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Negotiations Training Sessions
Negotiations Training Sessions
SSDA
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To register by credit card, click here.

To register by P.O., click here. 

CLICK HERE to download the Negotiations Training Flyer

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

Details:

 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***