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For hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Riverfront Promenade, click here or call (916) 326-5000 and mention code "SSDA." Room Reservation Deadline: Sept. 7, 2017
Have you ever wanted to be a better, more effective member of your negotiating team-to make a real difference in the lives of your employees and educators? The Small School Districts’ Association is featuring a workshop series with to share knowledge with key tips and techniques brought to us by influential and experienced industry professionals. Each day’s program includes breakfast and lunch.
◊ Friday, Sept 22nd ◊ History & Preparing for Negotiating (9am-3pm)
Understanding the History of Collective Bargaining • Preparing Your Board for Negotiations: Committing to District Objectives, Preparing of the Initial Proposal, The Sunshining Process • The First Bargaining Session: Setting the Ground Rules, Getting to “Yes” on Simple Issues • Applying the Concepts: Bargaining Family Feud (Interactive) • Nightmare at the Bargaining Table: Negotiating Ground Rules (Practice Exercise)
◊ Friday, November 10th ◊ Show Me the Money!!! (9am-3pm)
Techniques in Positional Bargaining: The Cost of 1%, Negotiating Total Compensation Including Salary and Employee Benefits • Knowing and Recognizing Union High Pressure Tactics • Understanding Impasse/Mediation/Fact-finding and Beyond • Applying the Concepts: Bargaining Family Feud (Interactive) • Nightmare at the Bargaining Table: Compensation (Practice Exercise)
◊ Friday, January 12th ◊ Layoffs & Language (9am-3pm)
Close Up on Contract Language-Pitfalls, Issues, and New Ideas: Layoffs/Reemployment Rights, Association Rights, Evaluations, Hour of Work, Discipline • Achieving Language Changes through the LCAP by using: Supplemental and Concentration Dollars as Compensation to Achieve Increased or Improved Services to Students • Nightmare at the Bargaining Table: Language Changes (Practice Exercise)
◊ Friday, April 13th ◊ Getting the Word Out (9am-3pm)
External Communication during the Bargaining Process: District Budget, Educational Priorities, Public Updates of the Parties’ Positions in Bargaining • Developing Your District’s Budget Communication (Interactive) • Responding to Union Demands to Bargain “the Effects” of a Policy Change or an LCAP Spending Decision • Nightmare at the Bargaining Table: “Effects” or “Impacts” Bargaining (Practical Exercise)
◊ June 15th ◊ Looking Forward (9am-3pm)
Planning Ahead for Bargaining in the 2018-‘19 School Year • Other Matters-TBA
The price for the five day, year-long series is $1,200 per person or $3,000 for 3 members from one district. Breakfast and lunch included.
For hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Riverfront Promenade, click here and make a reservation using the group/convention code: SSD, or call (916) 326-5000 and mention code “SSDA” for discounted room rates. Hotel reservations deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2017.
***Attendees will need to bring copies of their Collective Bargaining Agreement, Budget, and LCAP to the Sessions***