective – a very different tactic from the academic training options.

Participants receive the benefit of the knowledge, skills and experience of veteran HR leaders. The courses have been assembled with substantial input from experts among our member companies who generously donated their time, counsel, expertise, and resources to develop our collection of best practices programs.


Three separate courses form HR Policy's  U.S. Labor Relations Professional Certification program and more information on each can be found below:

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Labor Relations Training - Overview

HR Policy's Labor Relations Professional Certification Program (LRP) provides training and certification of HR professionals in the most critical aspects of labor relations. 

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Elements of Bargaining

Here are the basics: know the law, plan, strategize, prepare, and then negotiate. This series covers all the bases of collective bargaining set in a challenging environment in one high-intensity session.

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Managing a Union Workforce

While the objective is the same, there are distinct differences between managing employees in a union-free environment and a unionized workplace

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Administering the Contract

This unique course not only discusses the mechanics of the grievance procedure, but also stresses the importance of managing the workforce over and above the scope of the collective bargaining agreement.

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In-House Training

All of HR Policy's Labor Relations Professional Certification Courses can be customized to the unique circumstances of your company and can be presented by the Association’s instructors to in-house audiences. 

HR Policy Association’s training courses are recognized by industry partners as qualified continuing education credits.  The training staff will work with participants to provide curricula description and attendance verification so that participants may obtain proper recognition for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits or other continuing education requirements in professional certification programs.

Please call the HR Policy Association at (202) 789-8670 for further details.