Certification Week 2024 - Fort Worth, TX

Tuesday, January 16 - Friday, January 19, 2024

Welcome to Cert Week! Did you miss out on Cert Week 2023 in Goodyear, AZ and wish there was a consolidated program to be recognized among your peers as a certified professional? Obtaining the designation of CLRP requires successfully completing Academy 1-3, prior to completing an exam or written paper. Cert Week offers a condensed opportunity to enroll in all three (or missing individual courses) in one week with the option to take the CLRP online exam at the end.  

January 16, 2023. Academy 1: The Foundation of Labor Relations provides participants with the resources to achieve a better understanding of the basic principles and practices of labor relations. Through lively workshops and interactive exercises, participants sharpen their knowledge of "The Duty to Bargain", "Good Faith Bargaining", "The Scope of Bargaining", "The Profile of an Excellent Negotiator", and writing important contract clauses. Participants will be given tools to assist them in preparing and organizing for bargaining and also enforcing and administering the resulting collective bargaining agreement. An overview of comparative negotiating processes illustrates various approaches to bargaining and tips for success. (8:00a - 4:00p)  WAPELRA 2022.1

January 17, 2023.   Academy 2: The Grievance Arbitration Process teaches participants about the role of arbitration in union-management relations from the perspective of the practitioner, the arbitrator, and the advocate. This workshop addresses responding to a grievance, rules of contract administration and how and when to raise the question of arbitrability. Participants will draft a response to a grievance and learn how to improve their skills in preparing and presenting a winning case. Interactive exercises throughout the day in choosing an arbitrator and selecting witnesses are designed to build expertise. The last exercise of the Academy, based of videos and facts of the case, you get to be the arbitrator and determine the ruling.  (8:00a - 4:00p)  

January 18, 2023 . Academy 3: The Negotiations Process 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.  (8:00a - 4:00p)  

January 19, 2023. Exam (Optional). Focused CLRP Exam testing environment. Attendees must bring their own laptop. If you register for the exam, additional information will be sent to you prior to the test, as you must properly complete each course before you can sit for the exam. (9:00a - 11:00a; maximum 2-hours to complete the exam)


Bundle & Save 5%! Register and Paid before October 15th

Member Rate
Paid after October 15th

Non-Member Rate
Paid after October 15th

Academy 1-3 + CLRP Exam Member $1,149.50 / $1,743.25 Non-Member$1,210$1,835
Academy 1-3Member $983.25 / $1,410.75 Non-Member$1,035$1,485
Individual Academies a la carteNo bundle option; Regular Rates$345$495
CLRP ExamNo bundle option; Regular Rates$175$350

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Embassy Suites Fort Worth Downtown
$179/night + full breakfast w/ made to order options

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*Lodging is NOT included in the Cert Week registration. Separate reservations must be made if lodging is needed.

**Program Notes: National PELRA will provide breakfast and lunch during Academies 1-3. Attendees staying at the host Embassy Suites will have the inclusive full breakfast onsite, and non-hotel attendees will be provided a breakfast offering. A full catered lunch is provided - any dietary limitations can be noted in your Cert Week registration.

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