Academy III: The Negotiation Process

Academy III: The Negotiations Process

Academy III focuses on the negotiation process through classroom teaching as well as a negotiation simulation involving economics, reclassification and benefit issues that give participants an opportunity to sharpen their skills. For the negotiations simulation, the class is divided into management and union teams. This interactive workshop on thorny problems and issues such as the timing of settlements, impasse strategies and multi-year contracts precedes the simulation and debriefing. Finally, a discussion on "The Perspective of the Negotiator" rounds out the day from a management panel.

National PELRA Labor Relations Academy and Certification Program (CLRP®)

The National PELRA Labor Relations Certification Program (CLRP®), is an innovative certificate program designed specifically for public sector labor relations and human resource professionals who are new to the field as well as the experienced practitioner seeking additional training. In order to attain the prestigious CLRP® designation, you must complete the three Core Academies, (Academy I, Academy II and Academy III, in any order) and take the multiple-choice exam or write a paper.

This unique four-step program leads to the Professional Certification as a Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP®).

Steps 1 Through 3

Complete Academies I, II, and III - May be completed in any order. Participants must complete each entire Academy.

Step 4

Submit a Labor Relations Professional Paper - Paper to be approved by National PELRA Labor Relations Academy Committee prior to awarding certification.


Receive a Passing score on the CLRP® Exam.

Obtaining CLRP Certification

One final step in the process!

If you select to write a paper, participants must complete a paper on a topic pre-approved by the Labor Relations Academy Committee. The paper should incorporate information the participant learned from Academies I, II and III, however, the main subject may be academic in nature, or based on work experience in which the participant learned something significant about the process.


If you select to take the exam, participants must register and take the exam at a designated location. Upon passing, participants will receive their CLRP certification.

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