Labor and Employment Relations Certificate Programs (LER)

LEARN offers 18 courses per academic year which contribute to three separate labor relations certificate programs. The three program areas are:

New Jersey Continuing Legal Education (NJCLE)

LEARN offers many courses that fulfill the requirements for New Jersey’s continuing legal education program. Learn more about NJCLE.

Union Leadership Academy (ULA)

For more than 50 years the ULA has provided union-focused curriculum designed to equip new and emerging leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective leaders in their organizations and in their communities. Learn more about the ULA.

LEARN 18 courses: Public Sector Labor Relations, Labor and Employment Law, and Negotiation, Arbitration and Conflict Resolution

Faculty/Instructor Public Sector Labor Relations Date of Course
Leonard Schiro Public Sector Labor Law: An Overview Friday, September 29, 2023
Anthony Bagliore Public Sector Collective Bargaining Thursday, November 2, 2023
Joseph Blaney and Marisa Koz PERC Policies and Procedures Thursday, December 7, 2023
Joyce Klein Public Sector Grievance Handling & Discipline Thursday, January 18, 2024
Christine Lucarelli-Carneiro Scope of Public Sector Negotiations Friday, March 1, 2024
Joan Parker Grievance Arbitration I Thursday, March 21, 2024
Joan Parker Grievance Arbitration II Thursday, April 11, 2024
Steven Weissman Public Sector Contract Interpretation Friday, May 3, 2024
  Labor and Employment Law  
Tamara Lee Labor and Employment Law: An Overview Friday, September 22, 2023
Melanie Lipomanis Employment Relationships from Start to Finish Friday, October 27, 2023
James Cooney Constitutional Rights and the Workplace Friday, November 17, 2023
Rosemarie Cipparulo Leave and Absence Workshop Thursday, December 14, 2023
Akhila Naik *staff Bias, Harassment and Discrimination Thursday, January 25, 2024
Carla Katz Workplace Investigations and Interviews Thursday, February 22, 2024
James Cooney Workers' Compensation Friday, March 22, 2024
  Negotiation, Arbitration and Conflict Resolution  
Rebecca Givan Fundamentals of Collective Bargaining Thursday, September 28, 2023
Saul Rubinstein Conflict Resolution at the Workplace Thursday, October 19, 2023
James Cooney Countering & Preventing Harassment Friday, December 1, 2023
William Dwyer Interest-Based Bargaining Friday, January 26, 2024
William Dwyer Strategic Grievance Handling & Contract Enforcement Friday, February 23, 2024
Joan Parker Grievance Arbitration I Thursday, March 21, 2024
Joan Parker Grievance Arbitration II Thursday, April 11, 2024
Rutgers Professors Naomi R Williams, Will        
  Brucher, Dan Sidorick, and Todd E. Vachon
US Labor History, 1776-2023  September, 11- October 16, 2023 
Djar Horn (and special guests) Building Strong Unions: The Role of the Shop Steward Nov. 1 – Dec. 13, 2023